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By Joe Sindoni , 11/06/17, 2:30PM EST


JRFlyers Sweep Applecore with Big Test Ahead


Last weekend the JRFlyers were on the road taking on the New York Applecore. The JRFlyers went into the weekend winning 12 in a row and looking to extend the streak.


The JRFlyers struck first just a minute into the game as Tyler Johnson skated in on a breakaway and fired a shot by (G) Fanning for the 1-0 lead. Still early in the game, a great setup by Brown and Sucher helped Matt Wood find the back of the net and the JRFlyers were up 2-0. The offense continued to roll as Johnson netted his second goal of the period and the JRFlyers were up 3-0 less than ten minutes into the game. The third goal sent (G) Fannning to the bench and Padilla replaced him for the rest of the game. The Applecore fought back as a loose puck was left out in front and they sent it by (G) Collela to make it a 3-1 game. The JRFlyers would answer late in the period as Washkalavitch redirected the shot fired by Cohn to close out the 1st period with a 4-1 lead. In the 2nd period Justin Brown went top shelf on (G) Padilla on the power play putting the JRFlyers ahead 5-1. The sixth goal of the game came from the point off the stick of Sucher making it a 6-1 game. Closing out the period was Kyle Washkalavitch beating (G) Padilla as the JRFlyers were dominating 7-1. In the 3rd period there was no scoring and the JRFlyers continued to shut down the New York Applecore. The final horn sounded, and the boys came away with a 7-1 win. Goaltender AJ Collela made 20 saves in the victory.


The scoring got started early when Sucher snuck an angle shot by (G) Padilla for the 1-0 lead. Sucher wasn’t done as just beyond the midway point he netted his second goal for the JRFlyers making it 2-0. It only took :17 for the JRFlyers to go up 3-0 as Anton and Goshow set up Yurri Ionin in front of the net for the goal. The Applecore would respond with two quick goals of their own beating (G) Savino and it was a 3-2 game. With less than a minute to go Ben Meisinger sent home a rebound to put the JRFlyers back up by two goals and it was 4-2 ending the 1st. The only goal in the 2nd period was by Matt Wood to increase the lead 5-2. In the mix of a penalty heavy 3rd period Ben Meisinger scored shorthanded and Justin Brown had the final goal of the day on the power play. The JRFlyers put up another seven goals on the Applecore cruising to a 7-2 win. Tyler Savino made 21 saves and earned his sixth win of the season.

The sweep of the Applecore puts the JRFlyers win streak up to 14 games in a row and gives them a 15-0-1 record. The JRFlyers offense continues to roll and has already scored 100 goals on the season (102). Add that to a tough defense and goaltending that has only given up 38 goals against. The Goaltending rotation has also been working well for the JRFlyers. Tyler Savino and AJ Collela both have 6 wins, and Grainger Rickenbaker has 3.

The JRFlyers have a busy weekend ahead. Saturday the Philadelphia Revolution come to town in a good old fashion rivalry game. The Revolution are the only blemish on the JRFlyers so far this year. When these teams met in the beginning of the year, the Revolution came away with a 4-3 win in overtime. It is always a good game with high intensity when the JRFlyers and Revolution faceoff. The Revolution are second in the Southern Conference with an 11-4 record. They are coming off a sweep of the Central Penn Panthers posting 12 goals in the two games. Following the Saturday’s game, the JRFlyers will be on the road to take on the Boston Jr. Rangers (11-1-2) on Sunday, and the New Jersey 87s (9-4-1) on Monday. Last time the JRFlyers and Rangers met it was a thriller. Down 2-1 late in the game Ben Meisinger scored with less than a minute remaining to send the game to overtime. Off the opening faceoff in OT Justin Cohn scored giving the JRFlyers a 3-2 win. The JRFlyers have not seen the 87s yet this year, but they are on a three game losing streak. After losing to the Applecore they were swept by the Rangers last weekend.


Weekend Schedule

Saturday vs Revolution          12:30pm

Sunday @ Rangers                  3:05pm

Monday @ 87s                        10:40am

            Sunday and Monday’s games are at Breakaway Ice Center in MA


By: Joe Sindoni

Staff Writer

Director of Broadcasting