The Golden Jets U19 boys travelled to Montreal on the weekend to play
5 games in NCL league action.
First up, on Friday night, was the Capital Wave (Ottawa). The Jets jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back winning 20-4. David Rapoport and Stefan Mitic each scored a whopping 7 goals to pace the Jets. Luke Pejanovic and Victor Brancus each added a pair while Maksim Cuturillo and Phillip Iannou scored once. Goalies Andrei Velasevic and Igor Jovanovic combined to only allow an impressive four goals.
Saturday morning, the Jets faced off against division-leading Ottawa Titans. The Jets fell behind 2-1 at the end of the first quarter and still trailed by one, 5-4, at the half. The team found itself down 8-5 with only three minutes to go but roared back in the final two and a half minutes to score four unanswered goals and pull out a thrilling 9-8 victory. Rapoport and Cuturillo led the way with hat tricks, Iannou notched a pair and Pejanovic tallied the other goal.
Later that day, the Jets went up against Quebec division leading CAMO (Montreal). The Jets trailed 5-2 after one quarter of play and closed the deficit by one to lag behind by two at the half. Perhaps tired from the strenuous morning game, the Jets rallied time and again to keep the two goal deficit but couldn’t get over the hump losing 13-10. Rapoport drummed home 5 goals, Marko Avdalovic posted a hat trick, Mitic notched a pair and Pejanovic and Iannou each scored once.
Sunday morning found the Jets up against Friday night’s opponent, Capital Wave. The Jets again jumped ahead early leading 4-1 at the end of the first quarter. They extended the lead to 7-2 at the half and again to 10-4 after three quarters before coasting home to a 13-7 win. Raporport, Cuturillo and Mitic all scored hat tricks to pace the Jets attack. Iannou potted a pair while Pejanovic and William Qiu tallied once.
The final game was against Montreal’s DDO. DDO had thumped the Jets in their first meeting in November but found themselves down 3-2 to the Jets at the end of the initial quarter of play. The Jets then extended the lead to 6-4 at the half. The teams battled even in the third quarter and the Jets led 10-8. Then, in the final three minutes, the Jets scored three unanswered goals to ice the game, winning 14-9 in a huge upset. Rapoport scored an incredible 9 goals in the game. Mitic added a pair while Cuturillo, Iannou and Brancus netted one apiece.
The four wins moved the Jets into second place in the Ontario Division behind the Titans.Great job