BROOKLYN AVIATORS: Here Comes That Garrett Peters and the Fins Again. Let's Rumble.
Brooklyn dropped Friday night's face-off against the New Jersey Outlaws 3-2, in the first game of a three game weekend set off-Flatbush at Hangar Five.
After skating to a scoreless first period, the cross-Harbor rivals took turns scoring a pair of consecutive goals against each other. The Outlaws from New Jersey went first. Old friend Matthew Puntureri scored at 6:04 of the period. Team mate Travis Kauffeldt made it a 2-0 game at the 8:14 mark.
Then Brooklyn's Coolest took their turn. At 13:25, Jesse Felten made it a 2-1 game with his ninth goal of the season. After KC Timmons got called for hooking at 17:53 to put N.J. on the power play, Andrew Owsiak scored short-handed for Brooklyn just before time expired on the penalty at the 19:27 mark. The teams went into the 2nd intermission tied at two apiece.
Three times New Jersey put Brooklyn on the power play. Three times the Aviators came up empty. New Jersey's Kevin Cooper scored at the 3:01 mark of the third period, and that's all she wrote. Friday night went to the visitors from New Jersey by a 3-2 final score. Brooklyn's Josselin St. Pierre stopped twenty-six of twenty-nine shots in defeat.
Friday night's loss drops the A's home-ice record to five wins and five losses; two losses came in over-time. Their overall record is now eight wins; six losses; four overtime losses; good for twenty eight points and tied with Danbury for fourth place.
The Hangar will have the unmistakable smell of Fish in the air tonight. New nemesis; the Cape Cod Blue Fins; will be swimming into Jamaica Bay tonight for a game against the Aviators. Cape Cod hasn't done very well in the standings this season and are 2-6 on the road. But they put up one hell of a fight when they play Brooklyn. Go figure.... For a team with half the A's point total (BKN-28 vs. CC-14), they've been an awfully hard Fish to reel in. They lead the season series against Brooklyn so far three games to two. Chris Ferizzoli of Flatbush and Cape Cod's Garrett Peters are their team's respective scoring leaders.
Tonight I expect no less an aggressive game than any other we've played against them so far this season. These games have been quite entertaining to say the least. Let's see how long everyone can keep their gloves on. And maybe....a hockey game just might break out.
The A's will wrap up a weekend in the Hangar Sunday evening against the defending FHL Champs; Awkesasne Warriors.
Saturday Night's Alright for Fightin'...
Cape Cod Blue Fins
HANGAR FIVE, off FLATBUSH AVENUE
in the County of Kings