The Brooklyn Aviators were bushwhacked by the New Jersey Outlaws last night, falling 7–3 to the bandits from Dirty Jersey at the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Floyd Bennett Field.
But you can’t blame this loss on Friday the 13th: it was simply the latest in the long list of tragedies Brooklyn has suffered at the hands of the hated Outlaws. Brooklyn’s season record against New Jersey remains an unredeemed tear-jerker at 0–7.
The Outlaws, as always, came out shooting as soon as they hit the ice, scoring four consecutive goals more than Brooklyn would score all game before Aviator Lucas Schott was able to squeak in a power play point right before the first frame ended.
Brooklyn managed to exact some revenge in the third period, scoring back-to-back goals before the first minute was out, but the game was already over: the Outlaws were still two points ahead before the ice bandits slapped a pair of goals into the Aviators’ net in the game’s final moments, sounding Brooklyn’s latest defeat to the Federal Hockey League’s top ranked team.
The Aviators return home to battle the Danville Dashers tomorrow, Jan. 15, when the first 500 fans showing up at Aviator Sports and Events Center [3159 Flatbush Ave. in Floyd Bennett Field in Marine Park, (718) 758-7580] to watch Brooklyn’s boys of winter bash the Dashers will receive a free cooler bag, courtesy of the Community Newspaper Group. Gametime is 5 pm. Tickets are $12 ($10 for seniors and children under 14) For more info, visit www.brooklynaviators.com.