The Brooklyn Aviators’ hopes of beating the Federal Hockey League’s Commissioner Cup champions were shot down — again — on Saturday as they fell to the hated Akwesasne Warriors, losing 5–3 in Ontario.
The only thing missing was a war cry as the Warriors took no prisoners on the ice, netting three goals in the first two periods.
The Aviators were loaded for bear, and outshot the Warriors at every turn — making 66 attempts at the net to Akwesasne’s 34 — but Akwesasne netminder Alexandre Vincent blocked every puck until the third period, when Aviator center Joe Dabkowski made Brooklyn’s first goal of the night during a powerplay.
Returning Aviator right-winger Michael Thomson managed to smack in two more goals during the last ten minutes of play, but the Aviators couldn’t close in on the two additional points Akwesasne made in the third as they skated toward their fifth victory against Brooklyn this season.
The Brooklyn Aviators will return to the Aviator Sports and Events Center [3159 Flatbush Ave. in Floyd Bennett Field in Marine Park, (718) 758-7580] on Feb. 20 at 7:35 pm to take on the New Jersey Outlaws. Tickets are $12 ($10 for seniors and children under 14). For more info, visit www.BrooklynAviators.com.