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Rebels trade Bellant and land Radetic in three-team deal

The Philadelphia Rebels have announced today that it has traded forward Andrew Bellant as part of a three-team trade which included the Bismarck Bobcats and Kenai River Brown Bears.

Bellant was sent to the Bismarck Bobcats who in turned sent Luke Millen to Kenai and the Brown Bears sent  Luke Radetic to the Rebels.

The North American Hockey League’s trade deadline is tonight.

Radetic is tenth in the NAHL this season in total points with forty (22 goals and 18 assists). He is fourth in the league in goals scored with twenty-two. In two seasons with the Brown Bears, Radetic has 73 points (38 goals and 35 assists) in 93 games. The Chesterfield, MO native is a 1997 birth year.

Bellant was fourth on the team this year in total points with twenty-seven (11 goals and 16 assists). The Linden, MI native is the franchise leader in seven categories: points, goals, assists, penalty minutes, games played, points-per-season and goals-per-season. He is committed to Michigan Tech.

“I would like to thank Andrew for his service and commitment to the Rebels organization” stated Rebels head coach Joe Coombs. “I wish him much success in Bismarck. I know he will do well” concluded Coombs.

Radetic could be in the Rebesl lineup tomorrow went the team plays the New Jersey Titans.

Generals down Rebels 3 – 2 to win weekend series

The Northeast Generals defeated the visiting Philadelphia Rebels last night 3 – 2 giving the Generals wins in two of the three games played between these teams this weekend. It was the first time ever that the Generals had taken a series from the Rebels.

After scoring eight goals in Friday night’s game, the Rebels were hard pressed to score in last night’s game.

With thirteen seconds left in the first period, Eric Olson was called for cross-checking to give the Generals the man advantage. After the ensuing draw, Matthew Wiesner would bring the puck up along the far side boards and into the Rebels zone and pass it up to Colin Bilek. Bilek would send the puck behind the Rebels net where it picked up by Mike Egen who was the left of Rebels goalie Ryan Keane. Egen would send a pass out to Wiesner in the slot and he took a shot that went top-shelf to be Keane with three seconds remaining in the opening period.

Although the Generals entered the second period with the lead, they took the first penalty of the middle stanza just 1:37 into it when Michael Higgins was called for cross-checking to put the Rebels on the powerplay.

Jensen Zerban would bring the puck into the Generals zone and passed it up to Aaron Maguyon. The Egg Harbor Twp., NJ native stopped along the far side boards to set up the play and passed the puck back to Diarmad DiMurro at the point. After return passes with Andrew Bellant, DiMurro took a shot at the top of the slot that was save by Northeast goalie David Fessenden but the rebound came out to Zerban who tucked it in the net to tie the game at one with 2:28 into the second.

After Keane covered the puck to force a faceoff, there was some pushing and shoving after the whistle and Bellant was called for roughing to put the Generals back on the powerplay. Matt Demelis would look to set up the play along the far side boards in the Rebels zone. He passed the puck to Justin Jallen at the point who sent a return pass to Demelis. Demelis would send a cross-ice pass over to Colin McCable who immediately sent it back to Jallen at the point. Jallen took a clapper that went off the post and behind Keane to give the Generals a 2 – 1 lead 8:04 into the second period.

With time winding down in the period, Jimmy Glynn would win the draw deep inside the Generals zone. The puck went back to Seth Bergeron at the far side point. The Las Vegas, NV native took a shot that was saved by Fessenden but he couldn’t control the rebound and Glynn put it in for his third goal on the season to tie the game at two with 1:38 left in the second period.

The Generals would take the lead for good at the 8:35 mark of the third period off of Alex Cohen’s sixth goal on the season. Demelis would bring the puck up along the far side boards into the Rebels zone on a three-on-one. He passed the puck to Jallen in the high slot who took a low shot that Keane made a left pad save but the puck came right out to Cohen who put it into the empty net to make it a 3 – 2 game.

Keane, who played extremely well in the game, stopped 29 of 32 shots while Fessenden turned aside 37 of 39 shots. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels will travel to New Jersey on Wednesday for an 11:00am start time against the Titans.

Maguyon’s hat trick helps Rebels rout Generals 8 – 1

Aaron Maguyon’s second hat trick on the second along with Konur Peterson’s two goals helped the visiting Philadelphia Rebels rout the Northeast Generals last night 8 – 1.

With 9:05 into the opening period, Northeast’s Louis Boudon was called for interference to give Philadelphia the extra attacker. Diarmad DiMurro had the puck at the top of the point and took a shot on net that was deflected up high by a Generals defender. The puck floated to the ice in front of Northeast goalie Marko Sturma as Maguyon and Brandon Stanley were out front in the slot. Maguyon would tap the puck back to Andrew Bellant who skated across the goalmouth and backhanded the puck past Sturma to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 lead with 9:44 left in the first period. It was Bellant’s eleventh goal on the season.

Two minutes later Peterson would score his first goal of the game.

Peter Zhong would bring the puck out of the Rebels zone and passed it up to Peterson along the far side boards as he entered the Generals zone. Peterson would chip the puck off the boards where it was picked up by Alex Frye who immediately sent a return pass to Peterson who was down low and he took a wrister that beat Sturma to give the Rebels a 2 – 0 lead.

The Rebels would go up 3 – 0 on Maguyon’s first goal of the night with 3:20 remaining in the first period. Ryan Patrick had the puck on the goal line to the left of Sturma. The team captain passed the puck to Jensen Zerban in the corner. Zerban found Maguyon open in the slot and Maguyon one-timed it past Sturman for his fourteenth goal on the season.

Northeast’s Joseph Nagle was called for tripping at the 17:35 mark of the first to give the Rebels the extra attacker. The man advantage lasted all of five seconds. Exactly one minute after Maguyon scored his first goal of the game he would go onto score his second.

Zerban would win the draw deep inside the Generals zone. The puck would go back to DiMurro at the point. DiMurro passed the puck back up to Zerban at the top of the faceoff circle. Zerban sent the puck down low to Maguyon who was to the right of Sturma. Maguyon skated up from the goal line, made a semi-circle and took a wrist shot that beat Sturma to give the Rebels a 4 – 0 lead with 2:20 left in the first period.

Stanley was called for roughing after the whistle just 1:47 into the second period to give the Generals the man advantage. After the puck came out of the offensive zone, Northeast’s Colin Bilek would reenter it along the far side boards. Bilek passed it across to Matthew Wiesner who started to skate down low. Wiesner turned and passed the puck back to Boudon at the top of the faceoff circle. Boudon took a shot that was saved by Rebels goalie Ryan Keane but the rebound came out to Wiesner who tucked it home to make it a 4 – 1 game at 3:44 into the period.

Maguyon’s third straight goal of the game ensured that there would be no repeat of Thursday morning’s game.

Sixteen seconds after Wiesner scored his seventeenth goal on the season, teammate Matthew Rutigliano was called for tripping to give the Rebels the extra attacker. This powerplay goal took the Rebels a second longer to score than the last one.

DiMurro started to walk the blueline with the puck and he passed it back to Zerban at the far side point. Zerban passed it down low to Maguyon. The Egg Harbor Twp. native was looking for Stanley at the top of the crease but the puck was redirected back to DiMurro in the slot. DiMurro immediately passed it back to Maguyon who redirected the puck off his backhand past new Generals’ goalie David Fessenden to make it a 5 – 1 game.

Peterson would make it 6 – 1 with his second goal of the game at the 6:25 mark of the second period.

Defenseman Seth Bergeron would intercept the puck at the top of the blueline in the Generals zone. He took a slapshot that was saved by Fessenden but the rebound came out to Frye. With a man on him, Frye took a shot that was saved by Fessenden but the puck came right out to Peterson at the top of the crease and he poked it into the open net for his seventh goal on the season.

Patrick would score his fourteenth goal on the season with a nice feed from Maguyon to make it a 7 – 1 game with 7:13 into the third.

Auggie Moore would close out the scoring with a backhanded goal to make it 8 – 1.

The Rebels were three for five on the powerplay during the night. Keane turned aside 35 of 36 shots while Sturma and Fessenden combined to stop 36 of 44 shots. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will complete their third game of this series tonight at 7:00pm.

Generals defeat Rebels 4 – 3 in dramatic overtime fashion

Northeast forward Sviatoslov Kuchynski scored with 1:52 left in overtime to give the Generals a wild 4 – 3 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Rebels.

Down 3 – 0 entering the third period, the Generals scored three unanswered goals to send the game into overtime.

The Rebels took an early lead just 5:47 into the first period on Brandon Stanley’s ninth goal on the season. After breaking up a play at his own blueline, forward Alex Frye sent a stretch pass up to Stanley who entered the offensive zone on a breakaway and shot the puck through Generals’ goalie David Fessenden’s five hole to give the visitors a 1 – 0 lead.

With fifty seconds left in the opening period, the Rebels would go up 2 – 0. Carson Moniz would pick up the loose puck at center ice and pass it over to Ryan Patrick on this left. The Rebels captain would enter the offensive zone and send it up to Aaron Maguyon. As he skated towards the hash marks, Maguyon took a shot that was saved by Fessenden but the deep rebound came out to Jensen Zerban who took a quick wrist shot that beat the Generals goalie long side.

The Rebels would extend their lead with 1:15 into the second period. After Rebels forward Eric Olson picked up the rebound off of a save by Eli Billing, he would headman the puck up to Patrick at center ice. Patrick entered the Generals zone with a defender on him as he skated towards the net. Patrick would take a soft shot that beat Fessenden to give the 3 – 0 lead.

Then the wheels fell off.

With Konur Peterson called for tripping and then Seth Bergeron sent to the box for checking-from-behind, Northeast had a five-on-three advantage.  Colin Bilek had the puck down low to the blocker side of Billing. Bilek would pass it back to Mike Egan at the top of the faceoff circle. Egan passed the puck over to Luke Perunovich who took a one-timer that went through Billing’s five hole to put the Generals on the board at 4:47 into the third period.

With 6:47 left in the period, Andrew Bellant could have sealed the game for the Rebels on a breakaway goal but his backhander went wide of the net.

Moniz then was called for tripping with 4:24 left in the third.

After Egan won the draw deep inside the Rebels zone, the puck would go back to Matthew Wiesner who poked it back to Perunovich at the point. Perunovich passed it over to Louis Bouden on his left. The Grenoble, France native took a slapshot that was saved by Billing through a screen but Wiesner picked up the rebound and put it into the back of the net to cut the Rebels lead in half with 3:10 left in the game.

Northeast forward Shawn Montgomery was called for cross-checking with 1:43 remaining in the period to give the Rebels the extra attacker. Matt Demelis would win the ensuing draw deep inside his own zone and the puck when back to Ryan Rowland. The New Jersey native would pass the puck up to Boudon who entered the Rebels zone on a two-on-one with Demelis.  Boudon would sent a backdoor pass to Demelis who tucked the puck in shortside passed Billing to tie the game at three with 1:32 remaining in regulation.

Fifteen seconds into overtime the Rebels thought they had won the game on Bellant’s eleventh goal on the season. After deliberation, the goal was disallowed and Jimmy Glynn was penalized for butt ending and Austin Martz received a two-minute penalty to give the Generals a two-man advantage.

As Martz’s penalty expired to make it 5 on 4, Justin Jallen would hustle to keep the puck in the offensive zone as it was about to cross the blueine. Jallen passed it downlow to Demelis who sent a cross-ice pass to Kuchynski and he one-timed it pass Billing to give the Generals the 4 – 3 victory.

Billing stopped 26 of 30 shots he faced while Fessenden and Marko Sturma combined to save 27 of 30 shots. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will be at it tomorrow night at 7:30pm in game two of this three game series.

Weekend preview: 2/1 – 2/3; Boston vs. Philly – in more ways than one

It will be an exciting weekend between Boston and Philadelphia. The main event will be on Sunday when the National Football League’s Patriots take on the Eagles in Super Bowl LII (go Birds!). While the world will be watching the game in Minneapolis, MN, the Rebels will be traveling to Attleboro, MA (which is adjacent to Foxboro, MA and the home of the Patriots) to play the Northeast Generals for a three-game series that begins today. This morning’s game starts at 11:30am while Friday night’s game begins at 7:30pm and Saturday’s game commences at 7:00pm.

Rebels vs. Generals Overview
This weekend’s three-game series between the two teams will be the tenth, eleventh and twelfth times they will have played each other in the 16-game series. The Rebels have won seven of the nine games outscoring the Generals 37 – 22. The last time they played was back on January 6 when Carson Moniz scored 2:57 into overtime to give the Rebels a 4 – 3 win. This will be the final time during the regular season that the Rebels will travel to Attleboro.

Justin Jallen leads the Generals in points with ten (5 goals and 5 assists) against the Rebels. He also has scored the most goals against Philadelphia. Mike Egan has seven points (3 goals and 4 assists) against the Rebels while Matt Demelis (1 goal and 5 assists), Brady Gaudette (3 goals and 3 assists) and Matthew Wiesner (2 goals and 4 assists) each have six points against them. The Generals are only 1 for 35 (3%) on the powerplay against Philadelphia. Goaltenders Marko Sturma and David Fessenden have a combined 4.00 goals against average and a .887 save percentage.

Rebels forwards Aaron Maguyon (4 goals and 6 assists) and Ryan Patrick (5 goals and 5 assists) each have ten points against the Generals. Patrick has scored the most goals against Northeast with five. Defenseman Kolby Vegara has seven points (2 goals and 5 assists) against his local team. The Rebels are 11 for 32 (34%) on the powerplay. Netminders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 2.44 goals against average and a .888 save percentage with one shutout (Billing).

Northeast Generals Overview
The Generals enter this weekend series in third place in the East Division with a 20-16-2 record for 42 points. They are fourteen points behind East Division leading Philadelphia. Northeast has won two out of its last five games. They are coming off of a 5 – 3 road win against the Johnstown Tomahawks back on January 14, the last time the Generals played. Egan leads the team in total points with thirty-eight (16 goals and 22 assists) while Colin Bilek has thirty-six points (14 goals and 22 assists). Wiesner has thirty-three points (15 goals and 18 assists). Jallen leads the team with seventeen goals. Wiesner has five game winning goals. He also has the most penalty minutes with 79 while forward Louis Boudon has the team’s best +/- with a +18.

The Generals have scored 124 goals in thirty-eight games (third most in the NAHL). They also have allowed 127 goals (ninth most in the league). The Generals are ranked nineteenth in the league on the powerplay having scored on 16.8% of their chances while they are ranked twenty-first in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 74% of the time.

Fessenden and Sturma have a combined 3.23 goals against average and a .909 save percentage with two shutouts (one each).

Rebels Overview
The Rebels enter this weekend with a 27-9-2 record for 56 points. They are in first place in the division, and they are ten 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 5 – 2 road win against the New Jersey Titans.

The Rebels are led by Maguyon’s thirty points (13 goals and 17 assists). He is followed by Jensen Zerban’s twenty-eight points (13 goals and 15 assists) and Andrew Bellant’s twenty-five points (10 goals and 15 assists). Maguyon and Zerban lead the team in goals with thirteen each. Bellant has the most game-winning goals on the team with four, and he has the most penalty minutes with 105. Moniz has the team’s best +/- with a +13.

Philadelphia has scored 131 goals in thirty-eight games (fourth most in the league), and they have allowed 83 (fourth best in the league). The Rebels are second in the league on the powerplay having converted on 26.8% of their chances, and they are ranked second in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 87.4% of the time.

Billing and Keane have a combined 2.15 goals against average and a .910 save percentage with two shutouts (one each).

We interrupt this series to write:  Go Birds!!!!

Fly, Eagles Fly! On The Road To Victory! Fight, Eagles fight! Score a touchdown 1, 2, 3! Hit ’em low! Hit ’em high! And watch our Eagles fly! Fly, Eagles Fly! On The Road To Victory! E-A-G-L-E-S! Eagles!

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).

Balanced scoring leads Rebels to 4 – 1 win over Tomahawks

The Philadelphia Rebels used balanced scoring from Kolby Vegara, Jimmy Glynn, Aaron Maguyon and Alex Frye to defeat the Johnstown Tomahawks 4 – 1 last night. The win enabled the visiting Rebels to split this weekend’s series between the two teams.

Johnstown’s “Young Guns” line started where they left off from Friday night’s victory when Haddonfield native Carson Briere opened the scoring for the Tomahawks.

With players from both teams battling for the puck along at the near side red line boards, the biscuit would come out to Christian Gorscak who headmanned the puck up to Joey Baez. As Baez entered the offensive zone, he skated towards the top of the faceoff circle and fell to his knees. The 2000 birth year had the wherewithal as he was falling to feather a pass across the slot to Briere who wristed the puck long side past Rebels goalie Ryan Keane to give the Tomahawks a 1 – 0 lead with 10:57 into the first period.  It was the Tomahawks first shot on goal of the game.

Five minutes later Vegara would tie the game.

With the Rebels’ Carson Moniz and Johnstown’s Samuel Solensky off for coincidental cross-checking penalties the two teams would play four-on-four hockey for two minutes. With time winding down the Rebels would bring the puck into the offensive zone. Andrew Bellant would take a slapshot that was saved by Tomahawks goalie Kade Phipps but the deep rebound came back to Bellant by the near side faceoff circle. Bellant would pass the puck back to Vegara at the puck. After an exchange between the two, Bellant would send the puck to Vegara one last time and the veteran defenseman took a clapper that found its way through a screen to beat Phipps to make at 1 – 1 game.

After outshooting the Tomahawks 10 – 2 after one period of play, the Rebels looked to grow their lead in the second. As the penalty to Johnstown’s Cade Groton expired, Konur Peterson had the puck behind the Tomahawks net and he sent a pass back to Diarmad DiMurro at the far side point. During this time Jimmy Glynn would by cycling in the zone. DiMurro passed the puck down low to Glynn. As Glynn reached the top of the faceoff circle he took a backhander that found its way past Phipps and into the back of the net to give the Rebels a 2 – 1 lead just 4:07 into the second period. It was Glynn’s first goal on the season.

Johnstown’s Andy Nedeljkovic was called for tripping with 5:36 left in the middle stanza to give the Rebels the extra attacker. Nine seconds later the team with the number one powerplay in the league converted. After Jensen Zerban won the draw deep inside the Tomahawks zone, the puck would go back to Moniz near the point. Moniz would pass the puck back up to Zerban along the boards. Zerban would pass it down lower to Maguyon near the near side corner. Maguyon would skate towards the net. As Maguyon went to center a pass to Eric Olson in the slot he noticed that Phipps tried to anticipate the pass and Maguyon kept the puck and put it through Phipps’ five hole to make it a 3 – 1 game. It was Maguyon’s twelfth goal on the season.

The Rebels would go back on the powerplay with 8:45 left in regulation after Andrew Quetell was called for high sticking Ryan Patrick. With the Rebels looking to set up the play, DiMurro send the puck back to Nicolas Appendino at the point. Appendino would pass the puck to Fyre at the top of the near side faceoff circle. Frye would skate in closer towards the net and took a wrister that beat Phipps short side to make it a 4 – 1 game with 8:13 left in the game and close out the scoring.

Keane turned aside 19 of 20 shots while Phipps stopped 24 of 28. Click here for the box score.

Next weekend the Rebels will travel to New Jersey to play two games against the Titans.

Weekend preview: 1/19 – 1/20; Rebels begin long road trip with two games in Johnstown

The Rebels will begin a nine-game road swing that starts tomorrow night with two games against the Johnstown Tomahawks. The last away game will conclude on Valentine’s Day when the Rebels visit the New Jersey Titans.

Rebels vs. Tomahawks Overview
This will be games nine and ten out of a twelve game series between the two teams. The Rebels have won seven of the eight games outscoring the Tomahawks 30 – 10. The last time these two teams met was back on December 16 when Andrew Bellant scored 1:34 into overtime to give the Rebels a 2 – 1 win. Six of the eight games have been played at the Class of 1923 Arena. The last four remaining games (including this weekend) will be played at the War Memorial. The Rebels will close out the season in Johnstown on April 6 and 7.

Ben Schmidling leads the Tomahawks in points against the Rebels with six (1 goal and 5 assists). Cade Groton and Roman Kraemer each have two goals against Philadelphia. The Tomahawks, so far, are 2 for 31 (6%) on the powerplay. Johnstown’s goalies have a combined 3.75 goals against average and .872 save percentage with no shutouts against the Rebels.

Aaron Maguyon has the most points against the Tomahawks with seven (4 goals and 3 assists). He also has scored the most goals against Johnstown with four. Andrew Bellant (3 goals and 3 assists) and Adam Peck (2 goals and 4 assists) each have six points against them. The Rebels are 9 for 36 (25%) on the powerplay against the Tomahawks. Goaltenders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 1.25 goals against average and a .940 save percentage with one shutout (Keane) against Johnstown.

Johnstown Tomahawks Overview
The Tomahawks enter this weekend’s series against the Rebels with a 12-24-2-1 record for 27 points. They are in last past in the East Division, and they are twenty-three points behind division leader Philadelphia. The Tomahawks have played the most games of any East Division team with thirty-nine. They are 3 – 2 during this past five games, and they are coming off a 5 – 3 home loss against the Northeast Generals.

Johnstown is led by Samuel Solensky’s twenty-seven points (10 goals and 17 assists). He is followed by Schmidling’s twenty points (9 goals and 11 assists). Joe Kile (11 goals and 7 assists) and Kraemer (12 goals and 6 assists) each have eighteen points. Kraemer has the most goals on the team with twelve. Solensky and Schmidling each have two game winning goals. Forward Mitchell Hale has the most penalty minutes on the team with 127.

The Tomahawks have scored 91 goals on the season (tied for second for least amount of goals scored in the league). They have allowed 136 goals (third most allowed in the league). They are sixteenth in the league on the powerplay having converted on 18.3% of their chances, while they are twelfth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 79.6% of the time.

Goalies Jack Leavy and Kade Phipps have a combined 2.78 goals against average and .909 save percentage. Each has one shutout.

Rebels Overview
The Rebels enter this weekend with a 24-8-2 records for 50 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 5 – 4 overtime home loss against the Titans.

The Rebels are led by Maguyon’s twenty-six points (10 goals and 16 assists). He is followed by Jensen Zerban’s twenty-five points (13 goals and 12 assists) and Bellant’s twenty-four points (10 goals and 14 assists). Zerban leads the team with thirteen goals scored. Bellant has the most game-winning goals on the team with four, and he leads the team in penalty minutes with eighty-four. Defenseman Carson Moniz has the team’s best +/- with a +13.

Philadelphia has scored 118 goals in thirty-four games (fifth most in the league), and they have allowed 76 (fourth best in the league). The Rebels lead the league on the powerplay having converted on 29.9% of their chances, and they are ranked third in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 85.5% of the time.

Billing and Keane have a combined 2.20 goals against average and a .906 save percentage with two shutouts (one each).

Titans defeat Rebels 5 – 4 in OT in seesaw game

Todd Goehring’s goal with 2:51 left in overtime gave the visiting New Jersey Titans a 5 – 4 overtime win over the Rebels in a seesaw game. The Rebels overcame a two-goal deficit in the third, took the lead and then the Titans tied it at four with three seconds left in the game to send it into the extra period.

Tyler Antonucci would give the Titans an early 1 – 0 lead just 5:51 into the game. With play inside New Jersey’s zone and the Titans trying to clear the puck, defenseman Spencer Stanley was able to control a bouncing puck at the top of the near side faceoff circle and passed it up to Gavin Gulash.  Gulash headmanned the puck up to Antonucci who skated in all alone on Rebels netminder Ryan Keane and the Titans defenseman shot the puck through Keane’s five hole for his fifth goal on the season. It was the Titans second shot on goal in the game.

With time winding down in the first period, Rebels defenseman Kolby Vegara would take a shot from the point that was saved by New Jersey goaltender Brandon Perrone. The puck went off Perrone’s right pad and towards the near side boards where it was picked up by Andrew Husted who passed it up to a streaking Matthew Cameron at center ice. Cameron entered the offensive zone but was met by Vegara. Cameron make a nice jump move around Vegara and took a shot that went off Keane’s glove and into the back of the net to give the Titans a 2 – 0 lead with 3:09 left in the first.

The Rebels would cut the lead by one with 12:09 left in the second period. After Perrone made a save on Aaron Maguyon shot from the slot the puck would go into the near side corner where it was retrieved by Ryan Patrick. Patrick would leave a drop pass to Vegara. As the Rebels defenseman started to fall he sent a pass out front where it was redirected by Konur Peterson passed Perrone for his fourth goal on the season.

Austin Martz was called for slashing with 5:45 left in the middle period to give the Titans the extra attacker. After receiving a pass from Jimmy Dowd at the point, New Jersey forward Nick Boyagian would take a shot from the point that went wide of the net where the puck was picked up by Kyler Head at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Head would pass it to Wade Novak who was by the left side of the Rebels net. Novak passed it out front to Head who one-timed it passed Keane to give the Titans back the two-goal lead with 4:58 left in the second period.

The Rebels would cut the lead in half when Andrew Bellant scored his tenth goal on the season with 5:27 into the third period. As New Jersey entered the Rebels zone the loose puck was picked up by newcomer Nicolas Appendino who passed it up to Bellant along the far side boards. Bellant would enter the offensive zone on a two on one with Brandon Stanley. Bellant used Stanley as a decoy and Michigan Tech commit took a wrist shot that beat Perrone short side to make it a 3 – 2 game.

Four minutes later Alex Frye would tie the game at three. With the puck inside the Titans zone, it would come up along the near side boards where it was cut off by Appendino who immediately passed it over to Stanley on his right. Stanley took a shot from the high slot that was saved by Perrone but the rebound was picked up by Frye who backhanded past the fallen Titans’ netminder for his eighth goal on the season.

After a faceoff was won deep inside the Rebels zone by Eric Olson, the puck would come out to Adam Peck who sent a bounce pass off the near side boards to Auggie Moore. Moore would enter the offensive zone and took a wrist shot that beat Perrone high, short-side to give the Rebels a 4 – 3 lead with 4:26 left in the third.

As the third period was coming to a close, the Titans set up for one last play. Eric Manoukian controlled the puck at the top of the far side point. He sent a cross-ice pass over to Goehring who took a slapshot that Keane made a stick save but the deep rebound came out to Head who wristed it pass Keane to tie the game at four with three seconds remaining in regulation.

Play was end to end in the extra period. Then Antonucci started behind his own net and passed the puck up to Novak along the far side boards. As Novak entered the Rebels zone he sent a drop pass back to Goehring at the top of the faceoff circle. Goehring ripped a shot past Keane short side to win the game.

Keane stopped 22 of 27 shots while Perrone turned aside 26 of 30. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels now will embark on a nine-game road swing beginning on Friday with two games against the Johnstown Tomahawks.

Frye named NAHL’s East Division’s second star of the week while Bellant is honorable mention

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week and Rebels forward Alex Frye was named the East Division’s second star of the week while teammate Andrew Bellant was named honorable mentioned.

Frye had a goal and two assists in this past Saturday’s 6- 1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. The Clarkston, MI native has sixteen points (7 goals and 9 assists) on the season. This is the second time this season that Frye received league honors. He was honorable mention for week ending December 3.

Like Frye, Bellant had a goal and two assists in this past Saturday’s win. The Michigan Tech commit has twenty-two points (9 goals and 13 assists) on the season. This is the third time Bellant has been recognized by the league. He was named honorable mention for weeks ending October 8 and December 17.