Carlson and Kirk to Split Duties in Minnesota

Yesterday on the NLL coaches and media conference call, Minnesota Swarm head coach Joe Sullivan addressed the issue of his two goaltenders, Tyler Carlson and Evan Kirk.

He told the media that they will be going with a two goalie system like last season and thus Kirk and Carlson will split duties in between the pipes.

The sophomore goalies both saw success last season with the Swarm. Carlson had a goals against average of 12.04 while Kirk had one of 9.81. Kirk, who was a first round pick, saw 415 minutes of action while Carlson saw 498.

Carlson also played with the Mann Cup champion Peterborough Lakers this summer, though he was pulled from the series after the first game in favor of Mike Thompson.

Minnesota has two goaltenders on their practice squad in Zach Higgins and Ryan Masters who both signed as free agents after training camp. Higgins saw quite a bit of action in training camp and would be considered third on the depth chart.