FRIDAY NIGHT PUCKS
Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
BROOKLYN AVIATORS: Flying High; Winners of Eight of Their Last Nine Games. Swept Pair of Games From Danbury Last Weekend - Look to do the Same Tonight.
The A's will play their lone game of the weekend against their chief rivals, the Danbury Whalers, tonight in Hangar Five. They'll try and pick up where they left off last weekend, when they took both games of a home and home against Danbury, and then took a huge game from first place New Jersey.
The three wins propelled the A's into third place who now have sixty-four points. New Jersey is still running away with the circuit with ninety-six points, while 1000 Islands maintains a firm grip on second with eighty-six points. Even though they only have fifty-four points, the Akwesasne Warriors still hold an advantage over Danbury by percentage points due to having played six less games than the Whalers (and Brooklyn). But the Danbury Whalers do have sixty-two points and can pull even with Brooklyn tonight.
Since losing back-to-back games against the New Jersey Outlaws in January, the Skates of Flatbush have gone on to win eight of their last nine games. They rebounded to defeat New Jersey twice since then, and beat the 1000 Islands Privateers once. And after taking a pair from the Whalers last weekend, Brooklyn leads the season series versus Danbury four wins to three.
Thirteen games remain in the Aviators' season. Brooklyn will play Danbury three more times after tonight. They have four more games against last place Danville. Three games remain against the Outlaws. And three games remain against last year's FHL Champion; Akwesasne Warriors.
The battle to stay within the first division will not be easy. But this season is headed towards another fun finish as the A's are seemingly ironing out the wrinkles involved with incorporating new players into the fold.
REMINDER: Don't forget, Saturday's home game against the VERMONT WILD has been cancelled. There is no game. There is no more Wild. That is all.
I'll be at the game tonight. Maybe I'll see you there. Tweet me.