With one last page to turn for the JCC of Bayonne Jr. Division Floor Hockey regular season, the playoff bound (4-3) Red Wings faced the (0-6-1) Blackhawks. What started as a hardnosed defensive joust became a showcase for the Red Wings’ Amir Asouti, Khaled Rasslan, Logan Servodio, and Louai Asouti and the Blackhawks’ Sebastian Echeverry, Toni Rivada, Nathan Caballero, and David Matos to put their skills to the test. With a full season under their belts, both squads looked more than ready for next weeks’ “Championship Tournament”. Finally breaking the scoreless tie, Aaliyana Cifuentes sailed in a goal off an assist by Edward Denne making it 1-0, Red Wings. Protecting their one goal lead for over thirty minutes, the Red Wings let their guard down just long enough for the Blackhawks’ Nathan Caballero and Christian Benson to team up on a breakaway with Benson drilling in the game tying goal. Like a brawl in a phone booth neither team could find any wiggle room until Mariam Rasslan slipped a pass to Nathan Caballero who quickly made it 2-1, Hawks. With the Red Wings in the hunt for a tying goal, the Blackhawks’ Christian Benson once again used his speed to turn the tables and clinch a 3-1 Hawks’ victory with his second goal of the bout.
Week 6 Jr. Division
Offensive Player of the Week: Aaliyana Cifuentes – Red Wings
Defense Player of the Week: Sebastian Echeverry – Blackhawks
Teamwork/Leadership Player of the Week: Nathan Caballero – Bruins