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Comeback falls short as Rebels now trail Knights two games to none in divisional final series.

Despite a valiant comeback, the Philadelphia Rebels were unable to overcome a three-goal deficit and ended up losing 5 – 4 to the visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. The Rebels now find themselves on the brink of elimination trailing two games to none in this best-of-five Robertson Cup divisional final series.

Rookie Jimmy Glynn scored his second goal of the playoffs to give the Rebels an early 1 – 0 lead.

While the Rebels were on a line change, forward Konur Peterson did an outstanding job to keep the puck moving behind the Knights net as he waited for help. After battling for the puck in the offensive zone’s far side corner, Peterson would skate around the Knights net and take a sharp angle shot that was saved by WBS goaltender Christian Stoever but the rebound came right out to Glynn who tucked in the rebound to give the Rebels the lead just 4:12 into the first period.

The Knights would even the score with 8:37 left in the period.

After the Knights won the draw deep inside the Rebels zone, the puck would go back to the near side point to Luke Robinson. The Knights defensemen took a shot that was saved by goaltender Eli Billing but the rebound went up high and bounced to the top of the faceoff circle to Billing’s right.  Blake Kryska would tap the puck up to Matt Kidney in the far side corner. Kidney sent a centering pass to Jake Olmstead who took a backhand shot that went wide of the net. Olmstead picked up his own rebound and started to skate around the Rebels with the puck on his backhand. Olmstead turned and took a shot on his forehand that beat Billing low, short side to tie the game at one.

Three minutes later the Knights would take the lead.

Defenseman Joseph Verkerke would bring the puck out of his own zone and make a centering pass to Lincoln Hatten. As soon as Hatten entered the offensive zone, he passed the puck over to Curtis Carlson on his left. As Carlson went to cut across the goalmouth, Billing went to poke check the puck. As soon as Billing’s stick touched the puck, the biscuit bounced backwards and hit the left post and went into the net to give the Knights a 2 – 1 lead with 5:41 left in the first period.

As time was winding down in the opening period, Brandon Stanley would score the first of his two goals on the night to tie the game at two.

After Alex Frye won the draw in the offensive zone, Stanley would send the puck back to Carson Moniz at the point. Moniz sent a bounce pass up along the near side boards and the puck went behind the Knights net where it was picked up by Stanley. As Stanley battled for the biscuit, he sent a short pass to Luke Radetic who tried to jam the puck past Stoever but the rebound came out to Frye. The Rebels forward swiped at it and Stoever made another save but he was unable to control the rebound and Stanley knocked it in to make it 2 – 2 with twenty-six seconds left in the first period.

The Knights then scored three, second period goals to take a commanding lead.

WBS defenseman Adrian Danchenko sent a clearing pass high off the glass that was picked up by Tyrone Bronte. The Knights forward would enter the offensive zone on a two-on-one with Jeffrey Bertrand. As Bronte gained the line, he passed the puck to Bertrand on his left. Bertrand took a wrist shot that went through Billing’s five hole to give the Knights a 3 – 2 lead with 10:04 to go in the period.

Two and a half minutes later the Knights would double their lead.

As Kryska went to clear the zone, the puck was intercepted by Kolby Vegara at the near side point. Vegara would turn to send the puck deeper into the Knights zone but it was picked off by Bronte. The WBS forward would enter the Rebels zone on a three-on-three. Bronte would take a shot that was blocked by Vegara but Bronte followed up on his own rebound and wristed the biscuit past Billing to give the Knights a 4 – 2 lead.

Shortly after the Knights scored their fourth goal Billing was replaced by Ryan Keane.

Olmstead would score his second goal of the night with one-minute left in the period to give the Knights a 5 – 2 lead.

Kidney would gain the line alone the far side blueline and take a shot that was blocked by Seth Bergeron as Moniz picked up the loose puck and send it up along the glass where it was knocked down by Michael Morrissey. The Knights forward passed the puck back to Kidney in the corner who immediately sent it to a breaking Olmstead who took a shot that beat Keane long side to give the Knights a three-goal lead going into the third.

Although the lead looked insurmountable going into the final period, the Rebels had other plans.

Bronte would clear the puck where it was picked up by Diarmad DiMurro as center ice. The Rebels defenseman would send it back to Stanley at his own blueline. Stanley then passed it up Radetic along the near side boards. Radetic would circle back and made a nice saucer pass to a breaking Stanley across center ice. As Stanley skated towards the top of the circle, he took a wrist shot that beat Stoever long side to cut the Knights lead to two with 4:05 into the third.

Aaron Maguyon would cut the Knights lead in half on a great individual effort.

After Kyrska picked up the puck in his own zone he went to clear the biscuit but it was intercepted by Ryan Patrick at the top of the near side faceoff circle. As the Rebels captain went to play it he was met by Luke Robinson. Patrick turned to shield the puck from Robinson and passed it down low to Maguyon. As Maguyon went to skate towards the goalmouth, he was inadvertently tripped by Stoever who stuck out his stick to prevent a pass out front. As Maguyon started to fall he turned to his left and slipped the puck through Stoever’s five hole to make it 5 – 4 with eight minutes left in the game.

Despite intense pressure for the remainder of the game, the Rebels were unable to tie it.

Billing and Keane combined to stop 24 of 29 shots while Stoever turned aside 30 of 34. Click here for the box score.

The series now shifts to the Revolution Ice Centre where the Rebels have to win two to bring the fifth and deciding game back to IceWorks on Friday, May 4.

Divisional Semi-Final games 3 and 4 preview: series moves to Attleboro tied at one game apiece

The Robertson Cup divisional semi-final series moves to Attleboro tied at one game apiece between the Philadelphia Rebels and Northeast Generals. Game three will be played tonight and game four will be played on Thursday with both games starting at 7:00pm.

The Generals won game one 3 – 0 on a 24 save performance by Northeast goaltender David Fessenden. It was the Generals first-ever playoff win. Excluding last year’s Robertson Cup finals since it was an elimination game, Friday night’s loss was only the second time in team history that the Rebels had lost an opening round game (the other game was a 2 – 1 loss to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the Robertson Cup semi-finals). It also was the second time the Rebels had been shutout in the playoffs (3 – 0 loss to Fairbanks) excluding the finals.

The Rebels came out and dominated game two winning 5 – 1 on the strength of four, first period goals, including two from Konur Peterson.

If history holds true, then a game five will be played on Saturday night at 7:05pm. The last nine games (including the playoffs) between these two teams the Rebels have won every other contest. Philadelphia did, however, win five of eight games at the New England Sports Village by a combined score of 34 – 20.

The Generals have received a goal from four different players: Jeff Skinner, Michael Higgins, Matthew Wiesner and Matt Demelis, and they have ten players who have tallied a point respectively in this series. Northeast is 0 for 9 on the powerplay so far.  Fessdenden had to be replaced by Marko Sturma just twenty-six seconds into the second period. Despite Friday night’s shutout, Fessenden has a 7.50 goals against average and a .871 save percentage. Sturma stopped all twelve shots he faced.

The Rebels have received goals from Peterson (two), Jensen Zerban, Eric Olson and Brandon Stanley. In all, a total of nine Rebels have a point respectively. Defensemen Nico Appendino and Carson Moniz each have two points (both assists). The Rebels so far are 2 for 4 (50%) on the powerplay. Ryan Keane has played in both games and he as a 2.00 goals against average and a .911 save percentage.

Peterson’s two goals lift Rebels to 5 – 1 rout of Generals to even series

Forward Konur Peterson scored two goals to help propel the Rebels to a 5 – 1 rout over the visiting Northeast Generals to even the Robertson Cup divisional semi-final series at one game apiece.

In arguably their best game of the season, the Rebels dominated the game from the initial drop of the puck until the siren sounded to end the game.

After having to postpone Saturday night’s game due to poor ice conditions at the Class of 1923 Arena, the two teams played at the Rebels original home rink for two years at the IceWorks skating complex.

The Rebels would take an early 1 – 0 lead on Peterson’s first goal of the game.

Diarmad DiMurro would dump the puck deep in the offensive zone where was it picked up by Northeast defenseman Joseph Nagle behind his own net. As Nagle started to skate up along the end board he sent a return pass to Luke Perunovich who was to the left of Generals goalie David Fessenden.  Nagle went to make a cross-ice centering pass but it was intercepted by Alex Frey who immediately took a shot that was saved by Fessenden but the puck trickled through his legs and Peterson tapped it into an open net to make it a 1 – 0 game just 3:11 into the first period.

The Generals would tie it just 4:13 later.

Perunovich would bring the puck out of his own end through center ice. As he entered the Rebels zone he was taken off the puck by Bryant Gunn. As Gunn went to break up the ice he lost an edge and Matt Demelis would strip him of the puck. Demelis would deke around Rebels goalie Ryan Keane’s glove side and backhanded the biscuit into the back of the net to make it a 1 – 1 game.

After Frye was called for high sticking at the 9:14 mark, Northeast forward Alex Cohen was called for slashing a minute and a half later to make it 4 on 4 hockey. When Frye’s penalty expired, the Rebels had their first powerplay of the post season.

Jensen Zerban would take a shot from the top of the near side faceoff circle that was block by a Northeast defender and DiMurro would pick up the loose puck and send it back to Kolby Vegara at the point. Vegara took a snapshot that was saved by Fessenden but the rebound came out to Zerban who was to the right of Fessenden and Zerban drilled it past the fallen Generals netminder to put the Rebels back on top with 7:26 left in the first period.

Thirty-one seconds later Peterson would give the Rebels a two-goal lead.

Peterson would dump the puck around the Generals end board where Fessenden came out to intercept it. Fessenden would send a bounce pass high off the boards but Carson Moniz gloved it down and passed it over to Nico Appendino on his left. Appendino took a clapper that was redirected by Peterson out front and passed Fessenden to make it a 3 – 1 game.

With 1:23 left in the opening period, Matthew Wiesner was called for tripping to put the Rebels back on the powerplay. Eric Olson would make it 4 – 1 Rebels with seventeen seconds remaining in the first.

After Frye won the draw deep inside the Generals zone, the puck would go back to Moniz at the point. Moniz would pass it over to Appendino who walked the line towards his right and passed to Ryan Patrick at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Patrick took a shot that was saved by Fessenden but Olson tapped in the rebound to give the Rebels a 4 – 1 lead.

Brandon Stanley would finish the scoring just twenty-six seconds into the second period.

As the Generals tried to bring the puck through the neutral zone, a Northeast defender was stripped of the puck by Stanley who raced down the near side boards. As Stanley skated towards the faceoff dot he took a wrist shot that beat Fessenden long side to make it a 5 – 1 game. Fessenden was pulled for Marko Sturma.

Keane, who was very sharp, stopped 24 of 25 shots while Fessenden and Sturma combined to turn aside 22 of 27. Click here for the box score.

The series now moves to the New England Sports Village where games three and four will be played on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Rebels down Generals 6 – 2 to end three game skid

The Philadelphia Rebels scored four unanswered goals in the third period en route to a 6 – 2 victory over the visiting Northeast Generals to end the team’s first ever three-game losing streak.

Despite being outshot in the first period 11 – 7, the Generals got on the board first with twenty seconds left in the opening period on Matt Demelis’ sixteenth goal on the season.

As the period was winding down, Northeast’s defenseman Michael Higgins would pick up the loose puck in his own zone and bring it up along the near side boards. After gaining the line and entering the offensive zone, he would take the puck near the Rebels net. Higgins would try and center the puck out into the slot but it blocked by Nico Appendino. Higgins would pick it up and pass it out to the top of the far side circle to Demelis who took a shot that was deflected out in front passed Rebels netminder Ryan Keane to give the Generals a 1 – 0 lead going into intermission.

The Rebels would tie the game on Chase Hamstad’s second goal of the season.  As the puck went to the far side boards, Hamstad would pick up the biscuit and skate behind the Generals net and pass it back to Diarmad DiMurro at the point. DiMurro would take a sharp angle shot that was blocked out in front and Hamstad picked up the rebound and knocked it past Northeast’s goalie David Fessenden to knot the game at one with 2:25 into the second period.

The Rebels would take the lead with 3:04 left in the second. Northeast would dump the puck into the Rebels zone where it was picked up by DiMurro at his own blueline. DiMurro would pass it up to Hamstad at the red line and the White Bear Lake, MN native sent a nice touch-pass to a streaking Jensen Zerban. The Air Force Academy commit would enter the offensive zone on a two-on-one with Aaron Maguyon. As Zerban skated to the top of the circle he passed the puck to Maguyon on his right and Maguyon took a wrister that beat Fessenden glove side to make it a 2 – 1 game.

The Generals would tie it just forty-five seconds into the final period.

As the Generals dumped the puck into the Rebels zone, defenseman Seth Bergeron went into the corner to puck up the loose puck but fell awkwardly into the boards. The puck would start to roll behind the Rebels net where Northeast’s forward Jeff Skinner was able to fight off Eric Olson for the puck. Skinner would skate towards the far side circle and found a breaking Alex Cohen in the slot. Cohen one-timed it passed Keane for his tenth goal on the season to make it a 2 – 2 game.

Maguyon’s second goal of the game at 5:37 into the third would give the Rebels the lead for good.

Appendino would keep the puck in the offensive zone after Skinner attempted to clear the puck. Appendino would look to his right and pass it over to Kolby Vegara. The University of Massachusetts commit would pass it up to Ryan Patrick at the top of the slot. Patrick would make backhanded pass to Maguyon who wristed the puck by Fessenden to give the Rebels a 3 – 2 lead.

At the 8:41 mark the Rebels went on their fourth powerplay of the evening after Northeast’s forward Brendan White lost his helmet. Instead of immediately going to the bench, White continued to play and was called for illegal equipment.

As time was winding down with the extra attacker, Maguyon was at the top of the slot and took a shot that was saved by Fessenden but the rebound came out to Zerban. The speedy forward took a sharp angle shot that saved by Fessenden but the rebound came out to Brandon Stanley who put the puck past the fallen netminder to give the Rebels a 4 – 2 lead with 9:51 left in the game.

Alex Frye would give the Rebels a 5 – 2 lead on a beautiful setup from Bergeron and Carson Moniz.

Konur Peterson would close out the scoring with two minutes left on the game for the Rebels second powerplay goal of the game.

Keane stopped 13 of 15 shots while Fessenden turned aside 36 of 42. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will close out the three-game series tonight on Billet/Fan appreciation night. All fans who attend the game will receive a free deck of Rebels trading cards.

Team effort leads Rebels to 3 – 0 win over WBS Knights

A complete team effort, particularly in the second and third periods, enabled the Rebels to defeat the visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights 3 – 0. Goaltender Ryan Keane stopped all twenty-four shots he faced to earn his second shutout on the season.

After a sluggish first period, the Rebels started the second strong and got the game’s ultimately game winning goal from an unlikely source: Peter Zhong.

Zhong, who is a great team player, scored his first goal on the season just 4:06 into the middle stanza. Alex Frye would battle along the boards and pass the puck out to Konur Peterson in slot. The Mount Horeb, WI native took a shot that was saved by Knights goaltender Christian Stoever but Zhong was out front to pick up the rebound and put it past Stoever to make it a 1 – 0 game.

The Rebels entered the game possessing the league’s best powerplay at almost 30% conversion ratio. It increased to 30.4% afterwards because their next two goals came with the man advantage.

Knights defenseman Luke Robinson was called for holding with 9:11 left in the second. Forty-one seconds later Aaron Maguyon would score his twentieth goal on the season. Kolby Vegara would set up the play from the point and passed it down low to Jensen Zerban. The Air Force Academy sent a pass to Maguyon in the slot who took a wrister that beat Stoever to double the Rebels lead.

After outshooting the Knights 31 – 19 going into the third, captain Ryan Patrick put the icing on the cake with his eighteenth goal on the season with 9:11 left in the game.

As time was winding down in Knights’ forward Mike Gelatt’s holding penalty, Nicolas Appendino would keep the puck in the zone and look to his right and found Patrick in slot and the Captain who beat Stoever to close out the scoring.

It was the Rebels sixth shutout on the season and fifth between Keane and Eli Billing. Stoever, who kept the Knights in the game, turned aside 39 of 42 shots. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will close out this weekend tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.

Maguyon’s hat trick helps Rebels rout Generals 8 – 1

Aaron Maguyon’s second hat trick on the second along with Konur Peterson’s two goals helped the visiting Philadelphia Rebels rout the Northeast Generals last night 8 – 1.

With 9:05 into the opening period, Northeast’s Louis Boudon was called for interference to give Philadelphia the extra attacker. Diarmad DiMurro had the puck at the top of the point and took a shot on net that was deflected up high by a Generals defender. The puck floated to the ice in front of Northeast goalie Marko Sturma as Maguyon and Brandon Stanley were out front in the slot. Maguyon would tap the puck back to Andrew Bellant who skated across the goalmouth and backhanded the puck past Sturma to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 lead with 9:44 left in the first period. It was Bellant’s eleventh goal on the season.

Two minutes later Peterson would score his first goal of the game.

Peter Zhong would bring the puck out of the Rebels zone and passed it up to Peterson along the far side boards as he entered the Generals zone. Peterson would chip the puck off the boards where it was picked up by Alex Frye who immediately sent a return pass to Peterson who was down low and he took a wrister that beat Sturma to give the Rebels a 2 – 0 lead.

The Rebels would go up 3 – 0 on Maguyon’s first goal of the night with 3:20 remaining in the first period. Ryan Patrick had the puck on the goal line to the left of Sturma. The team captain passed the puck to Jensen Zerban in the corner. Zerban found Maguyon open in the slot and Maguyon one-timed it past Sturman for his fourteenth goal on the season.

Northeast’s Joseph Nagle was called for tripping at the 17:35 mark of the first to give the Rebels the extra attacker. The man advantage lasted all of five seconds. Exactly one minute after Maguyon scored his first goal of the game he would go onto score his second.

Zerban would win the draw deep inside the Generals zone. The puck would go back to DiMurro at the point. DiMurro passed the puck back up to Zerban at the top of the faceoff circle. Zerban sent the puck down low to Maguyon who was to the right of Sturma. Maguyon skated up from the goal line, made a semi-circle and took a wrist shot that beat Sturma to give the Rebels a 4 – 0 lead with 2:20 left in the first period.

Stanley was called for roughing after the whistle just 1:47 into the second period to give the Generals the man advantage. After the puck came out of the offensive zone, Northeast’s Colin Bilek would reenter it along the far side boards. Bilek passed it across to Matthew Wiesner who started to skate down low. Wiesner turned and passed the puck back to Boudon at the top of the faceoff circle. Boudon took a shot that was saved by Rebels goalie Ryan Keane but the rebound came out to Wiesner who tucked it home to make it a 4 – 1 game at 3:44 into the period.

Maguyon’s third straight goal of the game ensured that there would be no repeat of Thursday morning’s game.

Sixteen seconds after Wiesner scored his seventeenth goal on the season, teammate Matthew Rutigliano was called for tripping to give the Rebels the extra attacker. This powerplay goal took the Rebels a second longer to score than the last one.

DiMurro started to walk the blueline with the puck and he passed it back to Zerban at the far side point. Zerban passed it down low to Maguyon. The Egg Harbor Twp. native was looking for Stanley at the top of the crease but the puck was redirected back to DiMurro in the slot. DiMurro immediately passed it back to Maguyon who redirected the puck off his backhand past new Generals’ goalie David Fessenden to make it a 5 – 1 game.

Peterson would make it 6 – 1 with his second goal of the game at the 6:25 mark of the second period.

Defenseman Seth Bergeron would intercept the puck at the top of the blueline in the Generals zone. He took a slapshot that was saved by Fessenden but the rebound came out to Frye. With a man on him, Frye took a shot that was saved by Fessenden but the puck came right out to Peterson at the top of the crease and he poked it into the open net for his seventh goal on the season.

Patrick would score his fourteenth goal on the season with a nice feed from Maguyon to make it a 7 – 1 game with 7:13 into the third.

Auggie Moore would close out the scoring with a backhanded goal to make it 8 – 1.

The Rebels were three for five on the powerplay during the night. Keane turned aside 35 of 36 shots while Sturma and Fessenden combined to stop 36 of 44 shots. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will complete their third game of this series tonight at 7:00pm.

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.