Capitals goaltender Matthew Goldberg defends against Aigles’ Alexis Boyer in goal-mouth scramble. Photo by Team Thunder.
The Ile Bizard Bantam A Aigles hockey team recently recorded their first regular season win of 2012 with a 3-0 victory over the DDO Citadels. The Aigles, playing at home for the first time since their gold medal victory at the South-West hockey tournament, were led by forwards Alexis Boyer and Shawn Sullivan as well as by defenseman William Latreille. Opening the scoring early in the first period for the Aigles was Alexis Boyer who jumped on a rebound given up by Capitals goaltender Matthew Goldberg and buried the puck in the top corner. Goldberg who faced ten shots in the opening period was at his best when the ever dangerous Shawn Sullivan, Daniel Maggio and Sebastien Archambault had excellent scoring chances. In the second frame with the game victory still within reach, the Capitals came out strong as the Aigles took several back-to-back penalties. Power play stars for the Capitals in the five-on-four situations of the second period included Anthony Anastasopoulos, Evan Silverman, Joshua Jagodnik, Luca Fontaine and Brandon Sigal who forced Aigles goalie Antoine Hamel to come up with exceptional stops. However it was Aigles winger Shawn Sullivan, easily the best player on the ice for either team in the first two periods who stole the show with his amazing display of two-way play. With minutes remaining in the second period Sullivan jumped on a loose puck in the Capitals zone and went end to end to set up team mate Alexis Boyer who scored to put the Aigles up by two goals. A third period goal by Aigles Daniel Maggio sealed the victory for the home side. Aigles defenseman William Latreille again had an excellent game as playing alongside Nicolas Faucher or Antoine Spailier he played a key role on both the Aigles power plays as well as on the penalty killing unit.