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Rebels close out regular season with 3 – 1 win over Tomahawks

The visiting Philadelphia Rebels defeated Johnstown last night 3 – 1 to complete a weekend sweep over the Tomahawks and close out the regular season for both teams. The win was the Rebels 41st on the season, tied for second most in the North American Hockey League.

The Rebels finished the regular season winning three straight games and four out of their last five.

Before the game started, both teams joined in unison on the blueline to pay tribute to the fifteen people who died and more than fourteen injured Friday night in a bus crash carrying the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

After the emotional ceremonies had ended, the Tomahawks took an early lead just 4:17 into the first period on Ben Schmidling’s sixteenth goal on the season.

Johnstown’s defenseman Andrew Quetell would intercept an errant Rebels pass out in front of his own net and skate the puck towards center ice and pass it over to Carson Briere on his left. Briere made a cross-ice pass to Schmidling who circled down low and took a sharp angle shot that beat Rebels goalie Eli Billing long side to give the Tomahawks the 1 – 0 lead.

Despite being outshot 13 – 3 and only down by one goal after the first period, the Rebels tied the game just forty-seven seconds into the second period.

Seth Bergeron would win the battle for the puck along the near side boards and send a touch pass to Eric Olson to his right. Olson passed it up to Adam Peck who raced through center ice. As Peck gained the line, he skated towards his right and wristed a shot on goal that went through the five hole of Tomahawks goalie Jack Leavy to tie the game at one. It was Peck’s fourteenth goal on the season.

Schmidling was called for cross checking at 7:20 of the middle stanza to give the Rebels the man advantage.

After Alex Frye took a shot on net that went wide of the net, the puck came up along the near side boards where it was picked up by Auggie Moore. The Edina, MN native would pass it over to Frye at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Frye sent the puck down low to Ryan Patrick who was to the left of Leavy. Patrick passed it out front to Moore who beat a fallen Leavy glove side to give the Rebels a 2 – 1 lead.

Patrick would score an empty net goal with two seconds remaining in the game to give the Rebels the 3 – 1 win.

Billing turned aside 34 of 35 shots while Leavy stopped 18 of 20. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels now will turn their attention to the post season which begins next weekend when the Northeast Generals visit for games one and two of the best of five Robertson Cup divisional semi-final series.

Patrick scores as time expires to give Rebels a 3 – 2 win over Tomahawks

Ryan Patrick scored right before the siren went off to end the game to give the visiting Philadelphia Rebels a 3 – 2 win over the Johnstown Tomahawks. It was the Rebels 40th win on the season.

Tender Aaron Bohlinger scored his first NAHL career goal just 2:09 into the first period to give the Rebels the early lead.

After Jimmy Glynn fought off Tomahawks’ defenseman Chase Davidson for the loose puck, Glynn sent a pass along the end boards to Patrick in the near side corner. Patrick sent a touch pass back to Bohlinger at the point and the Walden, NY native took a wrist shot on goal that found its way through a screen and past former Rebel Jack Leavy short side to make it 1 – 0.

Bohlinger was called for holding at 8:10 into the opening period to give the Tomahawks the man advantage.

After Bryant Gunn cleared the puck into the Tomahawks zone, Leavy set up the play to the right of his own net for Toby Sengvongxay. The Johnstown defenseman skated out of his own zone to center ice where he circled and found Roman Kraemer on his right. Kraemer would enter the offensive zone and skated around Rebels defenseman Tyler Pohlig and in on Ryan Keane and Kraemer beat the Rebels netminder down low to tie the game at one at the 8:41 mark.

Auggie Moore would give the Rebels the lead again with 6: 34 left in the first.

Chase Hamstad would pick up the loose puck at center ice after it went off the skate of Tomahawks’ forward Joe Kile. Hamstad would skate along the far side boards into the offensive zone and towards the net. As he started to circle the net, Hamstad left the puck to the right side of Leavy and Moore jammed the puck short sided past Leavy for his twelfth goal on the season.

The Tomahawks would tie it at 4:06 into the second period on Kraemer’s second goal of the game.

With time winding down on coincidental penalties, Sam Solensky picked up the loose puck at center ice and passed it over to Kraemer on his left, who entered the offensive zone on a 3 on 2. As soon as Kraemer crossed the blue line, he sent a drop pass to Solensky who immediately sent a return pass back to Kraemer. Kraemer would skate behind the Rebels net and scored on a wraparound to even the score.

Tomahawks’ forward Christian Gorscak was called for tripping with 1:51 left in the game to put the Rebels on the powerplay.

With ten seconds left in regulation, Patrick had the puck at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Looking to set up the play, he passed it over to Nico Appendino back at the point. Appendino sent the puck to Alex Frye at the near side faceoff dot. Frye took a slapshot that was saved by Leavy but Patrick was there to jam in the rebound past Leavy to give the Rebels the win as the buzzer started to sound.

Keane stopped 18 of 20 shots while Leavy turned aside 31 of 34. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will finish out the regular season tonight starting at 7:05pm at the War Memorial.

Frye and Peterson lead Rebels to 7 – 1 rout of Knights

Alex Frye and Konur Peterson each had two goals and an assist to lead the Rebels to a 7 – 1 rout over the visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. It was the Rebels last regular season home game.

This game was very different from all of the others. It was a continuation of the January 12 contest that was suspended due to fog. The game picked up at the 11:34 mark of the first period with the Rebels leading 2 – 0 on goals from Peterson and Frye.

Just 2:46 into the reconvened game Peterson would score his second goal of the contest. Auggie Moore gained the line at center ice and dumped the puck to the end boards where it was picked up by Frye who had beat out Knights netminder Christian Stoever for the loose puck. Frye would send the puck up along the near side boards where it was picked up by Noah Finstrom who immediately pass the puck to Peterson on his right. Peterson would skate towards the faceoff circle and took a wrist shot that beat Stoever glove side to make it a 3 – 0 game with 9:06 left in the first.

After Jensen Zerban won the draw deep inside his own zone, the puck would go into the far side corner where it was picked up by Knights forward Justin Engelkes who passed it back to Joseph Verkeke at the point. Verkeke took a snapshot that was redirected out front by Tryone Bronte past Ryan Keane to make it a 3 – 1 game with 7:57 left in the period.

Two minutes later Frye would score his second goal of the game. Finstrom would pick up the loose puck at center ice and send it towards the far side boards where Moore would battle Anthony Firriolo for the puck. Firriolo would send the biscuit behind his own net where it was intercepted by Frye. The Clakson, MI native would try a wrap around that was saved by Stoever but Frye picked up his own rebound and put it past Stoever to give the Rebels a 4 – 1 lead.

With 4:30 left in the first, Knights forward Gabe Temple was called for tripping to give the Rebels the man advantage.

Knights defenseman Curtis Carlson would bring the puck behind his own net to set up the play but Zerban stripped him off the puck and sent it back Aaron Maguyon at the top of the faceoff circle. Maguyon would pass it back to Kolby Vegara at the point. Vegara would start to walk the line towards his right and took a shot that was saved by Stoever but Zerban was there to pick up the rebound and put it into the open net to give the Rebels a 5 – 1 lead with 3:33 left in the first.

Finstrom would pick up his first NAHL goal of the season 2:53 into the second to make it a 6 – 1 game, and Carson Moniz would score his eleventh goal on the season to make it a 7 – 1 game.

Keane stopped 25 of 26 shots while Stoever turned aside 29 of 36. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels will close out the regular season this weekend when they travel to Johnstown to play the Tomahawks for two games. The first game of the divisional semi-final series will be played on Friday, April 13 at 7:05pm.

Moniz and Moore named honorable mention for NAHL’s weekly awards

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending March 18 and Rebels defenseman Carson Moniz and forward Auggie Moore were named honorable mention for the East Division.

Moniz had five points this past weekend (2 goals and 3 assists). Both of his goals game in Thursday’s 7 – 3 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. Moniz is seventh on the team in total points with twenty-five (9 goals and 16 assists). He is the top point leader among the team’s defensemen. He has a team high +15 +/- ratio.

This is the third time Moniz has received recognition from the league. He was named honorable mention for the East Division’s player of the week for week ending March 4, and he was named the East Division’s Star of the Week for week ending January 7.

Moore had four points (2 goals and 2 assists) this past weekend. He had a goal in Friday night’s 7 – 3 win and had another goal in yesterday’s game against the New Jersey Titans. The Edina, MN native has twenty-three points (11 goals and 12 assists) on the season. This is the first time this season that Moore has received recognition from the league.

Titans comeback to down Rebels 5 – 3

The visiting New Jersey Titans scored four unanswered goals to comeback and defeat the Philadelphia Rebels 5 – 3 this afternoon. Tate Singleton and Zachary Faremouth each had a pair of goals for the Titans.

It was the final meeting between these two teams during the regular season in which the Rebels won nine of sixteen games but only outscored the Titans by one (43 – 42).

With 8:54 left in the first, Rebels forward Alex Frye was called for interference to give the Titans the man advantage. In a beautifully executed play, Tyler Antonucci had the puck at the top of the point. He passed it over to Singleton on his right who immediately sent a cross-ice pass over to Ryan Naumovski. Naumovski would pass it down low to Matthew Cameron who sent the puck through the goalmouth to Singleton who one-timed it past Rebels netminder Ryan Keane to give the Titans a 1 – 0 with 8:06 remaining in the opening period.

The Rebels would tie it on Eric Olson’s ninth goal on the season.

Kolby Vegara would retrieve the puck behind his own net and send it up to Chase Hamstad at the point. Hamstad would bring the puck into the neutral zone and pass it over to Auggie Moore on his right. Moore would bring the puck into the Titans zone and reverse at the near side faceoff dot. He waited and then found Olson skate towards the slot. Moore fed Olson with a crisp pass and Olson one-timed it past Titans goalie Matthew Ladd to make it a 1 – 1 game with 2:19 left in the opening period.

The Rebels would take the lead with 1:54 into the second period. Bryant Gunn would glove down the puck at center ice and rush into the offensive zone. Gunn would cut across the goalmouth and take a shot that Ladd saved but Moore picked up the rebound and hit the back of the net to make it 2 – 1 Rebels.

Philadelphia would take a two-goal lead with 7:27 into the middle stanza. The Titans would dump the puck deep inside the Rebels zone where it was retrieved by Nico Appendino behind the net. Appendino would pass it to Carson Moniz on his right. Moniz sent an oulet pass that went off of Jimmy Glynn’s stick and went directly to Luke Radetic skating up the near side boards. Radetic would cut across the slot and take a shot that was saved by Ladd but Radetic picked up his own rebound and put it past Ladd to make it 3 – 1 Rebels.

Two minutes later the Titans would begin their comeback.

Brandon Stanley was called for roughing at 7:46 into the second. With time winding down with the man advantage, Singleton would score his second goal of the game.

After the Titans won the draw in the Rebels zone, the puck would wrap around the end boards up to Antonucci who passed it down low to Cameron who sent an immediate return pass back to Antonucci. The Titans defenseman would skate towards the net and pass it down low back to Cameron who sent a  backdoor pass across the slot to Singleton who one-timed it past Keane to cut the Rebels lead in half.

With 6:36 remaining in the period Faremouth would knot the game at three.

Titans’ Hunter Alden would pick up the puck in his own zone and send a bounce pass off the far side boards up to Singleton who outraced Gunn for the puck which glided into the Rebels zone. Singleton would send a backdoor pass to Faremouth who redirected the puck past Keane to tie the game.

As the time passed the halfway point in the third, Radetic sent a stretch pass from his own blueline into the Titans zone where Stanley went to pick it up. Stanley would out hustle Antonucci for the puck and he cut across the goalmouth but Ladd made the save and the puck went into the corner where it was picked up by Singleton who would bring the puck all the way down into the Rebels zone. Singleton would pass it back to Faremouth along the far side boards and he then sent the puck back to Antonucci at the point. Antonucci would send it down low to Singleton who took a sharp angle shot the was blocked out in front but the rebound came out to Faremouth who buried it past Keane to give the Titans a 4 – 3 lead with 9:10 left in the game.

With 3:42 remaining in the third, the Rebels look to tie it when Aaron Maguyon intercepted the puck at the top of the Titans zone and walked in all alone on Ladd. Maguyon took a shot that Ladd saved with his blocker but the deep rebound came up the far side boards to Holden Biebel. The Titans defenseman sent a stretch pass to Naumovski who skated in on a breakaway and beat Keane glove side to close out the scoring.

Keane stopped 23 of 28 shots while Ladd turned aside 25 of 28. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels are off until Thursday, March 29 when they will begin a three-game series with the Northeast Generals at the bunker. The Rebels have six games remaining in the regular season.

Knights win 4 – 2 and repel Rebels comeback

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights held off a Rebels third period rally to win 4 – 2 in the last regular season game between the two teams this year at the Revolution Ice Centre. The loss also prevented Philadelphia from clinching their third straight East Division championship.

The Rebels controlled the play for most of the first period having outshot the Knights 13 – 4. Then with 6:35 remaining WBS forward Mike Gelatt gave the Knights a 1 – 0 lead with only their fifth shot on goal in the period.

After a long line shift Michael Morrissey would dump the puck into the Rebels zone where goalie Eli Billing went to play the puck behind his own net despite being pressured. Billing would send a hurried pass behind him to Bryant Gunn who was fought off by Jack Olmstead. Olmstead looked up and found Morrissey wide open in the slot and he one-timed it passed Billing to make it a 1 – 0 game.

The Knights would take a 2 – 0 with forty-one seconds left in the period.

Nico Appendino would skate up the puck up the ice and tried to send a stretch pass to Eric Olson but it went too far and it was picked up by Knights defenseman Thomas Farrell at the near side boards. He passed it up to Tyrone Bronte who skated into the Rebels zone without being challenged. Bronte would skate around the Rebels net and he beat Billing with a wraparound goal for his eleventh on the season.

Just forty-one seconds into the second period Jensen Zerban was called for slashing to put the Rebels on the penalty kill. Fifteen seconds later Olson cut the Knights lead in half.

After the Knights won the ensuing draw inside the Rebels zone, Blake Kryska picked up the puck and started to skate down low to set up the play. He went to pass the puck back to Farrell at the point but it was intercepted by Olson. Olson would skate down the ice and enter the Knights zone on a two-on-one with Auggie Moore. Olson would move slightly towards his right and took a wrist shot that beat Christian Stoever down low to make it a 2 – 1 game. It was the Rebels fourth shorthanded goal on the season.

The Knights would take a two-goal lead again with 7:12 into the third.

With the teams battling behind the Knights net the puck would skirt out to WBS defenseman Shay Donovan who would passed it up along the near side boards to Lincoln Hatten. Hatten would send a bounce pass off the boards to himself and he entered the offensive zone on a two-on-one with Reed Robinson on his left. As Hatten skated to the top of the circle, he sent a cross-ice pass to Robinson who redirected the puck into a wide-open net for his nineteenth goal on the season.

Knights forward Gabe Temple was called for elbowing with 7:23 left in third to give the Rebels the man advantage. A minute later Zerban would cut the Knights lead in half.

With Aaron Maguyon battling for the puck along the near side boards it was picked up by Zerban who sent it back to Diarmad DiMurro at the point. DiMurro would pass it over to Carson Moniz who skated towards the net and took a shot that was saved by Stoever but the deep rebound came right back to Maguyon. The Egg Harbor Twp native took a shot that was blocked out in front but the puck came right out to Zerban who put it past the fallen Knights netminder to make it a 3 – 2 game with 6:24 remaining.

Fifteen seconds later the Rebels had a chance to tie it.

After Chase Hamstad won the draw deep inside the Knights zone, Ryan Patrick picked up the puck down low and started to skate around the far side faceoff circle. The Rebels captain found Noah Finstrom wide open in the slot and the rookie took a shot that hit the post and the visitors were denied from tying the game.

The Knights would add an empty net goal to close out the scoring.

Billing stopped 33 of 36 shots he faced while Stoever turned aside 37 of 39. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels and New Jersey Titans will play an afternoon game tomorrow at the Class of 1923 Arena with a 3:05pm puck drop. Should the Knights beat the Titans tonight or the Rebels beat the Titans tomorrow the Rebels will win their third straight regular season East Division championship.

Four goal first leads Rebels to 7 – 3 win over Knights

The Rebels scored four goals in the first period en route to a 7 – 3 road win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. With the victory, the Rebels are now two points shy of clinching their third straight regular season East Division championship.

Aaron Maguyon and Carson Moniz each had two goals and Diarmad DiMurro had three points (all assists) in the contest.

Brandon Stanley got the Rebels on the board first just 1:13 into the game for his sixteenth goal on the season.

Knights defenseman Anthony Firriolo would dump the puck into the Rebels near side corner where it was retrieved by Seth Bergeron who wrapped it along the boards up to Jimmy Glynn. Glynn would enter the Knights zone along the far side boards and passed the puck to Stanley in the high slot. Stanley took a wrister that beat WBS goalie David Tomeo high stick side to make it a 1- 0 game.

Bergeron was called for tripping at the 5:28 mark of the opening period to give the Knights the extra attacker. Thirty-nine seconds later the Knights would tie the game.

Knights forward Michael Morrissey would bring the puck up along the far side boards into the Rebels zone. As he skated to the top of the circle he reversed and send the puck back to Thomas Ferrall at the point. Ferrall sent a return pass to Morrissey at the circle and the Bethlehem, PA native took a shot that was saved by Rebels goalie Ryan Keane but the rebound came right out to Blake Kryska who redirected it past Keane to even the score at one.

WBS forward Lincoln Hatten was called for slashing at 6:24 to put the Rebels on the powerplay. Entering today’s game, the Rebels led the league with the extra attacker converting 31% of their chances. Moniz would give the Rebels the lead and their first of three man-advantage goals.

Nico Appendino would set up the play at the top of the far side blue line. He would pass the puck to Moniz on his left. Moniz would send a cross-ice pass over to Ryan Patrick at the top of the circle. Patrick would pass it down low to Alex Frye who was to the left of Tomeo. Frye would start to skate forward, turned and took a shot that Tomeo saved with his blocker but a huge rebound came out to Moniz who took a snapshot that beat Tomeo short side to give the Rebels a 2 – 1 lead.

A little over two minutes later Maguyon would make it a 3 – 1 game with his first goal of the game.

After Jensen Zerban won the draw deep inside the Knights zone the puck would go back to Moniz at the far side point. Moniz would pass it up to Patrick at the top of the circle. The Rebels captain took a shot that Maguyon redirected out front passed Tomeo for his twenty-first goal on the season.

The Rebels would make it a 4 – 1 game with 8:31 in the first on Auggie Moore’s tenth goal on the season.

Eric Olson won the draw in the Knights and the puck went to the near side boards where it was picked up by Moore. The Edina, MN native looked up and shot the puck that found its way through a screen past Tomeo long side to give the Rebels a three-goal lead.

The Knights would cut the Rebels lead in half with 5:20 left in the opening period.

Curtis Carlson would intercept the puck at center ice and dump it towards the end boards where it was picked up by Lincoln Hatten. Hatten would bounce the puck off the end boards to Carlson who was to the left of Keane. Carlson took a sharp angle shot that was save by Keane but the rebound came right back to Carslon who lifted it past Keane short-side to make it a 4 – 2 game.

Although the Rebels entered the second period with a 4 – 2 lead, the Knight applied a full assault. They outshot the Rebels 19 – 8 in the middle period but two of the Rebels shots found their way to the back of the net.

Luke Robinson was called for holding with 6:03 into the second. Nineteen seconds later the Rebels would score their second powerplay goal on the evening.

As the Knights tried to clear the puck it was kept in the zone by DiMurro at the far side point. He would pass it up to Zerban at the top of the faceoff circle. Zerban would pass it down to Maguyon who at the bottom of the circle. Maguyon started to skate around the circle and as he cut to the faceoff dot he took a sharp angle shot that beat Tomeo to make it 5 – 2 Rebels for Maguyon’s second goal of the game.

Tomeo was then pulled in favor of Christian Stoever.

Affiliate player Chase Hamstad would score his first junior goal of his career to give the Rebels a 6 – 2 lead with 4:57 left in the second.

Bryant Gunn would send the puck into the Knights zone where Hamstad picked up the puck in the Knights zone along the far side boards. The rookie took a sharp angle shot that was saved by Stoever and the rebound bounced high off the end boards and came out to DiMurro at the near side circle. DiMurro took a snap shot the was redirected by Hamstad at the top of the crease past Stoever to give the Rebels a commanding four goal lead.

The Knights and Rebels would exchange goals in the third. Carlson would score his second goal of the game to make it 6 – 3 but Moniz scored with a one second left in the game to close out the scoring at 7 – 3.

Keane turned aside 42 of 45 shots while Tomeo and Stoever combined to save 28 of 35 shots they faced. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will be back at it tomorrow night at 7:30pm at the Revolution Ice Center. Should the Rebels win it will be the first time in team history that they clinched a regular season division championship on the road.

Perrone steals game for Titans in 4 – 2 win over Rebels

Sometimes a goalie is called upon to steal a game for his team during the season. And last night Brandon Perrone did just that. Having to make several key saves throughout, Perrone stopped 20 of 22 shots he faced to backstop the visiting New Jersey Titans to a 4 – 2 win over the Rebels.

Perrone entered last night’s game possessing a 2.66 goals against average and .923 save percentage in seven contests against the Rebels this season.  The first period alone Perrone made the difference.

The Rebels outplayed the Titans in the first period outshooting them 10 – 4 but Perrone had to make several point blank saves to keep the game scoreless entering the second period.

The Titans would get on the board first with 5:29 in the middle stanza on Kyler Head’s fifth goal on the season. Hunter Alden would bring the puck out of his own zone and through center ice into the Rebels zone. As he crossed the blueline he was knocked off the puck by Alex Frye. While falling, Alden sent a short touch pass to Kyle Jeffers, who spun around and left a drop pass to Head. As Head skated to the top of the slot he rifled a wrist shot that beat Rebels goalie Eli Billing high glove side to give the Titans a 1 – 0 lead.

It was the first time in over 85 minutes that Billing had allowed a goal.

Exactly one minute after the Titans had broken the ice they would double their lead. Billing would make a point blank save off of Spencer Stanley but Stanley picked up his own rebound and went behind the Rebels net. As he tried to pass the puck around the far side boards it hit the referee and bounced onto the stick of Nick Boyagian. Boyagain would make a quick turnaround move at the top of the faceoff circle and took a shot that hit the far post and bounced into the net past Billing to make it 2 – 0 Titans.

The Titans would make it 3 – 0 with 9:17 left in the second. Andrew Husted would pick up the puck deep inside his zone and pass it up to Justin Bofshever on his right. As Bofshever entered the neutral zone he sent a cross-ice pass to Chris Garbe. The Titans forward took a long, low shot that Billing had to make a left pad save but the rebound came out directly to Bofshever who put it past the Rebels fallen netminder for his second goal on the season.

Tate Singleton took down Rebels defenseman Seth Bergeron to give the Rebels their second man advantage of the game. Diarmad DiMurro would set up the play with the puck at the top of the far side point. DiMurro passed it up to Auggie Moore at the top of the faceoff circle and passed it down low to Jimmy Glynn who was to the right of Perrone. Glynn took a sharp angle shot that hit the far side post and bounce in the net to make it a 3 – 1 game with 7:19 left in the period.

The Rebels would start the third period on the powerplay after Singleton was assessed a holding penalty as time ran out in the second.

It was Glynn again who would cut the Titans lead in half. Glynn would bring the puck into the Titans zone along the near side boards. He sent a saucer pass over to Frye who took a wrister that Perrone had to make a right-pad save but the rebound came directly out to Glynn who put the puck into the back of the net just 1:04 into the final period for his sixth goal on the season.

The Rebels valiant comeback would fall short as Gavin Gulash scored an empty net goal with twenty-six seconds remaining to seal the victory.

Billing, who made a critical glove save which prevented the Rebels from going down 4 – 0, stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced. Click here for the box score.

These two teams will be back at it tonight for the second game of the home-and-home series at Middletown’s Ice World.

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.

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).