Syracuse pregame: Missing goalie?

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I don’t believe Cedric Desjardins, who’s been among the better goalies in the league the past few years, has ever played here. (Please correct me if I’m misremembering). Backed up the two games Norfolk played here in November 2010 (Mark Wotton in overtime; Poulin’s shutout in Jack Capuano’s last game here), was still with Hamilton when Syracuse played here last year, was in the Rumored Conference otherwise.

Just a curiosity, but the streak continues, as Kristers Gudlevskis, who shut Bridgeport out in October, gets the call tonight. Kenny Reiter goes for Bridgeport. Brett Gallant took warmup wearing an A, which made me wonder if he might sneak back in, but it didn’t look like it from line rushes. One to scratch each way. Edit: Indeed Gallant and Sergeev.

BRIDGEPORT
F: Lee-Strome-Halmo
Bouchard (A)-Quine-Persson
Diamond-Langkow-Wetmore
Vaughan-A.Clark-Johnson
(Gallant (A)-scratch)
D: Ness (A)-Cantin
Keenan-Mayfield
Jackson-Cornell
G: Reiter
Milner

SYRACUSE
F: Tyrell-Angelidis (C)-Rankin
DiSalvatore-Namestnikov-Connolly (A)
Labrie-Paquette-Panik
Paradis-Richard-Walker
D: Taormina-Witkowski
Mormina (A)-Henry
Korobov-Nesterov
(Sergeev-scratch)
G: Gudlevskis
Desjardins

R: Leduc. L: Simeon, Wahl.

Meanwhile Scott Stuccio tweeted earlier that Mike Haviland won’t coach today for Hershey because of a medical issue. Hope all’s well with Haviland, and Tim Leone tweeted later that Doug Yingst said it’s minor.

Categories: Pregame, Syracuse
Michael Fornabaio

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  1. Dunno; was wondering that too, and idly had thought about going to ask postgame, but then all hell broke loose and it slipped my mind. A fellow on Twitter said that’s how it works in Syracuse with smaller benches and they may just be used to it.

  2. mike says:

    Any reason why Crunch back-up goalie was sitting in the tunnel and not on the bench ?