BROOKLYN AVIATORS: A Hockey Game Broke-Out During the Cape Cod Friday Night Fights.
After suffering two over-time losses in two meetings against the Cape Cod Blue Fins this season, the A's finally exacted a measure of road rage Friday night. In meeting number three, Brooklyn won convincingly by a score of 6-1 up in Hyannis, Mass. The win also snapped a two game losing streak and comes on the heals of an over-time loss to Vermont on Thursday.
After making a relief appearance in Thursday night's game, Coach Miller gave goalie Peter Dundovich the start in Cape Cod. And he did not disappoint. He faced fifty-one shots and stopped fifty to secure his first victory of the season. The game was a much needed confidence builder for Brooklyn's back-up goalie that will no doubt earn him more starts in the coming weeks.
Vladimir Nikiforov scored in the first period. KC Timmons and Jordan Bernier added goals in the second period. Chris Ferazzoli took care of everything else. He scored a goal in each period; two on the power play, and one at even strength for a hat trick.
That's the way the game turned out. But this is what really happened.
I guess after two previous hotly contested games against each other, the two teams may have already had enough of each other and perhaps wanted to express themselves a little bit because the game got chippy quite early. The first period was an exchange of trips, roughing and slashes. But by the second period, sportsmanship took a back seat as play really degenerated. First period slashing and roughing turned into second period Fighting; Boarding; Instigating; Misconducts; and Third-Man-In majors.
All that good will towards each other carried over into the third period as they acted out this time with another Unsportsmanlike penalty, more trips and cross-checks too.
In total, Brooklyn was arraigned on sixteen counts of thuggery worth forty-nine minutes, while Cape Cod was charged with thirteen violations and fifty-one minutes of punk time.
What a great win!
So while Brooklyn's blood is still boiling, it seems like a perfect time to take on our chief rival; Danbury Whalers; tonight in The Hangar and see if we can finally secure our first home-ice win of the season.
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