B-Sens' Cowick credits Richardson for recent opportunities

By Travis Eldridge

June 10, 2014 Updated Jun 10, 2014 at 8:38 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton Senators coach Luke Richardson did not put Corey Cowick in the lineup during Game 1 of their playoff series against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season. It was one of the few times Cowick has had a problem with Richardson since coach started in Binghamton.

But it sparked a fire under Cowick, who played some of his best hockey during the next three games of the series.

Most of the time though, Cowick has credited Richardson for giving him a chance, he says he didn't get under coach Kurt Kleinendorst.

Last week at the Relay for Life Event at SUNY Broome, Cowick talked about how Richardson has helped his career.

"He likes hard workers type thing and I think that's one of the assets of my game that I have that a lot of the other guys don't. I'll work harder than most guys," said Cowick. "You know, he's been really, really great helping me. He gave me a little bit more confidence than I had in juniors by a lot. I think it's great of the organization, not only Binghamton but Ottawa, to keep him in the fold."

Richardson has already committed to being with the B-Sens again next year, but Cowick may not. He is a restricted free agent this offseason.

Cowick has played in parts of four seasons with the team, and said last Friday, he loves this community, especially the hockey community here in Binghamton.

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