2008-12-12 / Sports

Aces Fly High On Ice And Name New Owner

At right: Mike Christensen celebrates his goal with his Brooklyn Aces teammates. At right: Mike Christensen celebrates his goal with his Brooklyn Aces teammates. The Brooklyn Aces continue to scald their Eastern Professional Hockey opponents in their inaugural campaign. The Aces bring a seven game winning streak into tonight's game against the Hudson Valley Bears at 7:30 p.m. at the Aviator Arena at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.

The Danbury Mad Hatters will visit the Aviator Arena next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Currently on top of the fourteam EPHL with a 9-1 record and 18 points, the Aces also lead the league in goals scored with 61 and other categories.

James Brannigan leads the Aces in goals scored with 16 and in total points with 24. Kyle McCullough is tied with CJ Tozzo for second on the team with 10 goals.

Brooklyn also sports two top goaltenders. Eddie Neville starred in their first five games, recording a 4-1 record and a 2.07 Goals Allowed Average.

When Neville was signed as an emergency backup to head to the East Coast Hockey League's Elmira team, backup Miroslav Recicar easily adjusted to the starting role.

The Brooklyn Aces and the Jersey Rockhoppers get into a scrap on the ice. The Brooklyn Aces and the Jersey Rockhoppers get into a scrap on the ice. Recicar went 5-0 and stopped 32 of his 35 shots in a 6-3 Aces road victory over the Jersey Rockhoppers on December 6. That victory sealed his award as the EPHL Goaltender of the Week. Recicar ranks first in the EPHL in wins.

The Eastern Professional Hockey League Governors have announced the purchase of the Brooklyn Aces hockey team by Alan D. Friedman.

The Aces new owner has purchased 100 percent of the team. Terms of the sale were not announced. Friedman, forty-eight, grew up in Canarsie and is currently the owner of Greenpoint Scrap Metal. Friedman is an avid hockey fan who still plays both ice and roller hockey.

"I'm a hands-on guy and you'll see me at all of the Aces home games. I welcome feedback from our fans so please make it a point to introduce yourself to me at the games and let me know how we're doing!"

To visit the Aviator Arena at the Aviator Sports Complex via public transportation, take the Q 35 bus which stops on Flatbush Avenue.

Via car, travel over the Marine Parkway Bridge and take a right at the first traffic light to enter Floyd Bennett Field. You will pass a guard house. Take the first left to the parking area. For more information on the Brooklyn Aces, please go to www. brooklyn aces.com

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