Fisher faces younger brother in practice

Posted on October 23, 2009

The Ottawa Senators had a new face in goal this morning as Pascal Leclaire was sidelined with the flu.

In place for Leclaire was Greg Fisher, younger brother to Mike.

Greg, better known as Bud, is a skilled hockey player like his older brother, only he prefers to stare down sharp shooters.

Bud was an emergency fill-in for Leclaire and was thrilled to get a taste of the NHL. Earlier this year Bud went to the Elmira Jackals (Ottawa's ECHL affiliate) for training camp on an emergency fill-in basis while Chris Holt was injured

"It was a lot of fun out there," said Bud, following the workout. "It's a good group of guys and obviously to play hockey with your brother is a lot of fun. There is a little bit of an edge there, some competition."

Bud was thrilled to have been given the opportunity to workout with the Senators and admits that in many ways it was a dream come true.

"I've always dreamed of playing hockey at the professional level in the NHL," said Bud. "I don't have a game under my belt, but a practice is kind of one step closer. It was a lot of fun out there, something I always dreamed of."

Having his younger brother at practice was also a great experience for Mike.

"I had quite a few practices this summer shooting on him so I know his holes and found a lot of them today," said Mike with a laugh. "I went top cheese a couple of times on him.
"It's good to see him be able to fill in."