No hesitation for B-Sens captain after big hit

By Travis Eldridge

October 9, 2013 Updated Oct 9, 2013 at 10:59 PM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) After a light slate of only one game on AHL opening weekend, the B-Sens second and third games are a little more grueling, traveling to Norfolk for a pair. However, they will have their captain back on the ice.

It was a scary moment on Saturday, as Mark Borowiecki lay on the ice after taking a hit to his head. But afterwards coaches said he passed concussion tests, and he's practiced fully with the team all week.

On Tuesday, during the B-Sens golf outing, Boro said despite taking the hit, there's no hesitation when he gets back on the ice on Friday night.

"You live by the sword and you die by the sword, right?" said Borowiecki. "I've done that to guys a lot of times, and it's going to happen to you. I talked to Luke [Richardson] a little bit about maybe sometimes I'm a little too anxious to take on anyone. Sometimes you've got to get your stick up and protect yourself a little bit, but like I said, it's a little bit unlucky. It's kind of a freak thing, taking a guys helmet like that, but it's going to happen and just kind of learn from it."

Richardson said Tuesday, he'd like to see the team get off to a faster start. After Borowiecki left, the B-Sens fell into a 3-1 hole after two periods against Syracuse.

This weekend, Binghamton is hoping for a faster start in Norfolk. The B-Sens play the Admirals both Friday and Saturday night on the road.