By: Andrew Imber
Coral Springs, FL – Every team has a defining point during the season. Some wilt away under the pressure, while others combat it head on and turn things around.
Down 4-0 in the first period against one of the strongest teams out there, Florida Atlantic put the nation on warning with a thrilling 6-5 overtime victory on home ice, Friday night. After Florida Gulf Coast scored the game’s first four goals, including three before the game was five and a half minutes old, the Owls started the charge back with a Nick Isoldi power play goal. After goals by Ricky Baldasti and Bobby San, Baldasti tied things up with a short handed marker, his second of the game.
Bobby San scored his second goal of the game to give FAU its first lead at 5-4. However, a late Steven O’Neill tally tied the game and forced overtime. The team’s traded chances in the extra session before Bobby San completed the hat trick with the overtime winner.
The two teams play again, Saturday night, at Florida Gulf Coast.
Can’t make the game? No problem. Thanks to announcer extraordinaire and tech guru (and the official VOICE of your FAU Owls) Andrew Imber, the FAU Owls now offer live play-by-play game broadcasts on the web via USTREAM. Just click on the “LIVE BROADCAST” link above on any home game night and hear Andrew do this thing- you’ll be glad you did!
This is something that not many teams have the chance to do. Just another step in the right direction for the all new FAU hockey team!
By Andrew “The Voice” Imber- FAU play-by-play Announcer
Coral Springs, FL – Florida Atlantic survived an early power play goal, before scoring five unanswered goals en route to a 7-4 win Saturday night over the Tennessee Volunteers. Nick Isoldi had two goals, one shorthanded, and the Owls improved to 3-0 on the season.
Florida Atlantic also got goals from Michael Cupolo, Bobby San, Ricky Baldasti, Shawn Sullivan, and Anthony Marini. Robert Banks scored twice for Tennessee, which dropped its third game in as many nights. Kevin Jones and Dylan Stokes also scored for the Volunteers.
FAU puts its spotless record on the line in a home and home series against Florida Gulf Coast on October 22nd and October 23rd. Florida Gulf Coast finished in the top four at least year’s D-III ACHA National Championships.
FYI: It costs the team over $75,000 a season just to play their regularly scheduled games. This does not include regionals or nationals! Without the financial support of the fans and our community our season would not be possible! If your wondering how you can help you can contact Erik@FauHockey.com! Remember, a little can go a long way!
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