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Rebels sweep the Knights for the third time this season

Over the weekend, the Rebels visited the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights in Pittston, PA. The team have not lost to the Knights yet this season. Wilkes-Barre had their five-game win streak snapped prior to this past weekend when they lost to the Generals 6–3. The Knights came into the weekend holding a playoff spot as they were in fourth place (11-16-1) in the East Division. The Rebels on the other hand are in second place (15-9-2-1) in the division and top ten in the league.

On Friday, there was a goal scored each period resulting in a 2–1 final. It started off in favor of the good guys with Alex Roy recording his second goal of the season after he scored on the power play. The Rebels went into the locker room after the first with a 1–0 lead. Almost seven minutes into the middle period, the Knights answered back with one of their own power-play goals, as they had a 5-on-3 man-advantage. The Rebels knew they had to come out aggressive once the puck was dropped to start the third and they did exactly that. Alex Frye scored just 3:32 into the period giving the Rebels the lead once again. The score would remain 2–1 Rebels when the horn sounded, giving them their fifth straight win over the Knights and the opportunity to sweep them for a third time the next day. Ryan Keane played phenomenal between the pipes, stopping 28 shots and recording his fifth-straight win. As for his counterpart Samuel Vyletelka, he is still searching for his first win in net (0–9).

The following day these two teams met for a matinee game. The Rebels started Keane again, as for the Knights they decided to go with the UMD commit Zach Stejskal (11-8-1). The Knights came out strong once the puck was dropped by scoring the first goal and giving them their first lead of the weekend. The score would remain 1–0 Knights until there was under a minute to go in the second period. Jake Felker redirected the puck in front and it went right past Stejskal, the score was tied 1–1 after 40 minutes of play. The third period was very back and forth as neither team could gain an edge. With 16:04 gone in the final period of regulation, Jim Glynn finally broke the tie to give the Rebels their first lead of the game. Also, with Glynn scoring he now has the longest point-streak this season at 10 and is one game away from tying the franchise record set by Ben Greiner back in 2013-2014 as a member of the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees. Greiner accumulated 14 points during his 11-game point streak, Glynn is currently sitting at 13.

With time winding down and their hopes of beating Jamestown for the first time this season fading, the Knights pulled Stejskal to give them an extra attacker. It would not pay off for them though as Alex Frye scored on the empty net giving the Rebels a 3–1 victory. The Knights are the only team in the East to have not beaten Jamestown. With the sweep, Keane is now on a six-game win streak and currently sits fifth in the league for GAA with a 1.89. Also, the Rebels are currently on a 10-game road point streak which started back on October 19th, making it the second longest in the league.

The Rebels are back on a winning streak and only have the Black Bears in their path before everyone can go home for the Holidays. This Friday marks the half-way point of the season for the Rebels and with a record of 17-9-2-1 (37PTS) they are sitting comfortable in second place. The Black Bears are coming to Jamestown with an overall record of 10-16-3-2 (25PTS) putting them in fourth place. The last time the Black Bears came to Jamestown it did not end well for them as they got swept and set two records for the Rebels this season. The first one was the most goals the Rebels have scored in a game after they won 7–1. The very next day they hit another milestone as Noah West recorded the team’s first shutout of the season by a final of 4–0. With Christmas right around the corner, the Rebels hope to deliver two gifts to the Black Bears this weekend in the form of losses.

Rebels blank Generals 5 – 0 and advance to division final series

The Philadelphia Rebels used a balanced scoring attack and relentless backchecking and forechecking en route to a 5 – 0 win over the visiting Northeast Generals in the fifth and deciding game of the Robertson Cup’s divisional semi-final series.

The Rebels now advance to the divisional final series against the winner of the New Jersey Titans and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights series that will be decided later today.

Brandon Stanley would give the Rebels an early 1 – 0 lead just 6:12 into the opening period. It ultimately would be the game winning goal.

After Northeast’s goalie David Fessenden stopped a backhanded shot from Eric Olson, the Generals’ Jeff Skinner picked up the rebound and went to clear the puck around the near side boards but it was intercepted by Bryant Gunn at the point. The Rebels defenseman took a wrist shot that Fessenden was unable to catch and Adam Peck tried to poke in the rebound but Fessenden made another pad save. The rebound, however, came right out to Stanley, who was positioned at the top of the crease, and he tapped in the loose puck behind Fessenden for his third goal of the playoffs.

The Rebels second goal was arguably one of the prettiest on the season.

After Jensen Zerban won the draw deep inside his own zone, the puck would come out to Aaron Maguyon who skated through center ice. As Maguyon got to the top of the far side faceoff circle, he stopped and made a drop pass to Zerban. The Air Force Academy commit sent a sensational cross-ice pass to a wide-open Carson Moniz in the slot and Moniz redirected the puck into open net to double the Rebels lead at 8:33 of the second period.

With Northeast pressuring in the Rebels zone, Peck would clear the puck into center ice where it was picked up by the Generals’ Colin Bilek. As the West Point commit went to pass the puck over to his defensive partner Ryan Rowland on this right, it was intercepted by Stanley who carried the puck into the near side corner. After battling for the biscuit, Stanley would send a short pass up to Peck along the boards. Peck would look to his left and he found an open Jimmy Glynn in the slot. Glynn would move to his left and backhanded the puck up high and past Fessenden into the net to give the Rebels a 3 – 0 lead with 7:55 remaining in the game.

Eighteen seconds later, the Generals’ Matthew Wiesner was called for head contact and received a game misconduct which resulted in a five-minute powerplay for the Rebels.

Slightly less then two minutes later, Zerban would score his third goal of the playoffs.

Moniz was behind his own red line and he sent a long outlet pass to Stanley along the near side boards. As Stanley gained the offensive zone line, he skated towards the net on a two-on-one with Maguyon. Stanley went to pass it over to Maguyon but Rowland blocked it with his stick. The puck would bounce off Rowland’s blade and came right out to a trailing Zerban who wristed it by Fessenden to give the Rebels a 4 – 0 lead.

Gunn would score an empty netter with twenty-four seconds remaining to make it a 5 – 0 game.

Rebels goalie Ryan Keane, who stood tall throughout the game, stopped all nineteen shots he faced while Fessenden turned aside 28 of 32. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels now will face the game five winner between the Titans and the Knights, which will be played later today at 5:00pm at Middletown’s Ice World. The Rebels will be the home team for the divisional final series which will begin either Thursday, April 26 or Friday, April 27.

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.

Rebels announce 2017-18 year-end award winners

During last night’s billet/fan appreciation night the Rebels announce their year-end award winners for the 2017-18 season, which was selected by the coaching staff. The winners are:

Ryan Patrick - Most Valuable Player

Ryan Patrick - Most Valuable Player

Aaron Maguyon - Best Offensive Player

Aaron Maguyon - Best Offensive Player

Kolby Vegara - Best Defensive Player

Kolby Vegara - Best Defensive Player

Jimmy Glynn - Rookie of the Year

Jimmy Glynn - Rookie of the Year

Seth Bergeron - Most Improved Player

Seth Bergeron - Most Improved Player

Eric Olson - Hardest Working Player

Eric Olson - Hardest Working Player

Rebels lose 4 – 3 to Generals in shootout

The Northeast Generals defeated the Philadelphia Rebels 4 – 3 in a shootout last night which enabled the visitors from Massachusetts to take two out of three games this weekend between the two teams. It was the Rebels fourth loss in their last five games.

The Rebels would open the scoring on Ryan Patrick’s twentieth goal on the season.

Konur Peterson picked up the loose puck behind the Generals net and passed it back to Patrick along the far side boards. Patrick immediately sent a touch pass back to Diarmad DiMurro who in turn sent it over to Carson Moniz on his left. Moniz stepped up and took a snapshot the was saved by Generals netminder Marko Sturma but the rebound came right out to Patrick who put it past Sturma to give the Rebels the 1- 0 with 6:09 into the opening period.

Three minutes later Austin Martz would score his first goal of the season.

Aaron Maguyon would gain the line and send the puck into the Generals zone where it was picked up by Jimmy Glynn behind Northeast’s net. As Glynn started to skate towards the faceoff circle he passed the puck up to Martz. The Shaler, PA native turned and took a high wrister that beat Sturma short side to give the Rebels a 2 – 0 lead.

Sturma was replaced by David Fessenden after allowing two goals on four shots.

The Generals would cut the Rebels lead in half with 9:14 into the second period. Adam Cohen had the puck down low to the right side of Eli Billing. Cohen passed it out to Ryan Rowland in the slot and Rowland took a shot that was saved by Billing but the rebound went to the end boards. Sviatoslov Kuchynski would pick up the loose puck at the goal line and take a sharp angle shot that went off Billing’s blocker and into the back of the net to make it a 2 – 1 game.

Twenty-eight seconds later the Generals would tie the game.

After Martz picked up the puck in the neutral zone he went to dump the puck into the offensive zone for a line change but the puck bounced off a Northeast player onto Trent Harsma’s stick. Harsma skated in all along on a breakaway towards Billing. As Harsma got to the top of the crease he made a spin move and tucked the puck long side past Billing to make 2 – 2.

With 8:24 left in the middle period Northeast’s forward Brian Chambers was called for checking from behind to put the Rebels on the powerplay. Eight seconds later Brandon Stanley put the Rebels back in front.

After the ensuing faceoff was won by Jensen Zerban, the puck went back to DiMurro at the near side point. DiMurro would pass it over to Kolby Vegara on his left and Vegara took a slapshot that was saved by Fessenden but the rebound came loose and Stanley shot it past Fessenden for his eighteenth goal on the season.

As time was winding down in the third, Northeast forward Matt Demelis took a sharp angle shot that was saved by Billing. As the puck bounced off his pads, Vegara dove to push the puck towards the boards but it went back to the nearside blueline to Joseph Nagle. The Generals defenseman would pass it up to Demelis at the top of the faceoff circle and he looked to his right and found Brady Gaudette breaking towards the net. Gaudette took a wrist shot that beat Billing glove side to tie the game with 5:16 left in the third.

After regulation ended, the two teams played a scoreless overtime period to send the game to a shootout. Generals defenseman Ryan Bogan would score the only goal in the shootout to give Northeast the 4 – 3 win.

Billing would turn aside 25 of 28 shots while Sturma and Fessenden stopped 39 of 42. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels will close out their last home game of the regular season on Wednesday at 3:05pm against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights.

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.

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.

Patrick named East Division’s second star of the week; Glynn is honorable mention

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending February 25 and Rebels captain Ryan Patrick was named the East Division’s second star of the week while teammate Jimmy Glynn was honorable mention.

Patrick had five points (2 goals and 3 assists) in three games this past week, including a four-point game (1 goal and 3 assists) in Saturday night’s 4 – 0 win over the New Jersey Titans. The Morgantown, WV native is third on the team in total points with thirty-five (17 goals and 18 assists). He is currently participating in the league’s Top Prospects Tournament. This is the fifth time this season that Patrick has recognized by the league. He was honorable mention for forward of the month for January and he was honorable mention for star of the week for February 4, January 7 and November 19.

Glynn had two points (both goals) in three games. Both of his goals came in this past Friday night’s game against the Titans. The 2000 birth year from Lemont, IL has eleven points on the season (6 goals and 5 assists). This is the second time Glynn was selected honorable mention. The first time was week ending January 21.

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.

Powerplay propels Rebels to 3 – 2 victory over Generals

The Rebels entered last night’s game with the best powerplay unit in the North American Hockey League. The home team took advantage of that ranking by scoring two, second period powerplay goals which propelled them to a 3 – 2 victory over the visiting Northeast Generals.

The Rebels would open the scoring early in the second period on Jimmy Glynn’s fourth goal on the season.  After he intercepted a pass at center ice, Glynn lost an edge as he entered the Generals zone. As he was falling down, Glynn was able to leave a drop pass to Peter Zhong who started to skate towards the far side boards. As Zhong skated around the faceoff circle he sent a pass out front to Glynn who redirected the puck pass Northeast goalie David Fessenden to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 lead just 2:31 into the period.

The Generals would tie it a minute and sixteen seconds later on Matt Demelis’ eleventh goal on the season. After Demelis won the draw deep inside the Rebels zone, the puck would go back to Brain Chambers at the point. Chambers would keep it in the zone and send it up along the near side boards to Shawn Montgomery, who threw the puck out front and Demelis redirected it passed Eli Billing to make it a 1 – 1 game.

Northeast’s Sviatoslov Kuchynski received a major penalty for head contact at 8:57 of the second to give the Rebels the extra attacker. After Aaron Maguyon won the draw inside the Generals zone, the puck would go back to Kolby Vegara at the point. Looking to set up the play, Vegara and Diarmad DiMurro would send return passes to each other then Vegara sent the puck over to Maguyon on his left. Maguyon took a snap shot that was redirected by Brandon Stanley outfront passed Fessenden to give the Rebels a 2 – 1 lead with 10:40 left in the second.

Since Kuchynski was still serving his major penalty, the Rebels kept the extra attacker. Louis Boudon would compound the Generals problems when he took a slashing penalty to give the Rebels a two-man advantage.  With time winding down on both penalties, Eric Olson would win the draw inside the Generals zone. The puck would go back to Vegara at the far side point. Vegara would pass it over to DiMurro on his right. As Vegara started to skate towards the near side boards, DiMurro passed the puck down low to Ryan Patrick. The Rebels captain would pass the puck back to Vegara and the defenseman took a one-timer that beat Fessenden to give the Rebels a 3 – 1 lead with 6:32 left in the period.

With 4:10 left in the period, Olson was called for checking-from-behind. Colin Bilek would keep the puck in the offensive zone and pass it over to Boudon on his right. Boudon took a slapshot that was saved by Billing but the rebound came right out to Mike Egan who tucked the puck in behind Billing to make it a 3 – 2 game with 3:30 left in the second period.

The Rebels had additional chances in the third to expand their lead but Fessenden make several key saves to keep the Generals within one goal.

Billing would turn aside thirteen of fifteen shots while Fessenden stops 32 of 35. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels next home game will be a Monday matinee game beginning at 4:20pm against the New Jersey Titans.