2011-01-28 / Sports

Streaking Aviators Skate To Eight Straight Wins


Goalie Peter Dundovich stopped 43 of 44 Frenzy shots. Goalie Peter Dundovich stopped 43 of 44 Frenzy shots. The New York Aviators defeated the Cape Cod Barons 4-1 on Saturday night in Federal Hockey League action.

The A’s have now extended their winning streak to eight straight games, and also picked up their ninth consecutive win on home ice.

New York jumped to an early 1-0 lead after Chris Holmes potted his 11th of the season 3:28 into the first period. Holmes put home Angelo Serse’s pass in front to get the A’s on the board. Jesse Felten continued his goal scoring streak shortly after on his 14th of the year at the 6:32 mark.

Felten deflected Brett Dickinson’s shot from the point on the power play, which gives the defenseman four assists in three games for the Aviators.

The man advantage was just that for the A’s in the second period, an advantage, as they scored again to take a 3- 0 lead. Nick Grove netted his first in a New York Jersey at the 9:46 spot for the only goal scored in the middle frame. Cape Cod tallied their first goal of the game in the final period to cut the score to 3-1, after Vincent Amigone de-flected the puck past A’s net minder Kevin Druce. The A’s though, would regain their three-goal lead on a late marker by John Goffredo to secure the Aviators’ victory.


Aviators’ mascot celebrated his birthday with members of the team’s kids’ club and friend, Sandy, the mascot of the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team. Aviators’ mascot celebrated his birthday with members of the team’s kids’ club and friend, Sandy, the mascot of the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team. Druce picks up his 15th win of the season making 21 saves, while Barons goalie Chris Testa is charged with his sixth loss despite putting aside 32 shots.

With the win, New York moves to 19- 12-2 on the year, as Cape Cod falls to 10-10-3 in the defeat.

New York returns to home ice on Friday, the 28th, with a 7:05 p.m. contest against the Barons. Great tickets are still on sale by calling 718-758- 7580 or by logging onto www.newyorkaviators.com. Don’t forget that all A’s home games are broadcast on the Aviators’ Radio Network at www.livesportsvideo.com with radio voice Carmine Vetrano.

January 21


Aviator John Goffredo drops the puck to trailing team mate Matt Puntereri on a “give and go” where Goffredo got the pass back in the slot and fired home the winning goal in overtime. Photos by Robby Schwach. Aviator John Goffredo drops the puck to trailing team mate Matt Puntereri on a “give and go” where Goffredo got the pass back in the slot and fired home the winning goal in overtime. Photos by Robby Schwach. John Goffredo netted the game winning goal just 25 seconds into overtime to extend the Aviators winning streak to seven games, as New York skated past the Danbury Whalers 3-2 on Friday night in Federal Hockey League action.

Goffredo put home the one timer in the slot from Matt Puntureri to send the New York bench and fans into a craze. With the win, the A’s move to 7- 0 at home against the Whalers, and 9- 4 in the season series.


Ivo Mocek skates up ice. Ivo Mocek skates up ice. Puntureri picked up his fourth goal in two games, after his 22nd tally of the year came at the 10:10 mark of the opening frame. The assistant captain was camped out in front of Whalers’ net minder Peter Skoggard, and put home the loose puck to give New York the 1-0 lead.

Danbury tied the game up on a power play marker in the middle frame, as Steve McClellan ripped a wrister from the high slot over A’s goaltender Kevin Druce. McClellan’s sixth goal of the year came exactly one minute into their man advantage at the 3:32 mark. However, the A’s would regain their one goal lead after Jesse Felten found the back of the net with 4:48 remaining in the second. Felten registered his seventh goal in three games with the tally, which helped New York skate into the second intermission with a 2-1 edge.

Seifert netted the equalizer in the third frame, however it wasn’t enough as New York skated to the victory in the extra session.

Druce picks up his 14th win of the season after putting aside 31 shots, while Skoggard is nabbed with the overtime loss making 30 saves.

January 20

The New York Aviators skated to their team-high sixth straight win with an 8-1 victory over the Rome Frenzy on Thursday night in Federal Hockey League action.

Matt Puntureri led the way offensively with a season high seven points, which included a hat trick, and Jesse Felten chipped in with six points and a hat trick of his own to help New York gain their 12th win on home ice.

New York exploded for a team high five first period goals against Rome. Puntureri started the night off with his 19th goal of the season just 1:18 into the game.

However, Felten would out-do his teammate with his second hat trick in as many games. The Wisconsin native scored his three tallies in a span of 4:15 to give him four first period points.

The Frenzy, though, cut into the already 4-1 lead with Mike Maier’s fifth marker of the season. New York did not stop after the goal, as Puntueri would give back to the A’s their fourgoal lead with his second of the period with under four minutes left.

The Aviators did not have the high power offense in the second, but still registered the only goal to take a 6-1 edge. Mike Thomson tallied his 12th of the campaign at the 5:23 mark on a beautiful breakaway shot. The story, though, of the second, was A’s net minder Pete Dundovich who turned aside all 20 shots he saw from Rome.

Felten then found the back of the net for his fourth goal of the night, also a season high for him, to give New York a 7-1 lead at the 10:37 mark. Puntureri, not to be outdone of course, also scored in the final frame for his third tally of the contest, 2:17 later.

Dundovich stopped 44 shots on the night to improve his record to 4-4-0, while Rome net minder Anthony Luckow is nabbed with his second loss stopping 10 shots.

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