Aviators Look To Build Winning Streak
The New York Aviators met up with the Privateers for their second game in a row on Monday night at Bonnie Castle Arena in Alexandria Bay, Ontario. With the hopes of splitting the series with the Privateers, the A’s came out firing, posting nearly 60 shots on net but Thousand Islands’ goalie Josselin St. Pierre stood tall and helped his team secure the 5-3 victory.
New York is currently in third place in the 6-team Federal Hockey League with an 11-12 record and 25 points. Akwesasne is currently first with 38 points and Thousand Islands have 34 points.
Matthew Puntureri leads the Aviators in scoring with 14 goals and 19 assists for 33 points. John Goffredo is tied with Puntureri for the team lead in goals.
The Aviators will return home for their next game today on New Years’ Eve as the Danbury Whalers travel to Brooklyn. The special game time is at 3:05 p.m. Join us for some excitement on the ice before heading out to celebrate the New Year!
The Aviators will return after the New Year to host the Danbury Whalers on January 6 at 7:30 p.m. Order tickets in advance online or by calling 718-758-7580.
The Aviators traveled to Alexandria Bay to face off against the Privateers for the first of two back-to-back games for the teams. Unfortunately, the Aviators were unable to secure a win and dropped the contest 8-3 to 1000 Islands.
Michael Thomson tallied the game winning and Matt Puntureri helped with four points to lead the New York Aviators over the Danbury Whalers, 5- 2, in Federal Hockey League action.
The win also snapped a four game losing streak for the A’s, and also gives them their seventh victory on home ice.
New York got on the board first in the opening period, as Jesse Felten scored his fourth of the season on the power play at the 18:44 mark. Felten made a beautiful move short side, and roofed it over Danbury net minder Nick Niedert to give the Aviators a 1-0 lead.
The Aviators picked up where they left off in the first period with another power play goal in the second. KC Timmons tallied his eighth of the season 3:59 in with a quick wrister that beat Niedert through the five-hole for a 2-0 edge. However, Danbury cut the lead to 2-1 after Matt Caranci netted his third of the campaign. Caranci took a quick shot on the near side that hand cuffed A’s goaltender Kevin Druce just eight seconds later.
New York regained their two goal led with another power play tally coming from Thomson at the 12:51 mark. Thomson’s blast got past the screened Niedert for his sixth marker of the season, which gave the A’s a 3-1 advantage.
In the final frame, Danbury cut the lead to 4-2 with a power play tally from newcomer Adam Blanchette halfway though the third. The A’s though did not stop, and iced the game with a late goal from Chris Holmes whose fifth of the season put it out of reach at 5-2.
Druce made 33 saves to collect his eighth win, while Niedert falls to 10-8- 2 despite putting aside 24 shots.