Friday, November 12, 2010

N.Y. Aviators Hockey ~ Opening Night in Brooklyn


November 12, 2010

Broome Barons

Aviator Sports Center, Floyd Bennett Field

The "Coolest Guys in Brooklyn" haven't started the 2010-2011 season in the most spectacular fashion, wrestling with a 2-5 record.  They've been 'barnstorming' since October 29th when their season got under way.  Tonight, finally, they play their home ice opener in front of their eagerly waiting Brooklyn Rooters.  And maybe, being reunited with their fans is just what the Doctor ordered to get them started on a winning track.  They may be struggling at the moment but they already have shown a flair for the dramatic.  In their two wins, one came in overtime and the other victory was gained in shoot-out.

Matthew Puntureri leads the team with 6 goals.  Andrew Scampoli and Casey Mignone both have 4 goals apiece.  Center Jesse Felton leads the team in penalties with 27 minutes served.  Kevin Druce has started 6 of the 7 games in net for the Aviators.  He owns a .893% Save percentage and a 3.65 Goals Against Average.  He's allowed 22 goals while stopping 183.

The A's will remain home for four games; three against the Barons and one versus the Danbury Whalers.  The Akwesasne Warriors maintain an early lead in the Federal League with a 6-2 record while we find ourselves on the opposite end currently in last place.  Now that the schedule calls for some home games, this is where we balance things out.

Come out and cheer on the "Coolest Guys in Brooklyn" as we try and make this game the first of many we'll have plenty to cheer about.  Let's give these guys the ultimate Home Ice advantage and show the Federal League what playing hockey in Brooklyn is all about.

I'll be there doing my part.  Will you?


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