The Rebels will travel to Attleboro, MA today to play the Northeast Generals for three consecutive away games this weekend. It will be the first time in team history that it will be playing in three straight games (non-NAHL Showcase). Friday night’s game begins at 7:30pm, Saturday night’s game starts at 5:30pm and Sunday’s game begins at noon.
Rebels vs. Generals Overview
This will be games four, five and six between the two teams. The Rebels have won two of the three games by a combined score of 12 to 10. The last time these teams met was two weeks ago in Attleboro when they split the series. The Rebels won the last game played between them by a score of 5 – 2 back on November 19.
Justin Jallen leads the Generals with six points (3 goals and 3 assists) against the Rebels. He also has scored the most goals against them with three while Matt Demelis has five points against the Rebels (1 goal and 4 assists). Northeast is 1 for 12 (8%) on the powerplay against the Rebels. Goaltenders David Fessenden and Marko Sturma have a combined 4.00 goals against average and a .869 save percentage against the Rebels.
Aaron Maguyon leads the Rebels with 5 points (2 goals and 3 assists) against the Generals while Ryan Patrick has four points (2 goals and 2 assists). The Rebels are 3 for 8 (38%) on the powerplay against Northeast. Netminders Eli Biling and Ryan Keane have a combined 3.33 goals against average and a .852 save percentage against the Generals.
Northeast Generals Overview
Northeast has a 16 – 11 record in 27 games with 32 points, and they are tied with the Rebels for second place in the East Division. The Generals have won two of their last five games, and they are coming off of a 5 – 4 road victory against the New Jersey Titans. Forwards Mike Egan (14 goals and 14 assists) and Colin Bilek (10 goals and 18 assists) each have 28 points to lead the Generals in points. Egan and Jallen each have fourteen goals. Egan and Matt Weisner have four game winning goals respectively. Weisner also leads the team in penalty minutes with 61. Louis Boudon has the best +/- percentage on the team with a +14.
Northeast has scored 96 goals (most in the NAHL). They also have allowed 89 (third most in the league). The Generals are ninth in the league on the powerplay (21.5%) while they are seventeenth in the league on the penalty kill with at 76.80%
Netminders Fessenden and Sturma have a combined 3.18 goals against average and a .910 save percentage with two shutouts (one each).
Despite being tied with the Generals for second place in the division, the Rebels possess a 16 – 6 record but they have played five games less than Northeast. The Rebels are 2 – 3 during their past five games, and they are coming off of a 2 – 1 road loss against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights.
Jensen Zerban leads the Rebels in points with 17 (9 goals and 8 assists). Andrew Bellant and Maguyon each have 15 points (both have 7 goals and 8 assists). Zerban leads the team in goals (9), game winning goals (three) and best +/- with a +9. Bellant also has the most penalty minutes on the team with 52.
The Rebels have scored 71 goals in twenty two games (seventh best in the league) while they have allowed 47 (second best in the league). The Rebels are second in the league on the power play and have converted on 28.4% of the chances with the extra attacker while they are ranked fourth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 85.9 of the time.
Goalies Billing and Keane have a combined 2.10 goals against average and a .914 save percentage with one shutout (Keane).