2012-01-20 / Sports

Victorious Aviators Finally Celebrate NewYear

Aviators and dozens of their fans shared a post-game skate after beating Danville. Aviators and dozens of their fans shared a post-game skate after beating Danville. The Brooklyn Aviators won their first game of the New Year, defeating the visiting Danville Dashers 3-1 on home ice in Federal Hockey League action on Sunday night.

Jesse Felten, Chase Watson and Andrew Scampoli each had a goal and an assist for Brooklyn in the victory.

Watson gave the Aviators a 1-0 lead with just 24 seconds left in the first period to record his second goal of the season. Paul Weisser found Scampoli at the Dashers’ blueline with a great outlet pass to start the breakout. Scampoli broke into the zone down the middle and fed Watson in the right wing circle, who then cut towards the slot and slipped the puck past Danville netminder Brenton Lindoff.

Brooklyn jumped out to a 2-0 edge on Felten’s 16th goal of the year, which came shorthanded, at the 2:25 mark of the second period. Felten skated into the Dashers’ zone – off a Watson pass – and let a wrist shot go that beat Lindoff under the blocker. Justin Barr put the Dashers on the board and cut the deficit to 2-1 with his team-leading 13th marker of the campaign with 11:52 left in the middle frame.

Casey Mignone looks for the tip-in. Casey Mignone looks for the tip-in. Scampoli added a late power play goal with 4:25 left in the third to ice it for Brooklyn, 3-1, for his third tally of the year.

Aviators’ netminder Pete Dundovich earns the win stopping 30 of 31 shots, while Lindoff is charged with the loss after making 26 saves.

The Brooklyn Aviators return home on Friday night when they take on the visiting New Jersey Outlaws at the Aviator Sports and Events Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. and can be viewed live via the Aviators broadcast network, powered by LiveSportsVideo.com.

The New Jersey Outlaws took on the Brooklyn Aviators in Wayne, New Jersey on Saturday night for the second game of a home and home series. This was a fantastic game. The Outlaws were trailing 2-0 after one period, but tied it up with two quick goals in the second period. In the third period the Aviators scored a goal to take the lead and held a 3-2 lead for most of the period. The Outlaws tied the game with 1:59 to go in the third period. The game went to a five minute overtime where it is three on three, but no one scored and it went to a shootout.

The goals were scored by Jesse Felten and Lucas Schott. Kevin Cooper scored the Outlaws’first goal on a power play and Lawne Snyder tied the game at two on a power play goal. Casey Mignone scored the go ahead goal for the Aviators and Nathan Oke scored the goal to tie it at three. The shootout saw only one goal as the Outlaws’ Trevor Karasiewicz scored on their fourth chance.

It was a pretty clean game as there were only a couple of skirmishes and not many penalties. The shots on goal were 44 for the Outlaws and 38 for the Aviators. The penalty minutes were 13 for each team. The Outlaws’magic number to clinch a playoff spot dropped to 17 with the win. Their next game will be on Monday afternoon against the Danville Dashers. The win was the Outlaws’ ninth straight.

On Friday, the Aviators dropped their fourth straight game as they fell to the New Jersey Outlaws 7-3 on home ice in Federal Hockey League action.

Nathan Oke and Lawne Snyder each had three points on the contest to help pace the Outlaws offense in the victory.

New Jersey erupted for the game’s first four goals, with two coming on the power play, to take a commanding 4-1 lead after the first period of play. Oke opened the scoring 2:06 into the opening frame, and then 48 seconds later newcomer Trevor Karasiewicz found the back of the net to give New Jersey a 2-0 edge. Kevin Cooper and John Goffredo tallied for the Outlaws – making it four straight markers – before Lucas Schott scored on the man advantage for Brooklyn with 2:29 left in the first.

Matt Miller netted the only goal in the second frame at the 18:10 mark on his own rebound from Snyder and Karasiewicz giving New Jersey a 5-1 lead.

Brooklyn scored two goals in a span of 39-seconds to kick start the third period, which cut the deficit to 5-3, off tallies from Chase Watson and Nick Petriello. New Jersey though, netted two of their own, one early and one later, to seal the 7-3 victory.

Aviators’ netminder Jo St. Pierre is charged with the loss despite turning aside 26 shots, while Outlaws’ goalie Adam Dekker picks up his 12th win making 21 saves.

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