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Keane sparkles in Rebels 3 – 1 win over Titans

Goaltender Ryan Keane stopped 28 of 29 shots he faced last night, including several Grade A saves, to lift the Rebels to a 3 – 1 victory over the visiting New Jersey Titans to earn a split of the weekend series.

The Rebels got on the board first with a nifty move from Eric Olson. Olson would bring the puck out from behind the Titans net and passed it back to Kolby Vegara at the point. Vegara took a wrist shot that was saved by New Jersey goalie Brandon Perrone but the puck went into the far side corner where it was picked up by Olson. Olson would drag the puck at the top of the faceoff circle and then turned inward towards the net on his forehand. As Olson cut across the slot he took a wrist shot that went high and beat a fallen Perrone to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 lead with 6:29 left in the opening period.

Diarmad DiMurro was called for tripping with 2:09 remaining in the first to put the Titans on the powerplay. With time winding down in the period and with the extra attacker, New Jersey’s Hunter Alden would set up the play at the top of the near side faceoff circle. He sent a pass back to the top of the point to Tyler Antonucci. Antonucci would pass it to Todd Goehring on his left who was skating along the far side boards. Goehring made a pass to Nick Boyagian at the top of the slot and Boyagian took a one-timer that beat Keane long side to tie the game with twenty-four seconds left in the period.

The Rebels would take the lead for good with 2:18 into the second period. Auggie Moore would keep the puck in the offensive zone and skated towards the far side boards. Moore passed the puck to Adam Peck at the dot who found an open Jordin Holmes at the top of the far side boards. Holmes took a shot that was saved by Perrone but Peck picked up the rebound and tucked it in past Perrone to make a 2 – 1 game. It was Peck’s third goal on the season.

Jensen Zerban would score his sixth goal on the season with 7:12 left in the game. After winning the draw deep inside the Titans zone, Zerban oriented the puck back to Ryan Patrick at the top of the circle. Patrick sent a pass base to Holmes at the point. Holmes simply took a low-line shot that was redirected by Zerban in the slot short side passed Perrone to double the Rebels score.

The win gives Keane a 7 – 1 record on the season. He leads the NAHL with a 1.12 goals against average and .954 save percentage. Perrone turned aside 24 of 27 shots. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will be back at it on Wednesday night at 7:05 at the Class of 1923 Arena.

Ladd backstops Titans to 4 – 2 victory over Rebels

New Jersey goaltender Matt Ladd turned aside 27 of 29 shots he faced to help lead the visiting Titans to a 4 – 2 win over the Philadelphia Rebels.

Playing in their first game in eleven days, the Rebels looked sharp early on. After a Rebels powerplay had just expired, Mack Byers brought the puck into the Titans zone on a 3 on 2. As Byers moved into the offensive zone, he passed the puck to Auggie Moore on his right. Moore took a wrist shot from the top of the faceoff circle that Ladd made a right pad save but the rebound came out to Peter Zhong in the crease. As Zhong was taking a shot he was pulled down from behind. Ladd made the save but the loose puck was picked up by Jordin Holmes in the slot who put it past Ladd to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 lead just 3:12 into the game. It was the Willow Grove, PA native’s first goal as a Rebel.

New Jersey would get on the board with 7:13 left in the first period. Hunter Alden would bring the puck out of his own zone and headmanned it up to Nick Boyagian at center ice. As Boyagian entered the Rebels zone on a 3 on 2, he was held up by defenseman Diarmad DiMurro. As Boyagian was being pushed aside to the outside he sent a pass to the center of slot where it was picked up by Tate MacDonald. MacDonald took a backhand shot that beat Rebels goalie Eli Billing high glove side to tie the game at one.

Andrew Bellant was called for slashing with 5:15 remaining in the opening period to put the Titans on the powerplay. Titan defenseman Ryan Wheeler took a shot from the near side point that was saved by Billing but the rebound came out high and was swatted to the boards by Kolby Vegara. Matthew Cameron would retrieve the puck in the corner and sent it back to Wheeler at the point. As Wheeler was walking the line he took a wrist shot the was deflected by Cameron and past Billing to give the Titans a 2 – 1 with 4:41 left in the period.

After no scoring in the second, the Titans would enter the third period with a 2 – 1 lead. Rebels newcomer Alex Frye was called for head contact with 10:12 left in final period to put New Jersey on the powerplay.

Titans forward Ryan Naumovski took a shot from the far side point that went wide and into the Rebels near side corner. The puck would come up along the boards to defenseman Eric Manoukian. The former Mercer Chief would send a cross-ice pass to Naumovski who took a shot that Billing made a spectacular wind mill glove save but the puck came out of his glove and Austin Husted tapped in the rebound right before the net had become dislodged to give the Titans a 3 – 1 lead with 9:08 remaining in the third.

The Rebels would cut the lead in half with thirty-three seconds remaining in the game.

After New Jersey iced the puck with 35 seconds left, Titans head coach Craig Doremus took a time out to talk to his troops. With Billing pulled for the extra attacker, the faceoff would take place to the left of Ladd. Brandon Stanley would win the draw and slightly tap the puck to his right where it was picked up by Jensen Zerban. Zerban would take a quick wrist shot that beat Ladd high short side to make a 3 – 2 game with 32 seconds remaining.

Unfortunately, it was too little too late as Todd Goehring would score an empty net goal to give the Titans a 4 – 2 win.

Billing stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will play their second of three straight games tomorrow at 6:20pm. It is Skate Night with the Rebels immediately following the game.

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.