Northerners whitewash Central Blues in IRHA

The game marked the first time this season that the entire Horowitz family was on the ice.

israel hockey 311 (photo credit: courtesy)
israel hockey 311
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In Thursday’s Israel Recreational Hockey Association league action, the Northern Whites downed the Central Blues 12-7.
The Whites led 5-3 after the first two periods in what began as an evenly matched contest, but then blasted in with seven goals in the final frame to run away with it.
The game marked the first time this season that the entire Horowitz family was on the ice. Father Wayne Horowitz played right wing to his center son, Michael, with sister Lisa on left and younger son Liam on defense.
Michael is a former starter for Israel’s senior national team, while Liam was the starting goalie for Israel’s under-18 national junior team.
Despite the loss, Blues goalie Chaim Hirschberg played a strong game, stopping several two-onones, but the Blues’ defense was overwhelmed by the Whites’ more nimble skaters.
White’s rookie goalie Yoav Regev earned his third win of the season stopping Blue’s speedy forward Gal Assa on a breakaway in the third that helped knocked the wind out of the Blues’ attack.
The Whites were led offensively by Amnon Eisner with five goals and Phil Libman with a goal and five assists.
In related news, the IRHA announced that there will be a bus taking hockey fans from Bet Shemesh and Jerusalem to Metulla on Thursday, February 24, to see the final game of the fifth annual international recreational tournament.
Tickets include the bus, an hour of pleasure skating from 5-6 p.m. before the final, and admission to the game.
For details on the bus and recreational hockey in Israel, please e-mail to israelhockeytourney@