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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.

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.

Rebels win 5 – 2 to complete weekend sweep over Titans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glynn and Vegara named honorable mention for NAHL East Division weekly awards

The North American Hockey League announced it Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week for weekending January 21 and Rebels forward Jimmy Glynn and defenseman Kolby Vegara were named honorable mention for the East Division.

Glynn scored his first NAHL goal in Saturday’s 4 – 1 win over Johnstown. The Lemont, IL native has six points on the season (1 goal and 5 assists). This is Glynn’s first year of junior hockey.

Vegara had three points (1 goal and 2 assists) during this past weekend, including the Rebels first goal in Saturday’s victory. The Boston, MA native has fifteen points (4 goals and 11 assists) on the season with a +11 +/- ratio.

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.

Bellant’s goal in OT wins it for Rebels

Andrew Bellant’s goal 1:34 into overtime gave the Rebels a thrilling 2 – 1 win over the visiting Johnstown Tomahawks to complete a weekend sweep between the two teams. The victory also gives the Rebels a three-point lead over the second place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights in the East Division.

Unlike the previous night where the game was essentially over after the first period, last night’s match had more of a playoff feel between the two teams. It was very physical; a lot of neutral zone play and excellent goaltending from former Rebel Jack Leavy and current netminder Ryan Keane.

The Tomahawks would draw first blood when Rebels forward Alex Frye was called for slashing at the 8:08 mark of the opening period. After the ensuing faceoff was won by Johnstown, the puck would go to Joe Kile along the near side boards. The Tomahawks’ forward made a spin move to send the puck back to Toby Sengvongxay at the point. Sengvongxay would pass it to Donovan Ott at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Ott would immediately pass it down low to Andy Nedeljkovic. Nedeljkovic made a nice touch pass to Roman Kraemer in the slot and he buried the puck past Keane on a one-timer to give Johnstown a 1 – 0 lead at 8:27 into the first period.

Chase Davidson was called for holding with 4:54 left in the first to put the Rebels on their second power play of the night.

After a save was made by Leavy, the deep rebound would go back to Kolby Vegara at the far side point. Vegara would pass it to Bellant on his left. The Michigan Tech commit then sent a pass to Aaron Maguyon at the top of the faceoff circle. The Egg Harbor Township native stepped up and took a shot that was saved by Leavy but Maguyon picked up his own rebound in the slot and immediately passed the puck to Jensen Zerban at the side of the net and the Air Force Academy commit would put it into the open net to tie the game at one with 3:53 remaining in the first.

Despite being outshot 10 – 2 in the second period, the Tomahawks rode the coattails of Leavy who had to make some key saves to keep the game tied going into the third.

With a lot of center ice play and limited shots between the two teams in the third, the game would go into overtime.

With Ott trying to enter the Rebels zone he was met by Bryant Gunn at the near side blueline as the puck would go behind the Rebels net where it was picked up by Bellant. Bellant would leave it behind for Gunn who then skated up the ice. As Gunn brought the puck passed his own blueline he sent a pass to a streaking Jimmy Glynn along the near side boards. As Glynn got to the top of the faceoff circle he saw Bellant breaking towards the net. Glynn sent a cross-ice pass to Bellant who redirected the puck past a sprawling Leavy to give the Rebels the 2 – 1 win. It was the Rebels’ all-time leading goal scorer his eighth goal on the season.

Keane turned aside 14 of 15 shots he faced while Leavy stopped 29 of 31. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels will travel to New Jersey on Wednesday night to play the Titans at 7:00pm. It will be the Rebels last game before the holiday break.

Valiant comeback falls short as Rebels lose to Titans 5 – 3

Despite being down 4 – 0 with five minutes remaining in the second period, the Philadelphia Rebels were able to cut their deficit to one but were not able to tie it and ultimately ended up losing to the visiting New Jersey Titans 5 – 3.

The powerplay was key for both teams last night with the Titans going 2 for 5 and the Rebels going 2 for 2.

With forward Eric Olson off for hooking at the 14:43 mark of the first period defenseman Carson Moniz was called for a two and ten for checking from behind to give the Titans a 5 on 3 advantage with 4:40 remaining in the first period.

Former Mercer Chief Eric Manoukian made a diving lunge to keep the puck in the Rebels zone as it went off the boards to Hunter Alden who was at the bottom of the near side faceoff circle. Alden passed it out to Tate Singleton in the slot who took a shot that was saved by Rebels goalie Eli Billing but the rebound came out to Alden who lifted the puck passed the fallen goalie to give the Titans a 1 – 0 lead.

The Titans would make it a 2 – 0 game with 2:31 left in the period.

As Alex Frye’s penalty had just expired to make it even strength, he raced to enter the action as Wade Novak had the puck down low to the right of Billing. Novak threw the puck out front where it was redirected by Ryan Wheeler with Billing making the save but Kyle Jeffers picked up the deep rebound and put it past the Rebels netminder for his seventh goal on the season.

Matt Cameron would make it 3 – 0 Titans just 1:43 into the second period.  Tyler Antonucci would bring the puck into the Rebels zone on a 3 on 3. As the Titans defenseman got to the top of the far side faceoff circle he sent a cross-ice pass the was briefly touched by Tate Singleton in the slot. Singleton then passed the puck to Cameron on his left. Cameron would take a backhand shot that went top shelf over Billing for his sixth goal on the season.

Head coach Joe Coombs looked to jump start his team and replaced Billing with Ryan Keane.

Brandon Stanley was called for roughing with 5:19 into the second to put the Titans back on the powerplay for the third time in the game. With time winding down with the extra attacker and the Titans cycling the puck, Manoukian had the puck at the top of the far side faceoff circle and he passed it down low to Antonucci who was to the left of Keane. Antonucci sent a pass across the goalmouth that was inadvertently deflected by a Rebels defenseman past Keane to make it a 4 – 0 with 7:50 in the second.

Titans forward Oliver MacDonald was called for holding with six minutes remaining in the second to put the Rebels on their first powerplay of the evening. Ryan Patrick had the puck down low at the near side faceoff circle. He passed the puck back to Diarmad DiMurro at the point. DiMurro would walk the line to his left and then take a wrist shot that found its way through Stanley’s screen past New Jersey goalie Brandon Perrone to put the Rebels on the board with 4:57 left in the period.

A minute and a half later the Rebels would cut the Titans lead in half.

Hunter Alden was called for tripping to put the Rebels back on the powerplay just thirty-three seconds after the Rebels had scored their first goal.

Aaron Maguyon would cut across the slot with the puck and was met by a Titans’ defender. As Maguyon was falling he past the puck to Dusan Kmec at the top of far side faceoff circle. Kmec passed the puck downlow to Jimmy Glynn who was to the right of Perrone. Glynn threw the puck in the slot that was redirected by Stanley and the puck dribbled past Perrone for Stanley’s seventh goal on the season.

Julian Makary would pull the Rebels within one with 8:28 left in the game.  Makary entered the Titans zone on a 2 on 2 with Adam Peck. Makary skated down low to the right of Perrone. As the Rebels forward skated around the net Makary bounced a shot off Perrone that went between the Titans’ goalie’s legs to make it a 4 – 3 game.

The Titans would then make it a 5 – 3 game. Todd Goehring had the puck at the point and passed it down low Tate MacDonald who tipped the puck on net where Keane redirected to the back of the net. As MacDonald and Moniz went towards the puck, Frye went to pick it up but was he was stripped of it by MacDonald and the Titans forward tucked it in short side to close out the scoring.

Billing and Keane combined to stop 19 of 24 shots while Perrone turned aside 28 of 31. Click here for the box score.

Rebels move into first place with 6 – 3 win over WBS Knights

The Philadelphia Rebels now sit atop the North American Hockey League’s East Division after defeating the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights this afternoon 6 – 3 at the Revolution Ice Centre. Jensen Zerban scored two goals and goalie Ryan Keane had to make several key saves to hold off the Knights.

With the blueline depleted with injuries and sickness, the Rebels played with three new defensemen – one of them being Nick Peck. The Boothwyn, PA native made an immediate impact by scoring his first NAHL goal at 4:58 into the opening period.

With the Knights trying to breakout of their own zone, Peter Zhong intercepted an outlet pass at the top of the blueline. Zhong passed it up to Auggie Moore who skated towards the near side boards. Moore passed the puck back to Peck at the point who took a wrist shot that beat Knights goalie Christian Stover long side to give the Rebels an early 1 – 0 lead.

WBS’ Joseph Verkerke was called for slashing with 7:02 remaining in the period to put the Rebels on the powerplay. Eighteen seconds later Ryan Patrick made it 2 – 0 Rebels.

After Jensen Zerban won the draw at the Knights near side faceoff circle, the puck went back to Andrew Bellant at the point. Bellant sent a pass across to Patrick at the top of the slot and Patrick took a one-timer that beat Stover short side with 6:44 left in the first.

The Rebels weren’t finished scoring in the opening period.

A minute and a half later Zerban would score his first goal of the game. Zerban had the puck down low in the Knights’ far side corner. He passed the puck back to Bellant at the faceoff circle who in turn sent a pass back to Seth Bergeron at the near side point. The rookie from Las Vegas, NV took a shot on net that was saved by Stoever but Patrick picked up the rebound and put a backhander past the Knights fallen goalie to make at a 3 – 0 game with 5:17 left in first.

The Knights then made a goalie change by replacing Stoever with David Tomeo.

After Eric Olson won the draw in the Knights zone, the puck went back to Bergeron at the point. Bergeron sent a pass down to Moore who was at the glove side of Tomeo. The Rebels’ forward skated out and sent a cross-ice pass to another new defenseman Tyler Pohlig. Pohlig took a shot that found its way through a screen and beat Tomeo to give the Rebels a 4 – 0 lead.

Outshooting the Knights 13 – 7 after the first, the Rebels looked to add to their advantage. Jimmy Glynn intercepted a Knights outlet pass in the neutral zone and passed the puck to Aaron Maguyon at the far side blueline. Maguyon entered the offensive zone and sent a drop pass to Glynn. As Glynn skated towards the net he dropped passed the puck to Brandon Stanley who lifted it passed Tomeo into the cage to give the Rebels a 5 – 0 lead just 7:05 into the second.

Then all of a sudden, the momentum of the game dramatically changed.

Rebels defenseman Mark Leach was called for cross-checking at 7:58 to give the Knights the extra attacker. Eleven seconds later the Knights were able to get on the board.

After Keane made a blocker save, the deep rebound came out to Curtis Carlson along the near side boards. Carlson passed the puck down low to Anthony Firriolo. Firriolo immediately passed it out to Justin Engelkes. The puck bounced off of Engelkes skate and went directly to Jake Olmstead who was left all alone in the slot and he put the biscuit behind Keane to make it a 5 – 1 game.

Three and a half minutes later the Knights made it 5 – 2.

Engelkes took a wrister from the far side faceoff dot that was saved by Keane but the puck bounced out of his glove directly to Tyrone Bronte. Bronte passed the puck to Mike Gelatt who was in the goal mouth and he redirected the puck passed Keane for his eighth goal on the season.

The Knights looked to continue to dominate the game going into the third. After Bronte won the draw deep inside the Rebels zone, the puck went back to the top of the near side faceoff circle to Engelkes. Engelkes would take a wrist shot that snuck by Keane short side to make it a 5 – 3 Rebels lead with 11:39 left in the period.

With the Knights continuing the pressure the Rebels, Keane had to keep the Rebels in the game by making several in-close saves.

Zerban would then put the nail in the coffin with his second goal of the game. Pohlig sent an outlet pass up to Bellant at center ice. Bellant skated into the Knights zone on a 2 on 1 with Zerban. Bellant passed the puck to Zerban on his right and Zerban put the puck through Tomeo’s five hole to finish the scoring with 3:38 remaining in regulation.

Zerban had three points in the game. Keane stopped 33 of 36 shots while Stoever and Tomeo combined to turn aside 25 of the 31 shots they faced. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will play each other for two games this upcoming Saturday and Sunday at the Revolution Ice Centre.

Maguyon and Patrick help Rebels rebound with 5 – 2 win over Generals

Forwards Aaron Maguyon and Ryan Patrick each had two goals to lead the visiting Rebels to a 5 – 2 victory over the Northeast Generals. The win enabled the two teams to split the weekend series and remain tied for second place in the East Division with 30 points each.

Patrick put the Rebels on the board first just 1:02 into the game. After the Generals dumped the puck into the neutral zone it was picked up by Rebels defenseman Mark Leech who sent a cross-ice pass to Maguyon. As Maguyon skated to the bottom of the far side faceoff circle he took a shot on net that was redirected by Patrick in the slot past Northeast’s goaltender David Fessenden for his fourth goal on the season.

After controlling most of the play in the opening period, the Rebels were able to close it out on Maguyon’s first goal of the game with thirty-one seconds remaining. Colin McCabe was called for cross-checking with 1:25 left in the first to put the visitors on the powerplay. With time winding down in the period, Brandon Stanley would come out of a scrum with the puck along the near side boards. As he skated towards the net the puck was poked into the slot by a Generals’ defenseman. Dusan Kmec would pick it up and backhand a pass to Maguyon in the slot and the Egg Harbor Township native took a wrist shot that beat Fessenden high glove side to make it a 2 – 0 game.

The Rebels took a 3 – 0 just ten seconds into the second period. After Mack Byers won the opening faceoff, the puck went back to Kmec at his own blueline. The Rebels defenseman would pass it up to Stanley along the boards. As Stanley was hit entering the Northeast zone Auggie Moore picked up the loose puck and passed it to Byers who was at the high slot. Byers would skate in all alone on Fessenden and beat him glove side for his second goal on the season.

Patrick’s second goal of the game would give the Rebels a 4 – 0 lead at 2:23 into the middle stanza. Jimmy Glynn would set up the play behind the Generals net. He passed it up to the top of the far side faceoff circle to Bryant Gunn who immediately passed it over to Jordin Holmes on his right. Holmes sent a pass down low to Maguyon who was to the left of Fessenden. Maguyon sent a touch pass to Patrick in the slot and Patrick took a one-timer that beat Fessenden far side.

Looking to jump start his team, Generals’ head coach Joe Lovell replaced Fessenden with Marko Sturma.

After Northeast’s Joseph Mancuso won the draw deep inside the Rebels zone, the puck came back to Ryan Bogan at the point. Bogan took a slapshot that Rebels goalie Eli Billing made the initial left pad save but the rebound came out to Justin Jallen who backhanded the puck past the fallen Billing to put the Generals on the board 5:44 into the second.

Leech was called for roughing with 5:35 left in the period to give the Generals the extra attacker. The Rebels would dump the puck deep into the Northeast zone where Patrick Harrington would retrieve the puck and sent it up along the far side boards to Mancuso who was at the blueline. Mancuso made a touch pass to Matt Demelis who broke into the zone and skated towards the net. Demelis made a nice move and put the puck between Billing’s legs to cut the deficit in half with 4:47 remaining in the second.

Maguyon would score his second goal (and his fourth point of the game) at 1:09 into the third period. After the Rebels won the defensive zone draw the puck would go deep inside the Generals near side corner where Maguyon would get to the puck first and send it back to Kolby Vegara. Vegara took a clapper that hit the goal post but Maguyon picked up the rebound and put it into the open net to close out the scoring.

Billing turned aside 17 of 19 shots while Fessenden and Sturma combined to stop 25 of 30 shots. Click here for the box score.

Rebels run record to 7 – 0 with 2 -1 victory over Knights

The Philadelphia Rebels beat the visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights last night by a score of 2 – 1 to keep the team undefeated with a 7 – 0 record on the young season. The Rebels are the only unbeaten team in the North American Hockey League.

Coming into the game with a 5 – 1 record, the vastly improved Knights worked tirelessly up and down the ice. They held the Rebels at bay through the first period virtually matching shot for shot with the Rebels having eight in the period while the Knights had seven. Each team had their chances to score but Knights goalie Christian Stoever and Rebels netminder Ryan Keane had to make several point-blank saves to keep the game scoreless after one.

After Knights defenseman Paul Luebke was called holding at the 7:17 mark, the Rebels would draw first blood at 8:37 on a power play goal from Adam Peck. Auggie Moore would bring the puck up along the far side boards and send it down low to Andrew Bellant. Bellant circled back up to the faceoff circle and then made a soft pass back along to the boards where Moore picked up the puck and sent it back into the corner to Peck. Peck would pass the puck back to the circle to Bellant who would pass it back to Carter Woolley at the point. After noticing the passing lanes being blocked up the middle, Woolley sent a pass back to Bellant at the circle. Bellant took a wrist shot that was saved by Stoever but Moore kept digging at the puck which ultimately squirted out to Peck who put it passed Stoever to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 lead.

A bench minor was called on the Rebels at 9:46 of the third period to negate a power play and have each side play four on four hockey. After a deep rebound off of Keane came out to Jimmy Glynn, Glynn would send a cross-ice pass up to Julian Makary, who carried the puck into the offensive zone on a 2 on 3 with Glynn. Makary dumped the puck down into the far side corner where Glynn picked it up and circled around the net. He sent a drop pass to Makary at the goal line who skated to the faceoff circle and sent a cross-ice pass to Diarmad DiMurro. DiMurro would take a wrist shot that beat Stoever high long side to give the Rebels a 2 – 0 lead with 9:38 left in the game.

With 2:05 remaining in regulation, the Knights would make the game interesting. Having pulled Stoever for the extra attacker, Curtis Carleson cut the Rebels lead in half with his third goal on the season. With each team trying to control the puck behind the Rebels net, the puck would be kicked free to Carleson in the far side corner. Carleson would send the puck back to Matt Kidney at the point. Kidney would pass the puck over to Kiryll Ulanov on his right. Ulanov took a shot that was saved by Keane but Carleson picked up the rebound to make it a 2 – 1 game.

The knights would keep Stoever on the bench for the extra attacker but it wasn’t enough as time ran out to end the game. Stoever would stop 35 of the 37 shots he faced while Keane turned aside 22 of 23. Click here for the box score.

The Knights and Rebels will meet again tonight at 7:35pm at the Class of 1923 Arena at the University of Pennsylvania.