Former Stingray Machesney Ready For First Start

By Tim Leone
Of The Patriot-News

HERSHEY, Pa. – Daren Machesney was a forgotten man while Frederic Cassivi started the first six games for the Hershey Bears.

But backup goalie Machesney is, indeed, still on the roster. By means of proof, he’ll make his first start of 2007-08 on Friday when the Bears visit the Albany River Rats.

“Actually, I didn’t play a whole lot last year, either [10 games in Hershey and 15 in the ECHL with South Carolina],” Machesney said Thursday. “So I kind of got used to it. You’ve got to have your body ready and just go from there, just do everything you can to be ready. That’s your job.”

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