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Northern Whites defeated Jerusalem Capitals 8-6 over the weekend at the Canada
Centre in Metulla in the final game before the Israel Recreational Hockey
Association’s fifth annual international tournament.
Goalies Harry May,
for Jerusalem, and Yoav Regev, for the Whites, played solid games between the
pipes in an affair marked by missed passes and sloppy defense.
Horowitz family line – with former Israel national team forward Michael, sister
Lisa and father Wayne – led the way for the victors with a combined two goals
and four assists.
Michael’s second tally was a beautiful end-to-end deke
through all five Jerusalem players before he tucked the puck home behind
Northern stalwart Danny Spodek took a pass from Josh Greenberg
inside his blue line, went around defenseman cut across the crease and roofed a
backhander for what was ultimately the game-winner.
The other family
line, consisting of Nathan Eisner and sons, Uri and Amnon, played solidly for
the Capitals, with the boys tallying two goals apiece in the losing
The annual international tournament is scheduled to run from
February 21-24, with players from Canada, America, Finland and Israel. Admission
is free to the games, and the IRHA has arranged a subsidized hour of pleasure
skating (30 NIS) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 24 for fans coming to
Metulla to watch the finals. A bus is available for fans coming from the center
of the country.
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