Goalies past, present and future: Tuesday notes

Same group, same array for Bridgeport this morning. Brent Thompson has said before that he likes the guys they have, likes the depth he has at different spots, likes the way they fill their roles; said it again today.

Joining them in the runway, on crutches, as he did a few times over the weekend, was goalie Christopher Gibson. He had surgery Wednesday on Long Island. Though he said he wasn’t comfortable talking specifics about the lower-body injury he suffered in practice the day before Election Day, he said everything went well. “I’m happy with how everything went,” he said. “Now it’s time to rehab.

“I feel like I’m still part of the team,” Gibson said. “I want to spend as much time as possible with the guys.”

We’d figured he was done for the year. He didn’t go that far. “Day by day now,” he said. He’ll be seeing the doctors and going from there. “For now, everything’s as good as it can go.”

Elsewhere, it’s been two weeks, seven games, since Hershey gave up fewer than four goals, and before that, you’re going back to Bridgeport’s last visit on Dec. 30. The Bears called up Parker Milner from South Carolina. They’re in Hartford tomorrow while Bridgeport hosts Providence.

And a reminder that tonight at 7 is Alan’s first coach’s show at Vazzy’s, with Brent Thompson and special guest Eric Boguniecki.

Michael Fornabaio