07/11/2018 12:09 PM -
BLOG UPDATE (DAY 2 / 8:00 p.m.)
I spoke with Tariq Hammond yesterday about the broken ankle that he suffered 15 months ago that he is technically still recovering from. While he’s good to go on skates and in the weight room, he’s still not cleared for running or jumping and still has some catching up to do strength-wise in his right leg. He told me that if he played any other sport, his career would be over. Fortunately, he plays hockey and is focused on earning significant minutes on the blueline in Binghamton next year in his first professional season.
I also spoke with Colby Sissons about what he learned in Swift Current’s run to the Memorial Cup and how he can use that as he prepares for his first professional season. He knows he needs to get stronger to be able to battle a little bit better, but still wants to improve his speed and agility so he can effectively use his skillset as an offensive defenseman with a strong first pass and transition game.
Update: I can confirm that are not the same person ;)