Games We Play: April 6

By JPOST SPORTS STAFF
April 6, 2011 07:08

Ice Hockey: Central Blues outgun Whites 8-6 in Metulla; Warriors blow out Optica International 19-3.

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Ice Hockey: Central Blues outgun Whites 8-6 in Metulla

Goaltender Liam Horowitz made some nifty saves to guide the Central Blues to an 8-6 victory over the Northern Whites in last weekend’s Israel Recreational Hockey Association game in Metulla.

Veteran center Nathan Eisner showed no signs of his off-seaon knee surgery, combining with linemates Lisa Horowitz and Sagi Baffet for four of the Blues’ goals.

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Left winger Nim Gluckman shook off jetlag from his recent trip to northern Canada and finished off a 1- 2-3 passing play from Erez Kohanke and Ben Chernie, firing a wrist shot to the top corner over lunging goalie Harry May.

The Whites’ Michael Horowitz and Yechiel Luterman each had two goals in the losing effort, with a single and three assists to Lawrence Sternthal who returned to the lineup after a three week absence.

The IRHA is sponsoring a pre-Pessah hockey clinic for kids and adults next week at the Canada Centre in Metulla.

The clinic will be held over three sessions on the Olympic rink, with one on Wednesday, April 13th from 20:30-21:30 and two on Thursday, April 14th from 8:45-9:45 and 20:00- 21:00.

Cost will depend on number of participants, but should be roughly 100- 150 NIS per person.

To reserve a spot, please contact irha@live.ca.

Equipment will be available for those who need.

Jerusalem Post Sports Staff

Softball: Warriors blow out Optica International 19-3

Showing no signs of rust after a month-long, raininduced layoff, the Morningside Translations Warriors destroyed Optica International 19-3 at Gezer on Friday to secure their second victory of the young modified fastpitch softball season.

The Warriors jumped out to a 12-0 lead before OI could even get on the scoreboard, spraying hits in every direction.

A two-run triple by Daniel Heller provided the killer blow in the fourth and set up an 18-1 lead that put the game out of reach. The Warriors clinched the victory an inning later by virtue of the 15-run mercy rule.

The top of the lineup did most of the damage for the Warriors, with veteran leadoff hitter Joe Federman leading the way again, going 5-for-5 at the plate with four runs scored.

Avi Dzik pitched a gem for the Warriors and helped his own cause with three hits and four RBIs.

Yaniv Tsaidi collected three hits and scored three times, and cleanup hitter Yanky Itzkowitz smacked two tworun doubles to collect four RBIs on the day.

“It was great to get back out on the field and hit our groove again,” Manager Aron Heller said. “We just connected on all cylinders out there and got a big W. I couldn’t be more proud of the boys.”

In other action, myNYemployee pulled out a thrilling 14-13 victory over the Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks jumped out to an early 5-0 lead over myNYemployee.com after two innings. Through solid hitting throughout the lineup, myNYemployee.com fought back and kept the game close through the next four innings.

The Blackhawks took a onerun lead in the top of the seventh and took the field hoping to close out their opponent.

Their resilient opponent from Ginot Shomron, who got timely hitting all game, put their first three men on base and tied up the game. A passed ball by the Blackhawks catcher allowed Mitch Mandel to come home and score myNYemployee.com the exciting walk-off win.

Jerusalem Post Sports staff


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