SEWELL, NJ – The Philadelphia Rebels (4-8-0-1, 9 pts) completed their two-game weekend series at home against the New Jersey Titans (7-9-0-0, 14 pts), splitting the series with a 5-2 win on Saturday.
The Rebels lost the first game in a shootout, and were able to rebound for Saturday night’s game, picking up the win. The win was their first home win of the year.
After trailing 1-0 into the first intermission, Philadelphia began the second period with a flurry of chances. The Rebels popped off for four goals in the second period in a seven minute span. The goals were scored by Matt Lewis (2), Brock Jones (2), Brogan Shea (1), and Connor Sedlak (3) in that order.
Lewis’ goal was assisted by Luke deVries. Jones’ goal was set up by Shea, giving him his first career NAHL point. Shea’s goal, his first NAHL goal, went unassisted. Sedlak’s third goal of the season was set up by Max Hamstad and Charles Panchisin. The assist was Panchisin’s first career point.
The second period was the most dominant period of the Rebels’ season to date.
Below is Brogan Shea’s first career NAHL goal.
New Jersey was able to get a goal back early in the third period. That cut the Rebels lead from 4-1 to 4-2.
From there, it became the Jakub Krbecek show. Krbecek stopped 28 of 30 shots he faced in the win.
Max Hamstad added an empty net goal with 22 seconds remaining, sealing the win for Philadelphia, their first of home ice.
Philadelphia has a week off before returning to action on Nov. 4 at home against Maine.