DANBURY, CT – The Philadelphia Rebels (4-13-0-1, 9 pts) travel north to take on the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks (2-18-0-1, 5 pts) for two games this weekend.
Here are five things to know ahead of the series:
1. Rebound Rebels
The Rebels enter the series after playing three games in five days against the division and league-leading Maryland Black Bears.
Looking to rebound, Philadelphia travels to Connecticut to face-off against the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks. Danbury has won just twice in 21 contests this season.
2. Captain Connor
Over his last eight games, Rebels captain Connor Sedlak has scored four of his five total goals this season.
In last Saturday’s game at Maryland, he scored a tip-in goal on the power play, his second power-play tally of the season.
Sedlak is tied with David Deputy for the team lead with five goals this season.
3. Blue-Line Addition
Philadelphia acquired defenseman Dominic Foglia from the Corpus Christi IceRays earlier in the week. The North Jersey native has three goals and 10 points this season in 17 games played.
Over his two seasons in the North American Hockey League, he has amassed 30 points in 72 games. His 72 career games are the second most of any Rebels player (Max Hamstad – 77).
Foglia is committed to play Division I hockey at Colgate University.
4. Bringing the Power
David Deputy has scored a power-play goal in consecutive games entering the weekend series in Danbury.
Deputy has five goals this season, four of which came on the man-advantage.
The rookie forward leads the Rebels with 13 points this season.
5. Scouting the Jr. Hat Tricks
The Hat Tricks are led by captain Luka Sukovic and newcomer Nash Jacobsma as each have recorded 10 points this season.
Danbury’s netminder is a Division I commit in Patriks Berzins (Univ. of Maine). Berzins has a .903 save percentage over eight games this season.
First-year head coach Matt Voity leads Danbury after being promoted from his role as the assistant coach last season.
The teams will square off on Friday and Saturday nights in Danbury. Both games begin at 7 p.m. and can be seen on HockeyTV.