Brooklyn Aviators

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Brooklyn Aviators
Brooklyn Aviators.png
City Brooklyn, New York
League Federal Hockey League
Founded 2009
Home arena Aviator Sports and Events Center
Colors

Black, red, silver

              
Franchise history
2009-2010 New York Aviators (NEPHL)
2010-2011 New York Aviators
2011-2012 Brooklyn Aviators
Championships
Regular season titles 2 (2009-10 NEPHL, 2010-11 FHL)

The Brooklyn Aviators were a professional ice hockey team based in Brooklyn, New York. The team was a member of the Federal Hockey League and were affiliated with the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers. The Aviators used to play their home games at the Aviator Sports and Events Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.[1]

History[edit]

The franchise was founded in 2009 as the New York Aviators and began play in the former North East Professional Hockey League. After the completion of the 2009-10 NEPHL season, the Aviators moved to the newly formed Federal Hockey League. The Aviators recorded a 21-game winning streak during the first season in the FHL and finished first place in the 2010-11 FHL regular season.

In the 2010-2011 Playoffs, the Aviators advanced to the Championship Series where they lost in game four to the Akwesasne Warriors of Ontario.

The team was renamed Brooklyn Aviators for the 2011-2012 season.

During the 2011-2012 Playoffs, the Aviators lost an amazing best-of-three series in the first round to the Danbury Whalers. The Aviators hosted game 1 as the 4 seed and were trailing 3-0 headed into the 3rd period. Scoring 4 unanswered goals, the Aviators held a 4-3 lead until 3 seconds remained where the Whalers scored a disputable goal. The net was not lined with the crease and play should have been whistled dead. The Aviators eventually lost Game 1 in Overtime. The series shifted to Danbury, the 3 seed, for the final two games. he Aviators won Game 2 on the road in Danbury with a commanding victory. In another exciting yet heartbreaking game for Aviator fans, the Aviators lost 5-4 in Sudden-Death Overtime to the Whalers who would eventually lose in the Championship series to the New Jersey Outlaws.

The Aviators have ceased operations and will not return for the 2012-13 season.

Aviators Staff Members:

  • President and Head Coach: Rob Miller
  • Team Executive/Broadcasting: Carmine Vetrano
  • Pro Scout: Dave Smith
  • Team Executive: Jun Okada
  • Team Executive: Matthew Kemp

Season-by-season records[edit]

North East Professional Hockey League[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Finish
2009-10 30 30 0 0 60 264 59 1st

Federal Hockey League[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Finish
Regular Season 2010-11 47 32 13 2 66 186 132 1st
Regular Season 2011-12 50 26 19 5 82 210 175 4th

Roster[edit]

Forwards
# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of Birth
CanadaPortugal Matt Amado RW L 5' 11" 196 lbs. Langley, British Columbia, Canada
United States Jason Deluca C L 5' 9" 179 lbs. East Moriches, New York, USA
United States Jesse Felten C R 5' 8" 161 lbs. Cashton, Wisconsin, USA
United States Chris Ferazzoli RW L 5' 7" 161 lbs. Floral Park, New York, USA
United States John Goffredo C L 5' 7" 185 lbs. Washingtonville, New York, USA
United States Joseph Harcharik C R 6' 0" 183 lbs. Des Moines, Iowa, USA
William Hunt C
United States David Inman LW R 6' 0" 209 lbs. San Diego, California, USA
United States Anthony Longo C L 5' 9" 194 lbs. Staten Island, New York, USA
United States Casey Mignone RW R 6' 0" 185 lbs. Ramsey, New Jersey, USA
Canada Stephen Obelnicki RW R 6' 0" 198 lbs. Fisher Branch, Manitoba, Canada
Canada Josh Ormsby LW
United States Andrew Scampoli RW L 5' 10" 201 lbs. Islip, New York, USA
United States Berkley Scott LW R 6' 3" 201 lbs. Anoka, Minnesota, USA
Canada Stuart Stefan C L 5' 11" 174 lbs. Delhi, Ontario, Canada
Defensemen
# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of Birth
Canada Corey Courchene D L 6' 1" 203 lbs. Fort Alexander, Manitoba, Canada
Canada Colin Ronayne D L 6' 4" 225 lbs. Commerce Twp, Michigan, USA
United States Greg Eskedjian D R 6' 0" 185 lbs. Barrie, Ontario, Canada
United States Nicholas Kuqali D R 6' 2" 205 lbs. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
United States Jarrett Rush D L 6' 5" 216 lbs. Pennington, New Jersey, USA
Canada Nik Temple D 5' 11" 185 lbs. Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Canada K.C. Timmons D L 6' 3" 229 lbs. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Goaltenders
# Player Pos. Catches Height Weight Place of Birth
United States Peter Dundovich G L 6' 1" 198 lbs. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
United States Eddie Neville G L 5' 10" 170 lbs. Kresgeville, Pennsylvania, USA
United States Ryan Scott G L 5' 10" 194 lbs. Williamsville, New York, USA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Torenli, John (August 7, 2009). "Amazin’ Rebound". Brooklyn Eagle. 

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