by Rob Lippolis

BINGHAMTON- The Binghamton Black Bears of the Federal Prospect Hockey League announced on Friday morning the signing of veteran defenseman Justin Coachman.  Coachman had previously spent the last four seasons with the Watertown Wolves, playing a pivotable part in their Commissioner's Cup championship season last year.  

The Rochester, New York, native will join the Black Bears on the blueline ahead of their weekend series against his former team.  For the first time in his professional career, Coachman will be facing off against Watertown.  

Coachman played his college hockey at Concordia University Wisconsin, were he played in 25 games as a student-athlete, before being named an alternate captain for the Wolves.    

Black Bears head coach Gary Gill was asked about the addition of a veteran player to the team and he said, 

"I think it's a no brainer when he became available... he is gonna add toughness to our team and I am excited for him to join the club."

Look for Justin Coachman this weekend wearing the #7 jersey.  Mac Lewis has now switched to #19 moving forward as the Black Bears take on the Watertown Wolves this Friday and Saturday at 7:00P.M.   

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