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Union goalie Grosenick feeling better, ready to play (with 2 videos)

Union goalie Troy Grosenick is ready to go should he get the call to start Friday against Dartmouth in Game 1 of the best-of-three ECAC Hockey tournament quarterfinals at Messa Rink.

The Dutchmen held a press conference Tuesday at Messa, and Grosenick discussed his status. The junior netminder suffered a lower-body injury midway through the third period of the March 1 game against St. Lawrence. He left the game, a Union 5-1 win, and was on the bench the next night when Niskayuna native Colin Stevens shut out Clarkson, 4-0.

"I'm feel back to 100 percent," Grosenick said. "It's a matter of getting back to practice and battling hard, and preparing for this weekend."

Having the first-round bye gave Grosenick a chance to rest his injury.

"I think it's huge for everybody on the team," Grosenick said. "Obviously, we're a little bit banged up at the end of the season, just like everybody else. It's really good, even if you don't have a serious injury, to have a little extra time to recuperate and get some rest. Hopefully, that little bit of extra rest will help us the rest of the way through."

Union coach Rick Bennett has been happy with the way Grosenick and Stevens have been practicing. However, Bennett will wait until Friday to name his starter.

"Both goaltenders look very good in practice," Bennett said. "It's been a very nice balance there."

I'll examine the relations ship between Grosenick and Stevens in Wednesday's print edition and our webpage.

I do have two videos.

To watch the press conference, click here.

To watch the press conference, click here.

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