Well blow me down!
The on-again, off-again fourth place Aviators dismantled one of the best team in the league Wednesday night, scuttling the 1000 Islands Privateers 5–2 at the Hanga.
The Aviators jumped out to a 1–0 against the princes of the Federal Hockey League lead when right-winger Chris Ferazzoli smacked a puck into the Privateers’ net just before the five-minute mark.
The Privateers, from renowned Alexandria Bay, scrambled to punch holes in the Aviators defenses, but the Brooklyn flyers — coming off a embarrassing 8-2 loss to the Cape Cod Bluefins the night before — held firm until the end of the second period, when a puck sailed over netminder Jo St. Pierre’s right shoulder.
Up 4–2, the Avs added a empty-netter to seal the game late in the third.
The Aviator defense gave no quarter throughout, as their offense out-shot the Privateers 35–24.
This was the first match up between the Aviators and the Privateers, who are now tied for first with the hated Akwesasne Warriors, which stole the coveted Commissioner’s Cup from Brooklyn during last season’s playoffs.
The Brooklyn Aviators will be back home to play the Danbury Whalers at Aviator Sports [3159 Flatbush Ave. in Floyd Bennett Field in Marine Park, (718) 758-7580] on Dec. 3 at 7:35 pm. Tickets $12 ($10 for seniors and children under 14). For information visit www.brooklynaviators.com.