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Little Flyers Earn 5 out of 6 Points at Home

10/29/2014, 6:45pm EDT

Little Flyers Stay in 1st in South Division with 2-0-1 Weekend

The Little Flyers entered the second weekend in the row with 3 games in 3 days. The tough weekend began Friday night at home against the Connecticut Oilers. The Little Flyers got on the board first on with a great 3 on 2 zone entry. Jesse Macintyre passed the puck to Zach Felser and drove the net, driving the defenseman back. Felser moved the puck cross ice to Austin Kelly, who fired the puck home for a 1-0 lead. The Little Flyers struck again in the 1st on their first powerplay opportunity. Zach Felser walked off the wall and used the great screen by Oleg Potemkin to make the lead 2-0. Jesse Macintyre and Gabe Chuckran earned assists on the PP goal. The Oilers cut the lead in half late in the period and it stayed that way for most of the 2nd period. Cody Slocum scored his first goal of the year on a backdoor rebound goal to make the score 3-1. Jesse Macintyre and Austin Kelly assisted on the goal. The Oilers again managed to cut the lead in half and send the game into the period with a 3-2 score. The Oilers tied the game up 5 minutes into the 3rd period and it stayed that way all the way to the shootout. The Oilers won the shootout and got the extra point in a great back and forth game. Trevor Micucci stopped 27 of 30 in the Shootout Loss. The Little Flyers were 1 for 5 on the Powerplay for the game and 3 for 3 on the penalty kill.

                Saturday night the Little Flyers were back at home to face the East Coast Wizards. The 1st period was highlighted by the great play of first year forward Blake Delise. Delise netted 2 goals in the first period. The first on a great effort by Colin Woods to drive wide and get the puck to the Net. Forest Donovan drove hard to the net to create traffic and Delise was able to scoop up the rebound and bury it for his 1st of the game. Woods and Donovan were credited with assists on the goal. Delisle struck again a few minutes later to make it 2-0. This time on assists from Drew Gannon and Cam Berry. The Little Flyers increased the lead to 3-0 midway through the 3rd period on a delayed penalty call. Drew Gannon hopped on the ice as the extra attacker and found the puck on his stick. The shot was tipped wide where Macintyre corralled it and fired a pass to Austin Kelly, who fired it into the short side. The Wizards scored to make it 3-1 but the Little Flyers added an empty net goal from Cam Berry on an assist from John Nugent and Garrett Gallagher. Greg Procopio earned his 4th win of the year, stopping 28 of 29 shots. The Little Flyers finished 0 for 1 on the powerplay and 2 for 2 on the penalty kill.

                Sunday afternoon the Little Flyers took on the New Jersey Titans for the 2nd time of the season.  The Little Flyers got on the board 1st as Oleg Potemkin scored on a rebound from John Nugent and Phil Zbell. The Titans Tied the game at 1 on the powerplay midway through the 1st period. Jesse Macintyre gave the Little Flyers the lead early in the 2nd period on assists from Colin Woods and Garrett Gallagher. Zach Felser extended the lead to 3-1 late in the period as Austin Kelly and Hector Majul got the assists. In the 3rd period the Little Flyers capitalized on their only powerplay of the game as Garrett Gallagher fired home a one timer from the point on assists from Drew Gannon and Gabe Chuckran. Trevor Micucci earned the win in net stopping 19 of 20 as the Little Flyers outshot the Titans 54-20.

The Little Flyers are back in action at home this weekend as they take on the division rival Jr. Flyers on Saturday night at 6pm and Sunday at 2pm vs Walpole at Aston Ice Works. 

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