Mickiewicz, Ballance dominate as Islanders roll

At (1-5) it would be easy for the Devils to pull up the oars but that has never been an option as they faced their next JCC of Bayonne Sr. Division Floor Hockey foe, the (3-3) Islanders. Falling behind quickly, the Devils surrendered goals to the Islanders’ David Matos and Marek Mickiewicz within the first five minutes. Down 2-0, the Devils found new life as Alejandro Cifuentes tied things up at 2-2 with two scoring strikes, both assisted by Kyle O’Hara. Just before the halfway point, the Islanders regained the lead at 3-2 as Mickiewicz picked up his second goal off a long distance assist by Kasper Hooks. Looking for a fast start in the final period, the Devils tried to storm the Islanders’ defense with speedsters Aaliyana Cifuentes, Kailey Delauter, and Alejandro Cifuentes blazing the way. Unable to bull anything past the Isles’ Chris Ballance, who once again brick walled the net, the Devils ran out of steam. With the Devils on the ropes, the Islanders began wailing away as the goals started to pile up with Marek Mickiewicz (3 goals, 2 assists), Tristan Wolenski (2 goals, 1 assist), and David Matos (2 assists) landing the body blows. Trailing 8-2, the Devils tried to regroup but once again a second half meltdown sealed their fate as the Islanders rolled to an 8-2 victory.

Week 5 Sr. Division
Offensive Player of the Week
: Megan Feeley – Penguins
Defense Player of the Week: Chris Ballance – Islanders
Teamwork/Leadership Player of the Week: Zachary Ciesmelewski – Penguins

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