Nordiques say Goodbye to #25 Anit Arora Beat Nomads 5-0 for team's 5th straight win
Stamford June 4, 2012
The Nordiques bid farewell to Anit Arora tonight, playing his final Nordiques game before relocating to Toronto. Many players turned out to make sure the final game was a win, and it was a memorable win at that. The Nordiques clicked on all fronts as the defense stifled skilled Nomads shooters while goalie Dom put in another strong performance for the shut out win. Nordiques makeshift defense tonight included Cookie/Dave G, D'Mart/Nash, Breck/Matt. The Nordiques clicked up front as well with 5 goals from 5 different forwards - Joliffe, Delorey, TMatijcio, JMatijcio and the man of the hour, Anit Arora.
Streaky -- After capturing their 2nd straight 5S Winter Championship in March, the Nordiques proceeded to lose their first four games of the spring campaign, by a total of 7 goals. Since then, the Nordiques went on a tear, beating every team in the tier along the way to 5 straight wins and outscoring their opponents 24-7. The team's renewed focus and commitment has been remarkable.
After the game, the Nordiques all thanked Anit for his commitment and winning attitude these past few years. Whenever the team needed a lift, Anit reliably provided the spark. He gave 100% every minute of every shift of each game. Anit represents all that's right about being a Nordiques hockey player. As a fitting final tribute, a team photo was taken (see above), the team retired #25 in a rowdy post-game ceremony, and Ice View was crowded with Nordiques-nation. Upon Anit's final exit, the team sent him off with a rousing round of applause.
"nos bras meutris vous tendent le flambeau, a vous toujours de la porter bien haut..."