Flatbush Varsity Opens Playoffs with Road Win over HANC
2/23/2017 2:15
After struggling all season to put together a complete game effort against a quality opponent, the Boys Varsity Falcons Hockey team did exactly that on Wednesday night (2/22), defeating the HANC Hurricanes on the road in Hempstead, Long Island.
Flatbush brought its “A” game from the start, with 4 different Falcons scoring before the Hurricanes could get on the board. Junior Murray Dweck had 7 points on the night (4 goals, 3 assists) and Senior Captain Sam Laniado recorded a hat trick of his own. To compliment the offense, the Falcons got an outstanding  performance on defense, anchored by the stellar play of Senior Goaltender Aaron Kubie.  With both ends of the floor clicking, Flatbush rolled to the 10-3 win and the next round of the MYHSAL playoffs.
Afterwards, Assistant Coach Elliot Zakay filed this report:
” What a beautiful ‘W’ from the Boys; they really showed some heart and why we deserve to be in this thing. [Coach Goldfein and I] couldn’t have imagined it going better. Murray Dweck (4 G 3 A, 7 points I know crazy) and Sam Laniado (3 G 1 A) were unbelievable on offense! HUGE shoutout to Aaron Kubie and Aaron Harari who both played amazing while not feeling well; a well-deserved big thank you! The rest of the defense was solid throughout; Joey Habert was stellar on ‘O’ and ‘D’ as usual, even notching another goal. Morris Sutton and Netanel Nemet broke out at the right time. Plus, the team managed to go 2/3 on the Power Play, the serious time we put into practice post-break finally paying off. To end it, Kubie made a highlight-reel save on a one timer that goes in 9 out of 10 times, as he sprawled across the crease with the glove at full extension and literally stole the goal from them!”
NEST NOTES:  With the victory,  the Falcons advance to the Quarterfinal Round of the MYHSAL Playoffs.  Barring an upset by North Shore over Rambam (that game is scheduled for Monday, 2/27), the Falcons will meet up with the Frisch Cougars in Paramus, NJ – the two teams played earlier this season, and Flatbush fell by a score of 6-1 back on 11/16/16 (if NSHA records the upset, Flatbush will instead travel to SAR for their next round match); date, site and time TBA.