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P.O.T.Y. BEHIND-THE-BACK BATTLE
08/19/2013 - 2:16pm

(August 19, 2013)...Throughout the season, fans have been asked to vote for their favorite play from each weekend for the Rochester Knighthawks' Play of the Week. Now, the 16 winners from each week of the 2013 championship season are going head-to-head for the right to be named the Knighthawks' Play of the Year. The Play of the Week winners have been divided into four regions - Defense, Behind-the-Back Goals, Crafty Helpers and Playmakers. It will be up to the voters to decide which plays advance from the round of 16 and attempt to earn the title as the top play from 2013.

This week's Elite 8 match-up comes from the Behind-the-Back Goal Region. The first contender is Cory Vitarelli's goal against the Toronto Rock on January 26th. With defenseman Chris White draping his back, Vitarelli buried a shorthanded shot behind his back just before the shot clock expired.

The second play competing for votes this week is Jimmy Purves' ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Play. Sid Smith gathered the loose ball and fired it to Brad Self in transition. Self managed to find Purves, who had his back to the net. The former Buffalo Bandit scored his first goal as a Knighthawk with a low behind-the-back shot.

Watch both plays carefully and then vote for the play you would like to see advance to the Final 4 in the Knighthawks' Play of the Year Showdown. One fan who votes for the winning play will receive a $25 gift card for The Distillery and Pellegrino's Deli Cafe. Check back here on Knighthawks.com on Friday, August 23rd when the winning play from this match-up will be revealed.

Play of the Year Winners, Round 1:                              Round 2:

Vinc preserves title, 5/11/13                                            Vinc preserves title, 5/11/13

Vitarelli BTB vs. Toronto, 1/26/13

Great passes lead to Point goal, 4/20/13

Keogh scores from the ground, 4/27/13

Double behind-the-back passes, 1/5/13

Dawson BTB pass to Point, 5/4/13

Self breakaway goal, 2/16/13

Purves' ESPN goal, 4/6/2013


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