2009-12-25 / Sports

Aviators Continue Winning Ways Moving Into New Year

By Howard Schwach

Forward Mike Christensen is a fan favorite who played for the Aces last year. All photos by Rob Schwach. Forward Mike Christensen is a fan favorite who played for the Aces last year. All photos by Rob Schwach. The New York Aviators professional hockey team moved into the new year by winning its last three games, keeping its unbeaten streak, which now numbers 12 games, moving ahead.

The Aviators play their home games at the Aviator Sports Complex on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, just north of the Gil Hodges Marine Park Bridge, just minutes from the west end of Rockaway.

The team’s leading scorer so far this season is John Goffredo, a 5-foot-7 inch forward from Washington, New York, with nine goals and fifteen assists, a total of 24 points.

The team’s leading goal scorer with 12 goals is forward Angelo Serse, a 24- year-old from Monroe, New York.

The Aviators have a sampling of play ers that are holdovers from last year’s Brooklyn Aces, a team that folded after losing the league championship to the New Jersey Rockhoppers last year.

Augusto DiMarzo (12) and Vinny Geonetti (7) get ready for a faceoff. Augusto DiMarzo (12) and Vinny Geonetti (7) get ready for a faceoff. Those players include defenseman Chris Robinson (2-2-4), Rob Scampoli (7-6-13), Mike Christensen (5-9-14), Chris Holmes (8-12-20), Jesse Felten (5-4-9) and Mike Thompson (1-2-3).

Goalies Eddie Nevelle, a holdover from last year and Chris Testa share the net.

Head Coach Rob Miller, a player for the Aces last year, has kept a winning combination on the ice all season, winning most of the games by a wide margin. The Aviators’ next game is at the Brooklyn complex on December 28.
Forward Jesse Felten was a fan favorite last year and is one again this year, as he throws his body with abandon and digs the puck out of the corners. Forward Jesse Felten was a fan favorite last year and is one again this year, as he throws his body with abandon and digs the puck out of the corners.
Head coach Rob Miller speaks with his team during a time out. Head coach Rob Miller speaks with his team during a time out.
Leading scorer John Goffredo. Leading scorer John Goffredo.
Forward Chris Holmes (16) moves to the net as Mike Christensen (21) looks on. Forward Chris Holmes (16) moves to the net as Mike Christensen (21) looks on.
Forward KC Timmons is the only player on the team who was originally drafted by an NHL team. He played for three years with the AHL’s Hershey Bears. Forward KC Timmons is the only player on the team who was originally drafted by an NHL team. He played for three years with the AHL’s Hershey Bears.
Forward Kyle Tyll has quickly become a top scorer and fan favorite. Forward Kyle Tyll has quickly become a top scorer and fan favorite.
Goalie Eddie Neville, from Ozone Park, shares the goal with Chris Testa. Goalie Eddie Neville, from Ozone Park, shares the goal with Chris Testa.
Defenseman Chris Robinson is another fan favorite who works with kids at Aviator Sports, teaching them to skate and play hockey. Defenseman Chris Robinson is another fan favorite who works with kids at Aviator Sports, teaching them to skate and play hockey.

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