January 25, 2013 - Federal Hockey League (FHL)
Demonz Defeat Bluefins at Hara
By Robert Kirchner
(Dayton, Ohio) The Demonz were there, the fans were there, the officials were there, however the New York Bluefins were not there. The start time of the game was delayed for a half hour, as the Bluefins made their way to Hara Arena, after a day long trip from Up-State New York, in a snowstorm that pushed the start time for the game from 7:35 pm to 8:05 pm.
The Bluefins would take an early 1-0 lead on a breakaway by Tristan Lysko, after a Demonz defenseman missed Lysko on a hip check. Ahmed Mahfouz would score 2 goals less than a minute apart a little over mid-way in the first to give the Demonz a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period.
In the 2nd period New York would tie the game at 2-2 on Pavol Bolibruch's goal. This would be the last time the Bluefins would get on the board. As Dayton would get goals from Jason Hill, Jesse Felten, Brayden Metz and Lucas Schott to give Dayton the lead at the second intermission 6-2.
In the third period, Dayton would add 4 more goals to make it final 10-2. The Demonz would continue to put on a "Soviet style" clinic, controlling the puck with precise passing, and waiting for the perfect opportunity to put the puck in the net.
Trevor Karasiewicz would score his first goal as a Demonz early in the final frame. Other Dayton scorers were Luke Flicek, and Lucas Schott's 2nd of the game. Nicholas Petriello would add the final tally for the Demonz.
Both teams meet again tomorrow night at Hara with a 7:35 start time.
Danbury Squeaks by 1000 Islands, 4-2 In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Danbury Whalers escaped with a 4-2 victory over the 1000 Islands Privateers.
No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Mike Atkinson at 12:53 of the third period.
Atkinson had a great game for Danbury, netting two goals.
Danbury also got a goal from Kelly Miller as well. In addition, Danbury received assists from Cody Ayers, who had two and Ed Campbell, Ryan Dolence, Richard Vanderhoek, Matt Caranci, Chris Atkinson, and Julian Fraser, who contributed one a piece.
The Privateers were helped by Corey Belisle, who had one goal. Belisle scored 9:15 into the second period to make the score 2-1 1000 Islands. Peter Campbell assisted on the tally. 1000 Island also got points from Campbell, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. More assists for 1000 Islands came via Kevin Morrison and Adam McAllister, who each chipped in one.
Brown rejected 23 shots on goal for Danbury. Matt Anthony recorded 34 saves for 1000 Islands.
1000 Islands Wins Tough Contest against New York The 1000 Islands Privateers gutted out a close 4-2 win against the New York Bluefins.
The Privateers gained the winning advantage on a goal by Kevin Morrison 3:38 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer.
Morrison was all over the ice for the Privateers, as he racked up two goals in the win.
1000 Islands additionally got points from McAllister, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. They also got a goal from James Gordon as well. In addition, 1000 Islands received assists from Kris McCarthy, AJ Tesoriero, and Corey Belisle, who contributed one a piece.
New York was helped by Carson Devine, who grabbed one goal. Devine scored 12:41 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Tom Tilla assisted on the tally. Matt Maglione also scored for New York. More assists for New York came via Tristan Lysko, Radoslav Konecny, and Michael Guerra, who each chipped in one.
Peter Dundovich recorded 29 saves for the Privateers. Kevin Moore rejected 34 shots on goal for the Bluefins.