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Rebels defeat Titans 2 – 1 on Peck’s overtime goal

Adam Peck scored twenty-two seconds into overtime to give the visiting Philadelphia Rebels a 2 – 1 win over the New Jersey Titans last night. It was Peck’s fifth game winning goal on the season.

Despite arriving later than expected to Middletown’s Ice World due to the icy road conditions from Philadelphia, the Rebels had some spark in them having taken the first six shots on goal of the game but it was the Titans who scored first on Tyler Antonucci’s eight’s goal on the season at 6:31 into the opening period.

Antonucci would win the battle at the Rebels far side blue line and pass the puck up to Chris Garbe at the top of the slot. Garbe would take a wrist shot that was saved by Eli Billing who was making his sixth straight game in the nets for the Rebels. The rebound would bounce off defenseman Seth Bergeron and up along the near side boards. Zachary Faremouth would pick up the loose puck and pass it over to Antonucci at the top of slot and Antonucci would bury a wrister pass Billing high glove side to give the Titans a 1 – 0 lead. It was Antonucci’s ninth point (second goal) against the Rebels this season.

After a back and forth second period and the Titans clinging onto a one goal lead due in large part to another strong performance in the nets by Brandon Perrone, the Rebels would tie it on a strange goal with 8:25 remaining in the game.

Rebels captain Ryan Patrick would bring the puck deep inside the Titans zone at the end of his shift and slowly move the puck in the corner to allow his teammates to make the line change. While in the corner, Aaron Maguyon would replace Patrick and pick up the puck and send it back to Nico Appendino at the point. Appendino would pass it over to Carson Moniz on his left. Moniz would take a long shot on net that was deflected by Maguyon and the puck would trickle very slowly past Perrone and into the far side of the net to make it a 1 – 1 game.

As the siren sounded to end regulation, this would be the third game out of the last six meetings between these two teams that a game would go into overtime.

In didn’t last long.

After winning the opening draw, the puck would go back to Titans defenseman Eric Manoukian. The former Mercer Chiefs product would bring the puck up along the near side boards where he was stripped off of it by Eric Olson at center ice. Olson would enter the Titans on a 3 on 1 and passed the puck back to a trailing Moniz.  Moniz would look to his right and found Peck down low who buried a one-timer pass Perrone to give the Rebels the 2 – 1 win.

Billing turned aside 28 of the 29 shots he faced while Perrone stopped 29 of 31. Click here for the box score.

These two teams will conclude their five-game series, and their seventh out of their last eight games, tonight at 7:00pm at Ice World.

Weekend preview: 3/2 – 3/3; Rebels travel to New Jersey for two games to finish five game series

The Rebels will travel to Middletown’s Ice World to play the New Jersey Titans for two games. This weekend’s contests will conclude a five game consecutive series between the teams. It also will finish the regular season contests played among them at Ice World. Friday and Saturday nights games begin at 7:00pm.

Rebels vs. New Jersey Titans
The Rebels have won eight out of the thirteen times these two teams have faced each other this year. Philadelphia has outscored the Titans by a total score of 38 – 32. The last time these two teams met was last Saturday night at Ice World when Eli Billing stopped all 15 shots he faced for his second shutout in three games as the Rebels went onto win 4 – 0. Captain Ryan Patrick had four-points (1 goal and 3 assists). Four of the five Titans wins against the Rebels this season have come at the Class of 1923 Arena.

Tyler Antonucci leads the Titans in points against the Rebels with eight (1 goal and 7 assists). Matthew Cameron (6 goals and 1 assist) and Andrew Husted (2 goals and 5 assists) each have seven points against the Rebels this year. Cameron has scored the most goals against them with six. The Titans are 6 for 46 (13%) on the powerplay against Philadelphia. Goaltenders Matt Ladd and Brandon Perrone have a combined 2.54 goals against average and a .911 save percentage with no shutouts.

Patrick (4 goals and 5 assists) and Brandon Stanley (6 goals and 3 assists) have the most points against the Titans with nine. Stanley also has scored the most goals against them with six. Adam Peck has eight points (4 goals and 4 assists) against New Jersey. The Rebels are 11 for 43 (26%) on the powerplay. Netminders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 2.31 goals against average and .917 save percentage with two shutouts (both Billing).

New Jersey Titans Overview
The Titans enter this weekend’s series with a 23-17-3-2 record with 51 points.  They currently reside in second place, eighteen points behind division leading Philadelphia. The Titans have won three of their last five games, and they are coming off of a 4 – 0 home loss to the Rebels. Nick Boyagian leads the team in total points with thirty-five (17 goals and 18 assists). He is followed by Hunter Alden’s thirty-four points (8 goals and 26 assists). Ryan Naumovski (12 goals and 18 assists), Tate Singleton (12 goals and 18 assists) and Antonucci (7 goals and 23 assists) each have thirty points.  Boyagian and Cameron lead the team in goals with seventeen apiece. Naumovski has the most game winning goals with four. Cam Kuhl leads the team in penalty minutes with 117. Spencer Stanley has the best +/- ratio with a league high +36.

New Jersey has scored 153 goals (fifth best in the NAHL) in forty-five games. They also have allowed 132 (ninth best in the league).  The Titans are eleventh in the league on the powerplay (20.3%) while they are twentieth in the league on the penalty kill with at 72.9%.

New Jersey’s netminders have a combined 2.61 goals against average and a .921 save percentage with one shutout (Perrone).

Rebels Overview
The Rebels enter this weekend with a 33-11-3 record for 69 points. They are in first place in the division, and they are eighteen points ahead of the second place Titans. They also are thirteen points away from clinching their third straight regular season East Division championship. The Rebels are 4 – 1 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 4 – 0 road win against the Titans.

Luke Radetic leads the Rebels in total points with forty-two (22 goals and 20 assists). He is followed by Aaron Maguyon’s forty points (18 goals and 22 assists).  Patrick (17 goals and 18 assists) has thirty-five points while Jensen Zerban has thirty-two points (16 goals and 16 assists). Radetic leads the team in goals with twenty-two. Peck has four game winning goals. Olson has the most penalty minutes on the team with 115. Carson Moniz has the team’s best +/- with a +16.

Philadelphia has scored 163 goals in forty-seven games (second most in the league), and they have allowed 102 (tied for fourth best in the league). The Rebels lead the league on the powerplay having converted on 30.3% of their chances, and they are ranked fourth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 85.6% of the time.

Billing and Keane have a combined 2.11 goals against average and a .917 save percentage with four shutouts (Billing has three).

Weekend preview: 2/23 – 2/24; Rebels and Titans play home-and-home series

The Rebels and New Jersey Titans will play a home-and-home series this weekend. Friday night’s game will be played at the Class of 1923 Arena beginning at 7:10pm while Saturday night’s game will begin at 7:00pm at Middletown’s Ice World. This will be games two and three of five consecutive contests between these two teams, which concludes next weekend when both games are at Ice World.

Rebels vs. New Jersey Titans
The Rebels have won seven out of the eleven times these two teams have faced each other this year, including the last five straight games. The Rebels have outscored the Titans by a total score of 32 – 28. The last time these two teams met was this past Monday when Brandon Stanley scored two goals and Eli Billing turned aside all 27 shots he faced as the Rebels defeated the Titans 3 – 0 in a President’s Day matinee game.

Tyler Antonucci (1 goal and 6 assists), Matthew Cameron (6 goals and 1 assist) and Andrew Husted (2 goals and 5 assists) each have seven points against the Rebels this year. Cameron has scored the most goals against them with six. The Titans are 6 for 35 (17%) on the powerplay against Philadelphia. Goaltenders Matt Ladd and Brandon Perrone have a combined 2.82 goals against average and a .916 save percentage with no shutouts.

Stanley has the most points against the Titans with nine (6 goals and 3 assists). He also has scored the most goals against them with six. He is followed by Adam Peck’s (2 goals and 5 assists) and Eric Olson’s (3 goals and 4 assists) seven points respectively against New Jersey. The Rebels are 6 for 33 (18%) on the powerplay. Netminders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 2.45 goals against average and .919 save percentage with one shutout (Billing).

New Jersey Titans Overview
The Titans enter this weekend’s series with a 22-16-3-2 record with 49 points.  They currently reside in third place, eighteen points behind division leading Philadelphia but one point behind second place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The Titans have won three of their last five games, and they are coming off of a 3 – 0 road loss to the Rebels. Nick Boyagian leads the team in total points with thirty-four (16 goals and 18 assists). He is followed by Hunter Alden’s thirty-one points (8 goals and 23 assists) and Ryan Naumovski’s thirty points (12 goals and 18 assists). Cameron has the most goals on the team with seventeen. Naumovski has the most game winning goals with four. Holden Biebel leads the team in penalty minutes with 104. Spencer Stanley has the best +/- ratio with a league best +32.

New Jersey has scored 149 goals (tied for fourth best in the NAHL) in forty-three games. They also have allowed 126 (ninth best in the league).  The Titans are ninth in the league on the powerplay (21.7%) while they are nineteenth in the league on the penalty kill with at 74.7%.

New Jersey’s netminders have a combined 2.60 goals against average and a .922 save percentage with one shutout (Perrone).
Rebels Overview
The Rebels enter this weekend with a 32-10-3 record for 67 points. They are in first place in the division, and they are seventeen points ahead of the second place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. They also are seventeen points away from clinching their third straight regular season East Division championship. The Rebels are 4 – 1 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 3 – 0 home win against the Titans.

Luke Radetic leads the Rebels in total points with forty-two (22 goals and 20 assists). He is followed by Aaron Maguyon’s thirty-nine (18 goals and 21 assists).  Jensen Zerban (15 goals and 16 assists) and Ryan Patrick (16 goals and 15 assists) each have thirty-one points respectively. Radetic leads the team in goals with twenty-two. Peck and Zerban each have three game winning goals. Olson has the most penalty minutes on the team with 96. Carson Moniz has the team’s best +/- with a +17.

Philadelphia has scored 157 goals in forty-five games (second most in the league), and they have allowed 98 (fourth best in the league). The Rebels lead the league on the powerplay having converted on 28.7% of their chances, and they are ranked sixth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 84.6% of the time.

Billing and Keane have a combined 2.14 goals against average and a .916 save percentage with three shutouts (Billing has two).

Game preview: Titans visit Rebels for President’s Day Matinee

The Rebels will host the New Jersey Titans today at 4:20pm in a President’s Day matinee. This will be the eleventh meeting between the two teams, and it will be the first of five straight games they will play against each other. With the Rebels win this past Friday night, they are the only East Division team at the moment to have clinched a spot in the Robertson Cup playoffs – the third straight year for them.

Rebels vs. New Jersey Titans
The Rebels have won six out of the ten times these two teams have faced each other this year, including the last four straight games. However, this has been an extremely close series with the Rebels outscoring the Titans 29 – 28. Three of the four wins the Titans have against the Rebels this year have been at the Class of 1923 Arena. The last time these two teams met was on Wednesday, February 14 when Aaron Maguyon scored in overtime to give the Rebels a 4 – 3 come from behind victory in overtime.

Tyler Antonucci (1 goal and 6 assists), Matthew Cameron (6 goals and 1 assist) and Andrew Husted (2 goals and 5 assists) each have seven points against the Rebels this year. Cameron has scored the most goals against them with six. The Titans are 6 for 30 (20%) on the powerplay against Philadelphia. Goaltenders Matt Ladd and Brandon Perrone have a combined 2.80 goals against average and a .919 save percentage with no shutouts.

Adam Peck (2 goals and 5 assists) and Brandon Stanley (4 goals and 3 assists) each have seven points against the Titans. Stanley has scored the most goals against New Jersey with four. The Rebels are 5 for 29 (17%) on the powerplay. Netminders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 2.70 goals against average and .909 save percentage with no shutouts.

New Jersey Titans Overview
The Titans enter this afternoon’s game with a 22-15-3-2 record with 49 points.  They currently reside in third place, sixteen points behind division leading Philadelphia but one point behind second place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The Titans have won three of their last five games, and they are coming off of a 3 – 1 home win over the Northeast Generals. Nick Boyagian leads the team in total points with thirty-four (16 goals and 18 assists). He is followed by Hunter Alden’s thirty-one points (8 goals and 23 assists) and Ryan Naumovski’s thirty points (12 goals and 18 assists). Cameron has the most goals on the team with seventeen. Naumovski has the most game winning goals with four. Holden Biebel leads the team in penalty minutes with 104. Spencer Stanley has the best +/- ratio with an amazing +32.

New Jersey has scored 149 goals (fourth best in the NAHL) in forty-two games. They also have allowed 123 (eighth best in the league).  The Titans are seventh in the league on the powerplay (22.4%) while they are nineteenth in the league on the penalty kill with at 74.7%.

New Jersey’s netminders have a combined 2.59 goals against average and a .923 save percentage with one shutout (Perrone).
Rebels Overview
The Rebels enter this afternoon’s game with a 31-10-3 record for 65 points. They are in first place in the division, and they are fifteen points ahead of the second place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. The Rebels are 4 – 1 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 3 – 2 home win against the Northeast Generals.

Luke Radetic leads the Rebels in total points with forty-one (22 goals and 19 assists). He is followed by Maguyon’s thirty-nine (18 goals and 21 assists) and Jensen Zerban’s thirty-one (15 goals and 16 assists). Radetic leads the team in goals with twenty-two. Peck and Zerban each have three game winning goals. Eric Olson has the most penalty minutes on the team with 96. Carson Moniz and Zerban have the team’s best +/- with a +15 respectively.

Philadelphia has scored 154 goals in forty-four games (second most in the league), and they have allowed 98 (fourth best in the league). The Rebels lead the league on the powerplay having converted on 28.8% of their chances, and they are ranked sixth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 84.1% of the time.

Billing and Keane have a combined 2.19 goals against average and a .914 save percentage with two shutouts (one each).

Game preview: Rebels return home to play Generals after 9 game road trip

The Rebels will return to the Class of 1923 Arena this evening to play the Northeast Generals for their first home game since January 15 when they last faced off against the New Jersey Titans. During this time the Rebels went 6 – 3 on a nine-game road trip.

Tonight’s game will begin at 7:10pm. The Rebels will be off on Saturday and Sunday but will be home on Monday for a matinee game against the Titans that starts at 4:20pm.

Rebels vs. Generals Overview
This will be the thirteenth meeting between these two teams out of the sixteen they will play this season. All four remaining games, including tonight’s, will be played at the bunker.

Philadelphia has won eight out of twelve games so far outscoring the Generals 50 – 30. The last time these two teams met was two weeks ago when Northeast took two out of three games against the Rebels in Attleboro. The Generals won their last matchup on February 3 by a score of 3 – 2. These teams have split the past six games.

Justin Jallen leads the Generals in points against the Rebels this season with thirteen (6 goals and 7 assists). He also has the most goals against Philadelphia. He is followed by Matt Demelis (2 goals and 8 assists) and Mike Egan’s (3 goals and 7 assists) ten points respectively.  The Generals are 7 for 49 (14%) on the powerplay against Philadelphia. Goaltenders David Fessenden and Marko Sturma have a combined 4.08 goals against average and .888 save percentage with no shutouts against the Rebels.

Aaron Maguyon has the most points against the Generals with sixteen (7 goals and 9 assists). He is tied with Ryan Patrick with goals scored against Northeast. Patrick has fourteen total points against the Generals (7 goals and 7 assists). Jensen Zerban has nine points (5 goals and 4 assists) against them. The Rebels are 15 for 44 (34%) on the powerplay against Northeast. Netminders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 2.50 goals against average and .898 save percentage and one shutout (Billing) against the Generals.

Northeast Generals Overview
The Generals enter tonight’s game in third place in the East Division with a 23-18-2 record for 48 points. They are fifteen points behind East Division leading Philadelphia. Northeast has won three out of its last five games. They are coming off of a wild 7 – 6 home win against the Titans on February 11. Egan leads the team in total points with forty-six (17 goals and 29 assists) while Colin Bilek has thirty-nine points (15 goals and 24 assists). Wiesner (18 goals and 18 assists), Jeff Skinner (17 goals and 19 assists) and Louis Boudon (13 goals and 23 assists) each have thirty-six points. Wiesner and Jallen have the most goals on the team with eighteen respectively. Wiesner has five game winning goals. He also has the most penalty minutes with 108 while Boudon has the team’s best +/- with a +17.

The Generals have scored 142 goals in forty-three games (fifth most in the NAHL). They also have allowed 153 goals (nineteenth most in the league). The Generals are ranked tenth in the league on the powerplay having scored on 20.9% of their chances while they are ranked twenty-first in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 71.1% of the time.

Fessenden and Sturma have a combined 3.45 goals against average and a .904 save percentage with two shutouts (one each).

Rebels Overview
The Rebels enter tonight’s game with a 30-10-3 record for 63 points. They are in first place in the division, and they are thirteen points ahead of second place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. The Rebels are 3 – 2 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 4 – 3 overtime road win against the Titans this past Wednesday night.

This will be the first home game for the Rebels new point leader Luke Radetic. The Chesterfield, MO native has a total of forty-one points (22 goals and 19 assists) in forty-four games played. Maguyon is second on the team in points with thirty-nine (18 goals and 21 assists). Zerban is third with thirty-one (15 goals and 16 assists). Radetic has scored the most goals with twenty-two. Zerban and Adam Peck each have three game winning goals. Eric Olson has the most penalty minutes on the team with 94. Carson Moniz has the team’s best +/- with a +16.

Philadelphia has scored 151 goals in forty-three games (second most in the league), and they have allowed 96 (fourth best in the league). The Rebels lead the league the league on the powerplay having converted on 28% of their chances, and they are ranked sixth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 84.6% of the time.

Billing and Keane have a combined 2.19 goals against average and a .914 save percentage with two shutouts (one each).

Rebels roar back from 3 goal deficit to win 4 – 3 on Maguyon’s overtime goal

Forward Aaron Maguyon scored a breakaway goal with 1:19 remaining in overtime to give the visiting Philadelphia Rebels a dramatic 4 – 3 over the New Jersey Titans after trailing in the game 3 – 0.

Netminder Eli Billing had to make several key saves to keep the Rebels in the game, and then he had to huge glove save with 1:39 left in overtime to keep the game tied.

The Titans would take a 1 – 0 lead on Chris Garbe’s third goal on the season. As both teams jockeyed for the puck along the far side board, the biscuit would be kept in at the point by New Jersey defenseman Spencer Stanley. The South Lyon, MI native would poke the puck up to Garbe at the top of the faceoff circle. Garbe would cut across the slot and take a wrister that beat Billing high glove side to put the home team on the board with 5:12 left in the opening period.

New Jersey would double their lead on Holden Biebel’s first NAHL goal at 6:28 into the second period.

Hunter Alden would make a crisp outlet pass to Kyler Head at center ice and the Titans forward would bring the puck into the Rebels zone along the far side boards. As Head skated to the corner he passed the puck to Alden at the faceoff dot. Alden immediately looked right and found Biebel wide open in the slot and the defenseman redirected the puck past Billing for a backdoor goal to make it 2 – 0 Titans.

Forty seconds later New Jersey would go up 3 – 0.

Andrew Husted would pass the puck from the bottom of his own far side faceoff circle over to Tyler Antonucci who carried the puck through the neutral zone. Antonucci entered the offensive zone and backhanded a pass to Matthew Cameron in the slot. Cameron would cut to his left and backhanded the puck past Billing’s blocker for his seventeenth goal on the season.

Just twenty-eight seconds after the Titans took a commanding lead, recently selected Top Prospect Tournament participant Eric “Red” Olson would give the Rebels their first goal and begin the improbable comeback.

After the ensuing faceoff, Auggie Moore would bring the puck into the Titans zone and send it behind the net where New Jersey defenseman Jimmy Dowd battled Adam Peck for it in the near side corner. Dowd would send the puck up along the boards where it was picked up by Moore near the point. Moore would send a bounce pass off the glass to Olson down low. Olson would cut across the slot and he backhanded the puck behind Titans goaltender Brandon Perrone to make it a 3 – 1 game with 12:30 left in the middle stanza.

The Rebels would cut the deficit in half with 2:34 into the third period. Luke Radetic would win the battle for the puck at the near side boards. He would pass it back to Carson Moniz at the point. Moniz would start to walk the blueline and took a long shot that Brandon Stanley redirected passed Perrone to make it a 3 – 2 game.

After Olson won the draw deep inside the Titans zone, the puck would go back to Nico Appendino at the far side point. Appendino would take a shot that was turned aside by Perrone but Olson picked up the rebound in the corner. Olson would pass the puck to Moore who was behind the Titans net. The Edina, MN native passed the puck to Ryan Patrick who was to left of Perrone. Patrick would circle and take a sharp angle shot that beat Perrone long side to tie the game at three with 6:03 left in regulation.

For the second straight game between these two teams, the contest would go into overtime.

Peck had a chance to win it early for the Rebels but he was robbed by Perrone in close. Later on, Alden would then bring the puck into the offensive zone and made a nifty move along the near side boards and skated towards the net. He took a quick wrister that Billing had to come up with a big glove save.

Peck then had another chance but Perrone made a blocker save. Once the puck bounced high off Perrone, Olson, who was trailing Peck, lost an edge and the loose rebound was picked up by Nick Boyagian. The Titans forward would skate end-to-end but Kolby Vegara would hustle to make a diving play to knock the puck off of Boyagian’s stick.

As the puck came out from behind the Rebels net it was picked up by Cameron. He went to pass the puck but it was intercepted by Maguyon. The Egg Harbor Twp native would skate through center ice all alone. As he entered the offensive zone and reached the top of the slot, Perrone raced out to try and poke check the puck but Maguyon skated towards his right and put the biscuit into the open net to give the Rebels the 4 – 3 win.

Billing stopped 29 of 32 shots while Perrone turned aside 41 of 45. Click here for the box score.

The win gave the Rebels a 6 – 3 record to close out a nine game road swing. The Rebels next home game will on Friday, February 16 at 7:10pm against the Northeast Generals.

Peck selected East Division’s second star of the week while Olson is honorable mention

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week for weekending January 28 and Rebels forward Adam Peck was selected as the East Division’s second star of the week while teammate Eric Olson was named honorable mention.

Peck had three points (2 goals and 1 assist) in the Rebels two game sweep over the New Jersey Titans this past weekend, including the game winning goal in Friday night’s 2 – 1 victory. The Williston, VT native is fifth on the team in total points with twenty-two (11 goals and 11 assists).

Olson had two points in two games. He assisted Peck on both of his goals. The Calgary, AB native has eleven points on the season (6 goals and 5 assists).

Rebels win 5 – 2 to complete weekend sweep over Titans

The visiting Philadelphia Rebels used a balance scoring attack en route to a 5 – 2 victory over the New Jersey Titans to complete a weekend sweep between the two teams.

The Rebels win, coupled with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s overtime loss to Johnstown, increased the team’s lead in the East Division by ten points.

After a scoreless first period, the Titans would get on the board first.  New Jersey’s Todd Goehring was called for roughing at 1:15 to put the Rebels on the powerplay. Eight seconds later Nick Boyagian scored his second shorthanded goal of the season. After Ryan Naumovski intercepted the puck he fed Boyagian with a pass and the Titans forward took a shot that squeaked by Rebels netminder Ryan Keane to give the Titans a 1 – 0 lead.

The Rebels then would go onto score five consecutive goals to change the game’s outcome.

With Titans defender Eric Manoukian looking to clear the zone behind his own net, he sent a wrap around pass up the near side boards that was intercepted by Eric Olson. Olson immediately turned to his right and sent a pass to a wide-open Adam Peck in the slot and Peck redirected the biscuit past Titans’ netminder Matt Ladd to tie the game at one with 3:11 remaining in the second. It was Peck’s eleventh goal on the season.

After the Titans won the draw deep inside the Rebels zone the puck would go to the far side boards where Kolby Vegara picked it up and sent it high off the glass to center ice to Ryan Patrick. Patrick passed it over to Jensen Zerban on his right. The speedy forward entered the Titans zone and sent a return feed to Patrick who redirected the puck past Ladd into the back of the net to give the Rebels a 2 – 1 lead with 1:38 left is the middle stanza.

The Rebels would take a two-goal lead just :53 into the third period on Konur Peterson’s fifth goal on the season.

New Jersey’s Ryan Wheeler entered the Rebels zone but was stripped off the puck by Alex Frye. Frye would send a bounce pass off the far side boards to Brandon Stanley. Stanley entered the offensive zone on a two-on-one with Peterson. As Stanley skated towards the top of the faceoff circled he passed the puck over to Peterson on his right and the Mt. Horeb, WI native wristed it past Ladd to make it 3 – 1 Rebels.

The Rebels would make it 4 – 1 with 13:23 left in the game.

Bryant Gunn would pick up the puck behind his own net and sent it up along the near side boards to Austin Martz who passed the puck up to Jimmy Glynn at the red line. Glynn would enter the Titans on a two-on-two with Martz. As Glynn entered the offensive zone he took a sharp angle shot that was saved by Ladd but the puck trickled passed him for Glynn’s second goal on the season.

Aaron Maguyon would close out the Rebels scoring to make it 5 – 1 with 6:39 remaining in regulation.

After Keane made a right pad save the rebound would go up to Nicolas Appendino who sent the puck to Zerban. The Air Force Academy commit would immediately pass it up to Patrick. Patrick sent a return pass to Zerban who entered the Titans zone. Zerban took a shot that was saved by Ladd but he couldn’t control the rebound and Maguyon tucked it in for his thirteenth goal on the season.

New Jersey’s Justin Bofshever scored with 2:59 remaining to make it a 5 – 2 game.

Keane stopped 32 of 34 shots while Ladd turned aside 27 of 32. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels will leave on Wednesday to begin a three-game series starting on Thursday against the Northeast Generals.

Two goals in :26 give Rebels 2 – 1 win over Titans

Brandon Stanley and Adam Peck scored twenty-six seconds apart in the first period to give the visiting Philadelphia Rebels a 2 – 1 victory over the New Jersey Titans.

Five of the six games these two teams have faced each other this season has been won by two games or less. Last night’s game was no exception. It was an up and down game with each team having chances only to be foiled by solid goaltending.

Stanley would get the Rebels on the board first with 4:59 left in the opening period. After Titans’ defenseman Eric Manoukian dumped the puck in behind the Rebels net to get a line change, it was picked up by Kolby Vegara who was met by Matthew Cameron. Cameron went to bring the loose puck backup the far side boards but it was picked up by Alex Frye. Frye would bring the puck into the Titans zone on a two-on-two.  As soon as Frye entered the offensive zone he looked over to his right and saw Stanley enter the play. Frye immediately sent a pass over towards Stanley in the high slot. Stanley took a wrister that hit the far side post and banked into the net behind New Jersey netminder Brandon Perrone to make it 1 – 0. It was Stanley’s eighth goal on the season.

Twenty-six seconds later Peck made it 2 – 0.

New Jersey’s Ryan Wheeler dumped the puck into the neutral zone where it was picked up by Rebels defenseman Nicolas Appendino along the far side boards. Appendino would send the puck back to Carson Moniz at the top of his own near side faceoff circle. Moniz then sent a cross-ice pass up to Eric Olson who brought the puck into the offensive zone.

As Olson reached the top of the far side faceoff circle, he made a nifty move around a Titans’ defender and skated towards the net where he was knocked off his skates. As he was falling down Olson had the wherewithal to pass the puck over to Peck in the slot and Peck took a wrister that beat Perrone glove side for his tenth goal on the season.

After a scoreless second period and the shots on goal essentially at 18 apiece, the Titans looks to close the gap in the third.

The Titans had their first chance to get on the board with 4:40 into the last period but New Jersey forward Hunter Alden was stopped on a breakaway by Ryan Keane.

Rebels rookie defenseman Seth Bergeron would dump the puck into the Titans zone for a line change where it was picked up by New Jersey’s Holden Biebel. Biebel would bank the puck high off the far side boards and it was retrieved by Kyle Jeffers. Jeffers immediately sent a pass to Spencer Stanley on his left. Stanley split two Rebels’ defenseman and walked in on Keane and beat his with a backhander to make it a 2 – 1 game with 13:20 left in the third period.

With time expiring and their goalie pulled for the extra attacker, the Titans had one more chance at the end of the game to tie it but forward Nick Boyagian took a back-door pass and shot the puck wide of an open net as the seconds ticked off the clock to end the game.

Keane turned aside 20 of the 21 shots he faced while Perrone stopped 19 of 21 shots. Click here for the box score.

The teams will finish this two-game series tonight at 7:45pm at Middletown’s Ice World.

Weekend preview: 1/26 – 1/27; Rebels visit Titans for two games

The Rebels will continue their nine-game road swing with playing two games against the New Jersey Titans this weekend at Middletown’s Ice World. Both games are slated to begin at 7:45pm. After five of the first six games were played at the Class of 1923 Arena, the next four games between these teams will be played at Ice World (including this weekend).

Rebels vs. Titians Overview
This will be games seven and eight of a sixteen game schedule between the two teams. The Titans have won four of the six, and they have outscored the Rebels 20 – 15 in the six games. The last time these two teams met was back on January 15 and the Titans won in dramatic fashion. After the Rebels came back from a 3 – 1 deficit to take a 4 – 3 lead with 10:29 left in the game, Kyle Head scored his second goal of the game with 2.8 seconds remaining in regulation to tie at four. Todd Goehring would score his fifth goal on the season with 2:10 into overtime to give the Titans a 5 – 4 victory.

The Titans are the only team in the East Division who have a winning record against the Rebels.

During this six-game series between the two teams, Goehring leads the Titans in total points with six (3 goals and 3 assists). Tyler Antonucci (1 goal and 4 assists) and Eric Manoukian (all assists) each have five points against the Rebels. Matthew Cameron has scored the most goals against Philadelphia with four. The Titans are 6 for 21 (29%) on the powerplay. New Jersey’s goaltenders have a combined 2.50 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. Brandon Perrone has appeared in four of the games and he possesses a 1.83 goals against average and .905 save percentage with no shutouts.

Defenseman Kolby Vegara has the most points against New Jersey with four (all assists). Four players (Andrew Bellant, Jordin Holmes, Adam Peck and Brandon Stanley) each have three points against the Titans. Auggie Moore, Eric Olson, Konur Peterson and Jensen Zerban each have scored two goals. The Rebels are 4 for 20 (20%) on the powerplay while goaltenders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 3.17 goals against average and .878 save percentage with no shutouts.

New Jersey Titans Overview
The Titans enter this weekend’s series with a 17-13-1-1 record with 32 points in 32 games – the least amount played of any East Division team. They currently reside in fourth place, sixteen points behind division leading Philadelphia. The Titans have won three of their last five games, and they are coming off of a 6 – 3 home win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. Tate Singleton leads the team in total points with twenty-five (9 goals and 16 assists). Nick Boyagian (11 goals and 13 assists) and Hunter Alden (7 goals and 17 assists) each have twenty-four points. Boyagian has the most goals on the team with eleven. Wade Novak has the most game-winning goals on the team with three. Rookie Holden Biebel leads the team in penalty minutes with 75. Defenseman Spencer Stanley has the best +/- ratio with a +19.

New Jersey has scored 111 goals (eighth best in the NAHL) in thirty-two games. They also have allowed 94 (sixth best in the league).  The Titans are sixth in the league on the powerplay (22%) while they are nineteenth in the league on the penalty kill with at 74.4%.

New Jersey’s netminders have a combined 2.74 goals against average and a .914 save percentage with one shutout (Perrone).

Rebels Overview
The Rebels enter this weekend with a 25-9-2 record for 52 points. They are in first place in the division, and they are seven points ahead of second place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The Rebels are 3 – 2 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 4 – 1 road win against the Johnstown Tomahawks.

The Rebels are led by Aaron Maguyon’s twenty-eight points (12 goals and 16 assists). He is followed by Zerban’s twenty-six points (13 goals and 13 assists) and Bellant’s twenty-five points (10 goals and 15 assists). Zerban leads the team with thirteen goals scored. Bellant has the most game-winning goals on the team with four, and he has the most penalty minutes with 105. Maguyon also has the team’s best +/- with a +12.

Philadelphia has scored 124 goals in thirty-six games (fifth most in the league), and they have allowed 80 (fourth best in the league). The Rebels lead the league on the powerplay having converted on 28.5% of their chances, and they are ranked third in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 86.5% of the time.

Billing and Keane have a combined 2.19 goals against average and a .907 save percentage with two shutouts (one each).