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Maguyon scores four in Rebels 6 – 1 win over Johnstown

Forward Aaron Maguyon had a career night as he scored four goals to lead the Rebels to a 6 – 1 win over the visiting Johnstown Tomahawks. The victory snapped a Rebels two game losing streak.

During Sunday night’s game the Tomahawks controlled the play throughout most of the evening. It seemed to start the same way in last night as former Rebels’ defenseman Carter Dwyer put Johnstown up 1 – 0 just twenty-nine seconds into the first period. After the opening face, the puck went back into the Tomahawks zone. Johnstown defenseman Chris Trouba went to set up the play by head manning the puck to a forward but it went too far into the Rebels zone where netminder Ryan Keane played the puck up along the far side boards. Ben Schmidling intercepted the puck and sent it back to the point to Trouba who took a shot on net that was gloved by Keane but he couldn’t control the rebound. Schmidling picked up the loose puck by the side of the net and found a wide-open Dwyer in the slot who took a wrister that beat Keane to give the visitors a quick lead.

Maguyon would tie the game at one at 7:45 into the first. After bringing the puck into the offensive zone, the Egg Harbor Township, NJ native went to take a shot that was blocked by Tomahawks’ defenseman Reagan Wortz but the puck slid back to the far side point to Kolby Vegara. Vegara took a wrist shot that was saved by Jack Leavy but the rebound came out to Maguyon who picked up the rebound and deposited the biscuit into the open net for his second goal on the season.

The Rebels would take the lead for good with 7:28 remaining in the first. Justin Smith intercepted a Tomahawks clearing pass at center ice and passed the puck to his right to Jonathan Bendorf. Bendorf would send a cross-ice pass back to Jensen Zerban at the faceoff circle. Zerban took a one-timer that missed the net but Bendorf picked up the puck from the backdoor and put it behind Leavy to put the Rebels up 2 – 1. It was Bendorf’s fourth goal on the season, and it was the Rebels first lead of the weekend.

Diarmad DiMurro would close out the scoring in the opening period with his third goal on the season. As Johnstown’s forward Joe Kile tried to bring the puck out of his own zone he was stripped of it by Adam Peck at the point. As Peck skated to the faceoff circle he dropped passed the puck to DiMurro. DiMurro would cut across the goal mouth and fake out Leavy and put the puck into the back of the net with 4:38 remaining in the first.

Maguyon then would commence with his natural hat trick just 1:08 into the second period.  As he broke out of his own zone, Maguyon would pass the puck up to newcomer Jordin Holmes. The Willow Grove, PA native would bring the puck up along the near side boards and take a shot at the top of the faceoff circle. Leavy made the save but a hard charging Maguyon followed up on the play and picked up the rebound and slid the puck past his ex-teammate to give the Rebels a 4 – 1 lead.

Trouba was called for tripping at 7:09 into the period to put the home team on the powerplay. As the Rebels were setting up the play in the offensive zone, Bendorf would start the play by passing the puck to DiMurro at the top of the point. DiMurro would pass it over to Maguyon at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Maguyon took a wrist shot that handcuffed Leavy and beat him glove side to make it a 5 – 1 game.

Playing 4 on 4 hockey, Zerban took the puck away from Trouba along the near side boards. The puck would come back to Holmes who pushed it to Maguyon as he skated towards the top of the faceoff circle. Maguyon would skate towards the top of the slot and then take a wrist shot that beat Leavy glove side to complete the natural hat trick and his fourth goal of the game with 7:26 left in the game.

Leavy turned aside 32 of 38 of shots while Keane stopped 19 of 20. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels now have a small break in the schedule. They won’t play their next game until Friday, November 10 against the New Jersey Titans but they will then play eight games in seventeen days.

Leavy’s strong debut helps Tomahawks beat Rebels 3 – 1

Former Rebels goalie Jack Leavy was very impressive in Johnstown Tomahawks debut as the visitor’s road his coattails to down the Philadelphia Rebels 3 – 1.

After being traded from the Rebels to the Minnesota Wilderness, Leavy was picked up this week by the Tomahawks. As fate would have it, his first game was against his old team with whom he has six shutouts last season. Leavy had to make several key saves, including a few point-blank, to keep the Tomahawks in the game.

Johnstown’s Cade Groton would score his first of two goals on the night at the 12:13 mark of the opening period. After the Tomahawks’ won the draw deep inside the Rebels far side faceoff circle, Johnstown’s Ben Schmidling would pick up the loose puck and took a shot that just missed the post and went behind the Rebels net where Groton retrieved it. Groton sent the puck up along the boards where teammate Brendan White picked it up and immediately sent it into the corner where a scrum ensued. Groton would exit the scrum with the puck and skated behind the Rebels net and scored on a wrap-around that beat Eli Billing to give the visitors a 1 – 0 lead.

With time winding down in the period, Roman Kraemer picked up a rebound behind the Rebels net after a shot went wide. Kraemer tried a wraparound but the puck went out to the top of the faceoff circle to Chris Trouba. Trouba would take a slapshot that went wide but was picked up behind the net by Samuel Solensky. Solensky kicked the puck into the nearside corner to Kraemer. Kraemer would pass it back to the point to Chase Davidson who took a wrist shot that found its way through a screen that beat Billing high-glove side to make it a 2 – 0 with 2:42 left in the first.

After outshooting the Rebels 14 – 9 after the first period, the Tomahawks would go up 3 – 0 with 6:36 into the second period. Rebels defenseman Christian Juliana would bring the puck up along the near side boards and was knocked off if by Brendan White. White would make a cross-ice pass to Groton. Groton would enter the Rebels zone and took a wrist shot that beat Billing long side for his second goal of the game.

After some fisticuffs between Andrew Bellant and Johnstown’s Andrew Andary, the Rebels would go on the powerplay when Andary was called for a five-minute major. With time winding down with the extra attacker, Adam Peck won the draw deep inside the Johnstown zone. The puck would come behind him where it was controlled by Jonathan Bendorf who immediately sent the biscuit back to Justin Smith at the point. Smith took a shot that beat Leavy through a screen to make it 3 – 1 with 3:46 left in the second.

The Rebels would dominate the third period outshooting Johnstown 14 – 6 but Leavy made a few grade A saves to preserve the lead.

Billing stopped 19 of 22 shots while Leavy turned aside 35 of 36. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will be back at it tonight at 7:00pm.

Bendorf’s three points help Rebels remain unbeaten with 5 – 3 win over Generals

Jonathan Bendorf’s three-point game helped lead the Philadelphia Rebels to a 5 – 3 victory over the visiting Northeast Generals to keep the Rebels undefeated with an 11 – 0 record on the season.

You missed a lot of the first period if you blinked. The Rebels got off to an extremely fast start just 2:08 into the game when Bendorf received a nice feed from Carter Woolley and took a wrist shot that beat Generals goalie Marko Sturma to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 lead.

Five minutes later Bendorf beat Sturma again on an unassisted goal to give the Rebels a 2 – 0. It was Bendorf’s third goal on the season.

Then one minute later at the 8:23 mark of the opening period the Rebels went up 3 – 0. Aaron Maguyon was working the play downlow when he sent a pass to the top of the near side faceoff circle to Bryant Gunn. Gunn took a shot that was redirected by Zerban in the slot that went passed Sturma for his fourth goal on the season. Northeast then changed goalies replacing Sturma with David Fessenden. Sturma had allowed three goals on eight shots.

Twenty-five seconds later Generals defenseman Patrick Harrington was called for a delay of game putting the Rebels on their first power play of the evening. With time winding down with the extra attacker, Ryan Patrick won the draw deep inside the Generals zone and the puck went back to the point to Carson Moniz. Moniz would pass the puck to the top of the near side faceoff circle to Andrew Bellant who immediately passed the biscuit downlow to Maguyon. Maugyon would pass it back to Moniz at the point who immediately sent a pass over to Bendorf on his right. Bendorf would pass it to Patrick at the top of the slot and Patrick took a wrist shot that was saved by Fessenden but Bellant picked up the rebound and put it in the net to give the Rebels a 4 – 0.

Despite being down 4 – 0 just ten minutes into the game, the Generals didn’t give up. Justin Jallen would score the visitor’s first goal of the game with 4:24 left in the first period. Rebels defenseman Ivan Komarovskii retrieved the puck deep inside his own zone after the Generals had dumped it in for a line change. Komarovskii would bring the puck behind his own net and sent an ill-advised pass up along the far side boards where it was intercepted by Luke Perunovich at the point. Perunovich sent a pass to Harrington who was behind the Rebels goalline. Harrington made a nice pass to a wide open Jallen in the slot and beat Rebels goalie Eli Billing to make it a 4 – 1 game.

The Generals would cut the Rebels lead in half with 1:08 left in the period. Louis Boudon would bring the puck inside the Rebels zone and would skate around the Rebels net. As he circled the net Boudon would throw a pass back to the point to Harrington. Harrington sent a pass back to the end boards to Anthony Quatieri who immediately sent a touch pass to Boudon in the slot. Boudon took a wrist shot that dribbled through Billing’s legs and into the net to make it a 4 – 2 game.

The Generals would make it a one goal game just 2:29 into the second period. Northeast had dumped the puck into the Rebels zone where it was picked up by Komarovskii. The Moscow native sent a pass behind his own net to Kolby Vegara. Vegara started to skate the puck up the far side boards and went to pass the puck to Bellant at the point but it was intercepted by Alex Cohen and the Generals forward skated in all alone on Billing and beat him high, glove side to make it a 4 – 3 game.

Then play started to even out for the rest of the second period. As the third period began the Rebels completely shut down the Generals preventing them from having any shots in the final stanza.

The Rebels would close out the scoring with 6:47 left in regulation. Bendorf skated hard after the puck once it was dumped deep inside the Generals zone where he was met by Matthew Wiesner. Wiesner went to skate behind his own net but he was buried by Eric Olson. Olson would pick up the puck and send it back to Vegara at the point. Vegara would take a shot on net that was saved by Fessenden but Auggie Moore picked up the rebound to make it a 5 – 3 game.

The win puts the Rebels two points behind the Generals for first place with five games in hand.

Billing stopped 13 of 15 shots while Sturma and Fessenden combined to turn aside 29 of 34 shots. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels now have week off and won’t play their next game until Wednesday, October 25 at 2:30pm when they visit the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights.

Rebels remain unbeaten with 5 – 2 win over Tomahawks

The Rebels used a balanced scoring attack to give them a 5 – 2 win over the visiting Johnstown Tomahawks last night. The victory gives the Rebels a perfect 6 – 0 record on the young season. They are the only undefeated team in the North American Hockey League.

Former Rebel Carter Dwyer helped his old team in the very beginning of the game when he took a slashing penalty at 4:41 into the opening period. The Rebels were having good puck movement on the powerplay but were unable to get any shots on net due to Johnstown’s defense. Then the puck went back to Diarmad DiMurro at the near side point. As he started to walk the blueline to his right he passed the puck back to Jensen Zerban, who promptly passed it downlow to Aaron Maguyon at the bottom of the faceoff circle. Maguyon found a wide open DiMurro at the top of the slot and he took a wrist shot that beat Tomahawks’ goalie Vinnie Purpurra blocker side to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 lead at 5:43 into the opening period.

A little over four minutes later Adam Peck would give the Rebels a 2 – 0. After Rebels goalie Eli Billing made a nice back-door pass save to keep the Tomahawks off the board, the rebound came out to Julian Makary who skated up the far side boards. Makary sent a cross-ice pass to a streaking Jimmy Glynn along the near side boards. As Glynn skated to the faceoff dot he passed the puck to Makary in the slot. Makary took a shot the was saved by Purpurra but Peck picked up the loose puck and put it behind Purpurra for his first goal of the season.

Despite being outshot 12 – 7 after one period of play, the Rebels entered the second period with a two-goal lead. After a battle in the corner the puck skirted out to Carter Woolley who promptly passed it back to Justin Smith as the far side point. Smith crossed the puck over to DiMurro who took a shot that blocked in front of the net. Mack Byers picked up the rebound and passed the puck back to the slot to a breaking Smith who took a snapshot that beat Purpurra long side to give the Rebels a 3 – 0 lead at 6:33 into the middle period. It was Smith’s first-ever NAHL goal.

Jonathan Bendorf would make it a 4 – 0 game with 9:23 left in the second. Zerban would bring the puck up along the far side boards and cut across to center ice as he entered the offensive zone. He took a shot that was saved by Purpurra but Bendorf tapped in the rebound for his first goal as a Rebel.

Johnstown’s Chase Davidson was called for holding with 5:19 left in the second. Thirty-four seconds later Woolley would make it a 5 – 0 game. With Johnstown looking to clear the puck it was blocked by Peck and the puck went to Auggie Moore along the far side boards. Moore passed the puck back to DiMurro at the point. DiMurro started to move closer into the offensive zone where he saw an open Woolley at the top of the near side faceoff circle. Woolley stepped up and took a snipe of a shot that beat Johnstown’s Jake Faulkner short side for the Rebels second power play goal of the game.

The Tomahawks would make it 5 – 1 just 34 seconds later, and they added their second goal with three minutes remaining to finish the game’s scoring.

Billing would stop 25 of 27 shots while Purpurra and Faulkner would combine to stop 21 of 26 shots. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels will be home this upcoming weekend playing a total of three games, two against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights and one against the New Jersey Titans.