Or should I really say, out west with the Thunder, with the road trip still happening. But anyway, I digress.
There’s going to be a couple of new faces in the Adirondack lineup as they embark on their second three in three weekend of the season:
-On Thursday, Syracuse sent down goaltender Connor Ingram and defenseman Matthew Spencer to the Thunder. With the Crunch only playing four games in the next 8 days, while Adirondack has 6 games in the same timespan, the plan is for both players to get some extra game action in, much like Colton White did at the end of October with his three game appearance before returning to a regular spot in Binghamton’s lineup.
Ingram has made six appearances for the Crunch thus far, going 1-3-1 with a 3.36 GAA and .860 save percentage. He last started on Saturday in Laval, taking a 5-2 loss against the Rocket.
Spencer has appeared in just two games for Syracuse thus far, with no points and a -1 rating. He last played on October 28th in Rochester.
To take Ingram’s spot, Nick Riopel was recalled to the Crunch and will back up Michael Leighton on Saturday at home against Charlotte. How long he stays up remains to be seen.
-This may not be the only roster action we’ll see before the weekend is out. By Sunday at 3:00 PM, all 27 ECHL teams must lower their roster limit from 21 to 20 players. With a seemingly different Thunder lineup every week so far–27 different players, goaltenders included, have made at least one appearance, with 8 appearing in all 10 games thus far–this will be an interesting decision to see who ends up on the chopping block.