(photo credit: Nimrod Gluckman)
In local action from the pond, the Central Blues blasted their way to a 13- 7
victory over hometown Metulla in the Israel Recreational Hockey
Blues forward Josh Greenberg was all over the ice, racking up a
season-high seven goals and getting defensive help from Mike Green and Shelly
Rookie teen goalie Yoav Regev recorded his first win and was
steady throughout the 60 minutes despite Metulla getting over 40 shots on net
including hitting the post four times.
Metulla defenseman Levav Weinberg
was forced to suit up half-way through the first period after Metulla’s starting
goalie pulled a leg muscle.
Weinberg allowed three soft goals before
veteran Joe Bazes helped settle him down, making some key clearing plays with
partner Lawrence Sternthal.
Veteran winger Yaakov Frohlich, a member of
the original Jerusalem Capitals team from the early 1990s, teamed with Greenberg
and had a hat-trick and five assists. The duo had a second period two-on-one on
Metulla where Greenberg faked out the lone Metulla defenseman with a spin-o-rama
move, passing to the trailing Frohlich who waltzed in on a breakaway for an easy
top-corner goal over Weinberg’s blocker.
League president Danny Spodek
reports that there are still three spots open for individual players at next
month’s fifth annual international tournament, with teams expected from the USA,
Canada and Europe.
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