Saturday, January 07, 2012

BKN Aviators ~ Stranded on 1000 Islands


BROOKLYN AVIATORS:  Coach Miller Still Tinkering Between the Pipes.

Coach Miller is still trying to fix cracks in the pipes.  Brooklyn tabbed back-up Peter Dundovich to start Friday night's game against 1000 Islands.  Since Thomas Lee's release, Josselin St. Pierre has started most of Brooklyn's games.  On December 31st, Coach Miller then signed and started Jeff Rose (rookie) last week in a winning effort against Cape Cod.  On January 5th, Coach signed goalie Richard Scarsella to a contract, and was listed as the back-up to Peter Dundovich last night.  With no indication of any players' release, the A's tentatively have four goalies under contract.

Friday night however, it wouldn't have mattered if they had Eddie Giacomin between the pipes.  Brooklyn wasn't scoring against Matt Anthony and the 1000 Island Privateers.  He held the A's to one goal on thirty-three shots.  The Skates of Flatbush' lone goal came in the second period of a 4-1 loss.  That goal came courtesy of Andrew Scampoli's second of the season.  The assists came via newly acquired Henry Coxe, and Steve Koich.

Brooklyn played a relatively penalty free sixty-minutes, but went 0-3 when playing with the man advantage.  Peter Dundovich faced thirty-three shots and stopped thirty.  The Privateers scored an empty-netter to close out the game.

The two teams will do it again tonight and who starts in net for Brooklyn is any one's guess right now.  The team from upstate New York is still firmly entrenched in second place with sixty-two points on the season.  The New Jersey Outlaws continue to run away from the circuit with seventy-one points.  Brooklyn?  We're still in the first division with thirty-nine points this season.  Our fourth place standing is slightly ahead of the Akwesasne Warriors who claim fifth place with thirty-two points.


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