SEWELL, NJ – On Saturday night, the Philadelphia Rebels (11-16-1-1, 24 pts) completed their weekend series against the Northeast Generals (19-10-3-1, 42 pts) with a 7-4 win.
In a similar fashion to Friday night, the Rebels found themselves down 2-0 early to the Generals, but in the final 3:30 of the period, they turned it around.
The Rebels scored three goals to end the period and take a 3-2 lead into the second period. Carter Casper got the scoring started with a power-play goal to trim the deficit to one. A minute later, Kris Samitis scored the equalizing goal on a deflection past goaltender Cullen DeYoung.
With under thirty seconds to go in the period, Connor Sedlak took matters into his own hands and gave the Rebels the lead with his ninth goal of the season and his second point of the period.
In the second period, Declan Loughnane scored his first goal in the NAHL after his debut Friday, but the game headed into the second intermission knotted at four. Northeast used two power-play goals in the period to tie the game after 40 minutes of play.
For the second night in a row, the game headed into the last period of action with the two teams tied.
With 7:35 remaining in the third Jackson McCarthy was called for a delay of game and the Rebels were awarded a penalty shot. David Deputy (10) recorded the goal on the penalty shot, beating Toby Hopp over the glove and giving Philadelphia a 5-4 lead.
Deputy scored again on the empty net with under two minutes to play followed by Connor Sedlak scoring another empty netter to put the finishing touch on this victory.
Jakub Krbecek stopped 25 of the 29 shots he faced and recorded his 10th win of the season.
The Rebels will look to continue their strong play as they head to Connecticut to face Danbury Tuesday afternoon.