2009-01-23 / Sports

Host Brooklyn Aces Fly High To Sweep Opponents

The Brooklyn Aces won three games over the weekend. Photos by Ryan Schwach. The Brooklyn Aces won three games over the weekend. Photos by Ryan Schwach. The Brooklyn Aces checked their opponents last weekend to record three victories in the longest homestand of the Eastern Professional Hockey Season.

The Aces recorded three victories in four days at the Aviator Arena to continue their impressive first place start at 21-2-2.

On Thursday, January 15, Brooklyn returned to defeat the Hudson Valley Bears, 9-3. Mike Thomson scored a hat trick of goals and forward James Felton added two in the first period.

Mike Christensen, who scored twice in the game, leads the Aces in goals with 22. He is actually tied with James Brannigan, but Christensen should overtake his former teammate soon. Brannigan was called up two weeks ago to play for the New York Islanders AA affiliate Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL.

Last Friday night, the Aces easily dispatched the second place Jersey Rockhoppers, 6-1. Scoring three power play goals helped the Aces record the victory over their rivals.

Felten, who has began to put the puck in the net a lot more after Brannigan was promoted, scored three more goals to record the hat trick.

Aces goalie Miroslav Recicar stopped 36 of 37 shots and he would prove valuable the next night in a high scoring affair against Danbury.

Third place Danbury scored first against the Aces to take a 1-0 lead just 26 second sinto the contest.

Brooklyn came storming back with Kyle McCullough scoring the third consecutive goal for the Aces to take a 3-1 lead. Felten, who should be named the EPHL player of the week, scored his sixth goal in three games.

Recicar swatted anyway hopes of a Danbury comeback after the opposition cut the lead to 6-5 in the third period. Brooklyn then scored two empty goals to record a 8-5 victory.

The Aces return to the Aviator Arena, located at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, on Friday, January 23 in a battle with the Jersey Rockhoppers at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the game, P.S. 114 night will also be celebrated with 200 students and adults expected to be in the stands.

On Sunday, January 25, The Aces will host Danbury at 2 p.m. On Thursday, Hudson Valley will visit the Aviator Arena at 7:30 p.m. According to the Aces, Brooklyn Oenology (BOE) will be hosting a post-game wine tasting party at the Aviator Sports & Recreation Flight Deck lounge.

Aces players, staff, and management will be on hand to offer fans a chance to taste Brooklyn's very own hometown wine. Headquartered in Greenpoint, BOE President, Alie Shaper will be on hand to offer advice on wine selections and show the fans her latest creations. Alie commented, "It's going to be a great night, I'm really looking forward to meeting the Aces fans."

This will be the first of five postgame wine tasting parties hosted by BOE. Fans must be 21-or-older to attend. Fans can purchase tickets online or by calling the Aces ticket office at 718-977-5930.

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