Friday, February 17, 2012

BKN Aviators ~ Upstate Showdown; Warriors, Come Out to Plaaay!

From the desk of:   THE SKATES OF FLATBUSH

BROOKLYN AVIATORS:   It's Upstate Versus Downstate With a Playoff Spot Up For Grabs.


In a trying season for the A's, these next two games are as important as any they will play down the stretch.  The Brooklyn Aviators touch down in Akwesasne this weekend for two games against last year's FHL Champions; the Warriors.

In addition to losing to the Whalers last Friday, Brooklyn had their weekend cut short last week.  And so with more games played, the Danbury Whalers moved ahead of Brooklyn in the standings.  The Whalers now own third place with seventy-one points.  Brooklyn is in fourth place with sixty-four points.  The Warriors trail them with fifty-seven points.  For Brooklyn, a sweep of these two games will go along way towards keeping them in the first division and securing a playoff berth.  With two wins of their own, the Warriors can pull within a point of the A's.

Brooklyn will have their work cut out for them.  Akwesasne sports three of the top eight scorers in the League.  The Warriors' Pierre Dagenais is tops with 113 points.  Sylvain Deschatelets (87 points) joins two New Jersey skaters in the 80 point range.  And Nicolas Corbeil is third on the team and eighth in the League with 61 points.  For Flatbush, both Andrew Owsiak and Jesse Felten come into tonight's game with forty-one points apiece.

Flatbush is 3-1 in their last four games while Akwesasne comes into tonight's game 1-3 over the same stretch.  The Warriors however play very well at home and have a 11-2-1-4 record to show.  On the road, the A's have played to a disappointing 6-0-3-9 record.

This is the final push.  There are only ten games left in Brooklyn's regular season.  Lets Go Aviators!!


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