The Aviators players spoke with the kids, gave them tips on playing hockey and autographs.
Everything was perfect for the final showdown between the two top teams in the senior Rockaway Rockies Roller Hockey League.
The weather cooperated, the Beach 108 Street rink was fast and three professional hockey players from the New York Aviators came to cheer on the players, give tips and autographs and to present the trophies to the winners.
In a hard-fought game that ended in a shoot-out, The Wave team beat Boarders Surf Shop for the championship.
Three of the New York Aviators players gave up their Sunday off-day to come to the hockey rink at Beach 108 Street and Shore Front Parkway to give the young roller hockey players a lift. Pictured with Rockies official Rob Schwach are, from left, right wing Matt Puntureri from Pennsylvania, defenseman Jarrett Rush from New Jersey, and right wing Josh Laliberte from New Hampshire .
The Wave team and Boarders Surf Shop played to a 4-4 tie after an overtime period and had to go to a shoot out to decide the winner.
Boarders Surf Shop skaters show off their second-place trophies, joined by their coaches and the Aviator players.
The Elegante Restaurant team came in third, after losing to Boarders Surf Shop for a chance to play the first-place Wave team.
The two finalists shake hands after the game was over.
A Boarders player lines up the net against The Wave goalie. The Wave goalie was perfect, while the Boarders goalie gave up two goals to their opponents.
The Wave players show off their championship trophies, joined by their coaches and the Aviator players.