2008-12-26 / Sports

Aces Over Jersey Rockhoppers At Aviator Sports

By Howard Schwach

Kyle McCullough is the second leading scorer for the Aces with 14 goals and eight assists. Kyle McCullough is the second leading scorer for the Aces with 14 goals and eight assists. There may have been a snowstorm outside Saturday night, but the Brooklyn Aces heated up the ice inside Aviator Sports with a 4-2 win over their chief rival, the Jersey Rockhoppers.

James Brannigan, the Aces top scorer, hit the net with his 18th goal of the year early in the second period, and Eddie Neville was almost perfect in goal, stopping 28 of the 30 shots that the Jersey team put on net. The Aces, with 9 wins, lead the Eastern Professional Hockey League (NPHL). The next home game for the Aces is January 15 against Hudson Valley.

Forward Mike Christensen scored two goals for the Aces and earned the First Star award for the game. Photos by Robert Schwach. Forward Mike Christensen scored two goals for the Aces and earned the First Star award for the game. Photos by Robert Schwach. Left, Forward James Brannigan is the Aces leading scorer with 18 goals and 12 assists. Right, Goalie Eddie Neville stopped 28 of the 30 Rockhopper shots fired at the goal. Left, Forward James Brannigan is the Aces leading scorer with 18 goals and 12 assists. Right, Goalie Eddie Neville stopped 28 of the 30 Rockhopper shots fired at the goal.

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