Baltimore Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights
Saturday, February 3 @ SECU Arena 6:05p.m. EST
Setting the Tone:
Baltimore Blast: 13-2
First place in the Eastern Division
Previous Game: Defeated Harrisburg Heat 4-2
Syracuse Silver Knights: 8-6
Second place in the Eastern Division
Previous Game: Defeated Florida Tropics 9-5
*Syracuse plays against Cedar Rapids on Friday, February 2 so their record and stats will change*
11/17/17 Blast defeat Silver Knights 7-6
1/12/18 Blast defeat Silver Knights 5-4
Baltimore Players to Watch:
The Blast offense is led by Tony Donatelli, Vini Dantas, and Jonatas Melo. Donatelli leads the team in goals (16), assists (17), and points (33). His 33 points are 7th in the league and his 17 assists rank tied for 5th in the MASL. Dantas is second on the team with 15 goals and has 24 points on the year. Melo is tied for second on the team with 11 assists and has 17 points on the season.
Baltimore’s defense is led by Pat Healey and Adriano Dos Santos. Healey, a 2-time Defender of the Year, leads the MASL with 30 blocked shots this season. Dos Santos impacts the game both on offense and defense. He has 14 blocked shots this season while also being second on the team in assists (11) and third on the team in points (17). Joey Kapinos is in goal for the Blast. He is 2-0 with a 3.50 GAA this season.
The Competition- Syracuse Silver Knights
The Silver Knights offense is led by Joey Tavernese, Slavisa Ubiparipovic, and Kenardo Forbes. Tavernese leads the team in goals (18), assists (18), and points (36). He ranks fifth in the MASL in points and is fourth in the league in assists. Ubiparipovic is tied for second on the team with 13 goals and second on the team with 11 assists. Forbes also has 13 goals this season, and has recorded 22 points on the year. Syracuse’s defense is led by Darren Toby and Jake Schindler. Toby is fourth in the MASL with 25 blocked shots this season. Schindler has 13 blocked shots, while also recording 10 points this year. Andrew Coughlin is in goal for the Silver Knights. Coughlin is 8-4 with a 5.69 GAA this season.
February 10th 2:05 p.m. EST Baltimore Blast @ Milwaukee Wave
February 16th 8:35 p.m. EST Baltimore Blast @ Cedar Rapids Rampage
February 17th 8:05 p.m. EST Baltimore Blast @ Milwaukee Wave