Skate free weekend: Aviators games postponed

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The Aviators’ weekend bouts against the Danville Dashers were cancelled after the Illinois skaters failed to provide Brooklyn with a bus that would take them to the Prairie State.

“The Dashers supply the transportation for each team to travel out there,” Aviators’ spokesman Carmine Vetrano. “They were unsuccessful in getting a bus ready for us on the specific time we wanted to leave. We did all we can to get this ready, even trying to work out new game times, but the bus plan was just never worked out on their end.”

A posting on the Dashers’ website said “travel issues” caused the cancellations, but would not elaborate. A Dashers’ spokesman did not return a request for comment.

The third place Aviators were expected to take on Danville – which hasn’t won a single game all season – on both Friday and Saturday. The last time the two met, the Aviators cut the legs out from under the Dashers in grand style, defeating Danville 9-3.

The two cancelled games are expected to be rescheduled later in the season.

The Brooklyn Aviators will return home to battle the Cape Cod Bluefins at the Aviators Sports Center [3159 Flatbush Ave. in Floyd Bennett Field in Marine Park, (718) 758-7580] on Dec. 22 at 7:35 pm. Tickets $12 ($10 for seniors and children under 14) For information, visit

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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