The Ottawa Senators may still be out of commission thanks to the NHL lockout, but there is still something for hockey starved fans to look forward to.
The American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators are set to begin training camp tomorrow morning with players reporting for fitness testing and medicals. The on-ice workouts will begin the following day at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in lovely Binghamton, New York.
A quick glance at the team rosters for training camp shows a number of players that will be of interest to fans in Ottawa.
On Team 1, you have the likes of Jared Cowen, Mike Hoffman, Robin Lehner, Shane Prince and last year’s SEL MVP, Jakob Silfverberg. There were some rumbling about Silfverberg looking for work in Sweden but as of now, that does not seem to be the case. Some games in North America will be great for Silfverberg at this point in his development.
Team 2 includes Mark Borowiecki, Andre Petersson, Mark Stone, Patrick Wiercioch and Mika Zibanejad. All five of those guys are expected to be in the mix for jobs with the big team, if the NHL can ever get the season underway.
In total, Binghamton will have 36 players at their camp.
Will have updates from the farm throughout camp and once the season gets going. You can check out the full training camp schedule and rosters here.
- The Ottawa Senators have sent information to season ticket holders regarding refund options in the event regular season games are missed. Fans are presented with two options; leave your money in your Sens account and receive 5% interest on canceled games or take a refund and receive an interest rate of 1.25% on canceled games. Fans are being asked to make a decision by October 15, 2012.
- Former Bingo bench boss and obvious candidate for a job at the NHL level has instead opted for the NCAA. Kurt Kleinendorst has joined on with University of Alabama-Hunstville. The team had a record of 2-27-1 last season.