BROOKLYN AVIATORS: The Coolest Guys in Brooklyn Rewarded Themselves With a Six-Pack of Points This Weekend For a Job Well Done.
The Skates of Flatbush spent the weekend in Hangar Five taking on the visiting Danbury Whalers and 1000 Islands Privateers. Their dual victories earned them six more points and inched them a little closer to the circuit leaders. After the FHL's weekend schedule concluded Sunday in Danbury, the Brooklyn Aviators now find themselves in third place with twenty-eight points; thirteen points behind first place New Jersey, and only eight points behind 1000 Islands who occupy second place.
Danbury Whalers - 2
Brooklyn Aviators - 4
In quite the civil game by their standards, dotted by mere charging; roughing; and boarding penalties; the Aviators took advantage of extra-man advantages two times in eight opportunities; first to tie the game in the second period, then to seal the deal in the third.
Half way through the first period, Anthony Iaquinto started Brooklyn's night with a goal assisted by Jordan Bernier and KC Timmons. Then a little over four minutes later, Danbury struck back with an inexcusable short-handed goal, tying the game at one each.
Danbury jumped ahead in the second with a go-ahead goal at the 4:33 mark. Then a tripping minor to Danbury's Kelly Miller opened the door for Chris Ferazzoli's power play goal the the 5:06 mark which tied the score at two. At 8:10 of the second period, Andrew Owsiak followed-up and put Brooklyn ahead 3-2 with his seventh goal of the season.
When Danbury's Adam Blanchett got whistled for slashing at 3:39 of the third period, Chris Ferazzoli took the opportunity to score on the ensuing power play, upping his team lead in goals to ten, and increasing Brooklyn's lead by two.
And with the score set at 4-2, the game went final. Josselin St. Pierre made the start in net for Brooklyn and stopped thirty-three shots of the thirty-five he faced. It's his third win this season since being signed to replace former goalie; Thomas Lee.
1000 Islands Privateers - 3
Brooklyn Aviators - 6
In their second ever trip to Brooklyn, the 1000 Islands Privateers were looking pretty good after one period at the Hangar. They were leading 1-0 on a Ryan Pearson goal scored a little shy of the half way mark. They also held Brooklyn scoreless after allowing them two power play opportunities. The A's weren't without their chances however as they put seventeen shots on net during the period.
The second period? Not so pretty for the Privateers. Brooklyn lined up the cannons and opened fire lobbing four volleys past 1000 Islands goalie Matt Anthony. Ken Trentowski fired off the first two goals of the period. His first was unassisted and came at the 2:26 mark. A little over two minutes later at 4:32, Jason Dolgy assisted on Ken Trentowski's second goal of the period. The next blow against the Privateers hit it's mark at 10:13, when Jesse Felton gave Brooklyn a 3-1 lead. And the final Aviator shot to find net this period came at the 15:32 mark, scored unassisted by Casey Mignone.
The Privateers spent the better part of the third period trying to mount a comeback and came close. They made it a 4-2 game at just 1:34 into the final session. Then made it a 4-3 game at exactly 13:00 on a Michael Richard goal.
But Brooklyn got play going their way again and made it a 5-3 game when Matt Atsoff made 1000 Islands pay for a boarding penalty called against Jeff Winchester. His power play goal came after the 17:45 mark.
Having to take the necessary step of pulling the goalie for an extra attacker, 1000 Islands suffered the riskier side of the move. Jesse Felton scored his second goal of the night into an empty net at 19:41 to give this game an ultimate 6-3 final.
Josselin St. Pierre picked up his third win versus one loss (...and an OT loss). He faced thirty-seven shots and turned back thirty four. So far in his short time minding Brooklyn's net, he's sporting a .905% saves percentage and a 3.38 goals against average.
Next weekend should be a lot of fun folks. The A's will be hosting three games at Hangar Five starting Friday night, Dec 9th against the first place New Jersey Outlaws. After dropping a pair of back-to-back games on their ice recently, it would be nice to get a measure of pay-back against some of the A's former team-mates and anything generally associated with New Jersey. Hey! Rivalries need to start some how. Right?
Saturday is the
Sunday, we welcome back an old competitor in the Akwesasne Warriors; whom we met and lost to in last season's FHL Championship series.