The second senior Jets team in the National League (MLWP) had an excellent weekend to wrap up its 2018 season.
The weekend began with a convincing victory over the Ottawa Titans Blue squad. The Silver Jets got off to a quick 3-0 first quarter lead and kept extending the lead to where they led 11-1 after three quarters. Arnau Peral led all scorers with 4 goals while David Rapoport and Petar Kovacevic each had a pair. Maksim Cuturillo, Luka Pejanovic, Harrison Young, Richard Laurie and Mohamed Rezk each chipped in with a tally.
The next day, the Silver Jets faced off against the Ottawa Titans Black team and though they played hard losing the first two quarters each by 4-2 scores, the team fell 17-6. Cuturillo had a hat trick while Young, Peral and Kovacevic added singles.
Later Saturday, it was a match-up against the DDO (Montreal) Gold squad. The game proved to be the most exciting of the weekend as the Silver Jets just kept coming back from deficits of 3-1, 5-4 and 7-6 to tie things up at 8-8. Cuturillo was again the top marksman with four goals. Pejanovic had a pair with singles supplied by Rapoport and Peral.
Sunday’s first game was against the DDO Black team. As expected, the Silver Jets fell behind early and trailed 9-4 after three quarters. However, the team went on a magical run by scoring four unanswered goals to pull within 9-8 in the last half minute. Unfortunately, they could not get the ball back and the game ended on that note. Rapoport led the way with four tallies, Cuturillo had a pair and Pejanovic and Kovacevic potted one goal apiece.
The fifth game of the weekend was also the final game of the season and the Silver Jets did not mail it in. Facing the tough and in-shape National Team U19 East team, the Silver Jets never backed down in losing 9-7. Rapoport and Pejanovic notched a pair of goals each while Cuturillo, Laurie and Arnau added the others.
Coach Predrag Pejanovic was very pleased with the performance of the team and deserves the credit for preparing the players in the proper way.
Congratulations to the Silver Jets players on a great season!