Revenge! Aviators take out Whalers, beating them 9–2

Aviator center Jesse Felten helped break the hex at the Hangar on Friday when he scored three goals — securing the team’s 5-3 victory over the Cape Cod Bluefins.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

The Brooklyn Aviators unleashed a bucket-full of revenge when they took out the Danbury Whalers — the Connecticut blowholes who cut the A’s five-game winning streak short last week — on Thursday night, beating them 9–2.

The A’s hit the Danbury Ice Arena with renewed purpose as they slapped in three goals within the first seven minutes of play.

Aviator Center Chase Watson recorded his first hat trick of the season as Danbury struggled to skip two pucks past A’s goaltender Jo St. Pierre — both of which came in the third period.

But, by then, the damage had already been done — the Aviators avenged the 8–3 loss to the Whalers they suffered last Saturday, capping their winning streak at five.

The Aviators are currently in fourth place, just one step ahead of the Danbury Whalers. But coach Rob Miller hopes the infusion of returning Right Winger Michael Thomson, who played 39 games for the Aviators last season, scoring 47 points, will help elevate the team.

But Thomson seems to be easing himself back into regulation play: he was credited for two assists last night, but didn’t get close to the net.

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. 3 at 7:30 pm for a rematch with the Danbury Whalers. Tickets are $12 ($10 for seniors and children under 14) For more info, visit www.BrooklynAviators.com.

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

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