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

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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

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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Hate-Free from Akwesasne says:
There you go again calling the Akwesasne Warriors "hated." Well, the Bluefins beat them too but you don't use that word for them.
Oct. 30, 2011, 10:13 am

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