2011-02-11 / Sports

New York Aviators Continue Record Breaking Winning Streak


A’s forward John Goffredo had two goals and two assists in the 5-2 win over Cape Cod. Photos by Robby Schwach. A’s forward John Goffredo had two goals and two assists in the 5-2 win over Cape Cod. Photos by Robby Schwach. Jesse Felten snapped a 2-2 tie early in the third period to help lift the New York Aviators over the Cape Cod Barons 4-2 on Saturday, February 5 in Federal Hockey League action. The win at Cape Cod keeps the A’s winning streak alive at 14 games.

The Barons struck first in the opening frame, as Anthony Cosmano picked up his ninth goal of the year on a quick shot that got under the pads of A’s net minder Kevin Druce. Then a 1:59 later on the power play, Alex Hager skated the puck end to end, and snapped a shot over the right shoulder of Druce to give Cape Cod a 2-0 lead with 9:49 remaining.

New York though, got a late goal from Angelo Serse with 33 seconds left to grab his eighth marker on the year.

KC Timmons found the back of the net for New York in the second period to tie the game up at 2-2 with only 18 seconds remaining. Timmons shot the puck over Peter Skoggard, who was screened on the play, for his eleventh goal of the season. Skoggard though, made 20 stops inn the middle frame as the A’s could only register one goal.


Aviators defenseman Nick Kuqali had two assists in Friday’s win. Aviators defenseman Nick Kuqali had two assists in Friday’s win. Serse however, iced the 4-2 victory with an empty net goal to send the Cape Cod crowd home. Druce grabs his 19th win of the season after stopping 22 shots, while Skoggard is nabbed with the loss despite turning aside 42 New York tries.

New York moves to 25-12-2 on the year, as the Barons drop to 10-15-5. February 4

Mike Thomson scored 24 seconds into overtime to complete the comeback, which gave New York a 5-4 victory over the Rome Frenzy on Friday night in Federal Hockey League action.

The win catapults the Aviators to 13 straight wins, and also gives them their 18th victory on home ice.

New York skated into the first intermission with a 1-0 lead on the lone goal credited to Andrew Scampoli. Scampoli found the puck in the slot from line mate Nick Vandenbeld, and his wrister slid under the right pad of Rome net minder Anthony Luckow for his 16th tally of the season at the 10:13 mark.

In the second period though, Rome cashed in for three goals in a threeminute span to take a 3-1 lead over New York. However, the Aviators battled back with two consecutive tallies of their own to tie it at three. Jesse Felten found the back of the net at the 4:28 mark for his 16th marker on the campaign, which was then followed by Casey Mignone’s 14th goal of the season with 6:37 left in the frame.

With just 32 seconds left in the third, Tibor Varga gave the Frenzy the 4-3 lead sending the Rome bench in a craze thinking they had the win. Thomson had other thoughts, and with seven seconds left in regulation tied the game with his 14th goal of the year.

New York moves to 24-12-2 on the season, while Rome falls to 11-27-7.

Pete Dundovich gains his sixth win after stopping 37 shots for New York. Luckow is charged with the loss despite stopping 28 shots. February 3

The New York Aviators skated to their 12th straight victory behind a four point performance from John Goffredo, as the A’s defeated the Cape Cod Barons 5-2 on Thursday night in Federal Hockey League action.

With the win, the A’s extended their league best home winnings streak to 11 games, and now have 17 victories on home ice.

New York registered the game’s first tally in the opening frame, after Goffredo deposited the loose puck in the net for his 18th goal of the season. His quick shot from the slot found the five-hole of Barons’ net minder Chris Testa, and gave the A’s the 1-0 lead at the 15:21 mark. The penalty kill stayed strong for New York in the first period, as they killed two power- play chances for Cape Cod.

In the second period, the A’s erupted for three goals to take a 4-0 lead into the second intermission. Jesse Felten started the offensive charge with his 15th marker of the year just 1:32 in, which came on the power play. With 7:40 remaining in the middle stanza, Andrew Scampoli gave the Aviators a three-goal edge. His one timer beat Testa short side from the slot for his 23rd goal on the campaign.

Goffredo capped the period off with a quick snap shot that got over the left shoulder of the Barons’ goalie for his second goal of the game at 13:09.

The Barons cut the lead to half in the third, however it was a little too late as the A’s held on for the victory to move their record to 23-12-2 on the season.

New York netminder Kevin Druce wins his 10th straight game stopping 23 shots to see his record jump to 18-8- 2 on the year. Testa is nabbed with his eighth loss while stopping 28 shots.

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