2012-02-03 / Sports

Danbury Snaps Aviators 5- Game Win Streak

Danbury snapped Brooklyn’s fivegame winning streak last Saturday night as the Whalers won 8-3 at the Danbury Ice Arena.

The game was a close contest for

2 1/2 periods. After falling 2-0 in the second period, Matt Atsoff scored a goal to cut the deficit to 1. Atsoff evened the game at 2-2 with a goal only 3:55 into the third period. Danbury would dominate the rest of the game, scoring six goals to take full control of the contest.

Brooklyn is currently in fifth place in the Federal Hockey League standings with a 16-14 record and 55 points recorded. New Jersey is in first place, followed by 1000 Islands, Danbury and Akwesasne.

Brooklyn will seek revenge tonight at the Aviator Sports Complex in a game against Danbury at 7:35 p.m. The Aviators then travel on Saturday night to take on first place New Jersey at 7:35 p.m. Aviators Reach Five In A Row

The Aviators extended their winning streak to five after an 8-3 victory over the Akwesasne Warriors at the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Federal Hockey League action.

Lucas Schott and Casey Mignone each had two goals on the night, while the A’s power-play went 6-for-10 to help fuel the offense.

Brooklyn jumped out to a 3-0 lead over Akwesasne after the first period of play behind Schott’s two power-play goals. Schott put the Aviators on the board, 1-0, at the 7:50 mark after his wrister beat Warriors’ netminder Adam Thompson from the right-wing circle. Mignone doubled Brooklyn’s lead, 2-0, with 5:15 left on a wraparound goal for his second marker in as many games. Schott added another power-play tally at the 15:53 spot on a beautiful redirection in front of new Akwesasne goalie David Plouffe to give the Aviators a three-goal edge.

Pierre Dagenais opened the scoring in the second period with two goals just 1:38 apart to cut into the Aviators’ lead at 3-2. Brooklyn though, answered with three straight markers to take a 6-2 lead into the second intermission. Nick Petriello tallied an even strength marker at the 3:37 mark to regain the A’s two-goal lead on his fourth of the year. Jesse Felten and Henry Coxe then cashed in on the power-play later in the frame that put Brooklyn up 6-2 over Akwesasne.

Jo St. Pierre picked up his eighth win for the Aviators stopping 26 shots, while Thompson is charged with the loss for Akwesasne. Aviators Skate Past 1000 Island

Brooklyn picked up their fourth straight win with a 5-2 victory over the 1000 Island Privateers last Thursday night in the Maine Event at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Federal Hockey League action.

Andrew Owsiak chipped in with three assists while five different A’s tallied in the win for Brooklyn.

Brooklyn jumped to an early 2-0 lead over 1000 Islands halfway through the opening period. Joe Dabkowski registered his first goal in an Aviators uniform at the 9:34 mark. Dabkowski broke in on Privateers goalie Matt Anthony and slipped the puck past the netminder to put Brooklyn on top 1-0.

Steve Koich doubled the A’s lead after his shorthanded tally found the back of the net 2:34 later. Koich broke up a pass at the Brooklyn blueline, skated the length of the ice and put the puck past Anthony on the backhand for the 2-0 edge. The Privateers cut the deficit to 2-1 with just 13-seconds left on Brad Townsend’s fourth marker of the year.

Casey Mignone would give the Aviators a 3-1 lead 6:08 into the second period on his 13th goal of the season, after his wrister beat Anthony high over the glove along the right side. Late in the frame, Aviators rookie forward Matt Atsoff put the A’s up 4-1 as his shot slid under Anthony from the left wing circle with 5:16 left in the second. Brendan Baumgartner iced it late for the Aviators with a power play goal. Aviators netminder St. Pierre earned the win making 36 saves.

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