Friday, December 02, 2011

BKN Aviators ~ Take On Danbury Whalers; Round IV

From the desk of:  THE SKATES OF FLATBUSH

BROOKLYN AVIATORS:  The Skates of Flatbush Are Looking to Settle the Score in Another Friday Night Rumble Versus Danbury.

Having dropped a pair of tough road games against the New Jersey Outlaws last weekend, the Brooklyn Aviators will be trying to get things turned around this week with the help of some friendly home scheduling.  First up in Hangar Five is a Friday night wrangling with our rivals from Danbury, Connecticut.

The A's have not lost three games in a row this season.  They'll be trying to get back into the win column against the Whalers.  But against Danbury nothing is ever easy.....or painless.  We've faced Danbury three times and lost twice to them.  The Whalers defeated the A's 3-2 in their only visit to the Hangar earlier this season.  While up in Danbury, the two teams have split a pair.  And in the last game played between the two, Danbury came out on top 3-1 in a game marred by a third period pair of fighting majors.

New Jersey now sits atop the Federal Hockey League standings with a 12-2 record and thirty-five points.  In second place with an 11-2-1 record and thirty-three points is 1000 Islands.  The Akwesasne Warriors defeated 1000 Islands Thursday night and so gained ground on them.  They are currently in third place, now owners of a 9-4-1 record good for twenty-seven points.

Then we speak of Brooklyn.  In fourth place, the Aviators are sporting a 6-5-4 record this season; good for twenty-two points.  Hot on our tails is Danbury with seven wins and seven losses; good for twenty-one points.  So Friday night's game between these rivals will definitely be affecting the standings.

Saturday, the 1000 Islands Privateers return to Flatbush Avenue for another go at the Aviators.  Last time here, Brooklyn dispatched the then first place club by a 5-2 final score.  As of Thursday night, Privateers' winger Justin Levac was second in the League in scoring in both goals and points with thirteen and thirty respectively.  Brooklyn's Chris Ferazzoli continues to lead the A's in scoring, and is tied for eighth in the League with twenty-four points.

The A's will be pressing forward without the services of another team scoring leader; Vladimir Nikiforov.  He was recalled by his former Bloomington organization in the CHL.






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