The Rochester Knighthawks announced last night that they have signed former Buffalo Bandits backup goaltender Angus Goodleaf to a one-year deal. Current backup Jake Henhawk has been released.
Goodleaf spent three seasons in Buffalo as the backup to Mike Thompson before being cut by the Bandits last December. In 36 career regular season games played, Goodleaf has logged 458 minutes between the pipes, posted a 1-8 record, 10.86 goals against average, .and 767 save percentage. He has also seen some action in the playoffs, posting an 0-1 record, 7.54 GAA, and .812 save percentage in 47 minutes played throughout his career during the postseason.
Overall, this is a good move for the Knighthawks. Jake Henhawk was a pretty good backup but only played about 21 minutes last season behind Vinc. Goodleaf provides the Knighthawks with a little more security in the rare occasion that Vino gets pulled from goal as he brings more experience to the table.
Goodleaf has already won a championship as a member of the 2010 Peterborough Lakers and took home a silver medal with the Iroquois Nationals at the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. Like Henhawk, Goodleaf also participated in the Bowhunter Cup game between the United States and Iroquois Nationals.