The visiting Northeast Generals were up 3 – 0 and held on to defeat the Rebels 5 – 3 in the first of this three-game series. It was the Rebels third straight defeat, the first time in team history.
Five different players scored for the Generals, which included three goals in the 1st period from Mike Egan, Matt Demelis, and Louis Boudon. The Rebels stormed back to cut the lead to 3-2 in the 2nd period with goals from Ryan Patrick and Jensen Zerban, but a Northeast goal from Jeff Skinner late in the period pushed the Generals lead back to 4-2. In the 3rd period, Philadelphia got a goal from Carson Moniz with less than a minute to go in regulation to make it 4-3, but an empty-net goal :37 seconds later from Brian Chambers secured the 5-3 win for Northeast. Generals goalie Marko Sturma made 25 saves in the win, while Eli Billing made 3 saves and Ryan Keane made 10 saves in the loss. Click here for the box score.
The two teams will play the second game of this three-game series tonight at 7:10pm.