Fish fry! Aviators lose to Bluefins 3-2 in heated overtime bout

Right-winger Casey Mignone scored both goals in the Aviators loss to the Cape Cod Bluefins on Friday night.
Chris Pastreri

The Brooklyn Aviators failed to capitalize on the winning momentum sparked by their season opening victory against the hated Akwesasne Warriors on Friday night as they suffered a 3-2 loss to the Cape Cod Bluefins in overtime.

Failing to seize an early power play opportunity following a brawl between Aviator right-winger Anthony Iaquinto and Bluefin defenseman Corey Bellamy, both teams remained scoreless well into the second period.

Cape Cod was first to break the 0-0 tie at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center in Massachusetts as Bluefins left-winger Kevin Matheson wristed a shot right under Aviator goaltender Pete Dundovich’s arm.

Matheson scored again in the second period, but Aviator right-winger Casey Mignone quickly cut the Bluefins lead in half with some stylish skating and a crushing backhand shot.

Mignone tied everything up in the third, sending the game into overtime — which the Bluefins ultimately used to their advantage.

The Brooklyn Aviators home opener against the New Jersey Outlaws at Aviator Sports [3159 Flatbush Ave. in Floyd Bennett Field in Marine Park, (718) 758-7580] on Oct. 29 at 7:05 pm. Tickets $12 ($10 for seniors and children under 14). For information visit www.brooklynaviators.com.

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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