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Radetic makes NCAA Commitment to University of St. Thomas

The Jamestown Rebels, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Luke Radetic has committed to play NCAA Division III Ice Hockey for the University of St. Thomas Tommies, who play in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). His commitment begins in the fall of 2018.

Radetic, 20, came to the Philadelphia Rebels at the trade deadline in February. The Chesterfield, MO native had a total of 44 points (23 goals and 21 assists) in 56 games this past season. He also was a participant in the NAHL’s Top Prospects Tournament in February where he played in two games.

“I am excited to announce that I will be attending the University of St. Thomas to play hockey in the fall” stated Radetic. I would like to thank everyone for their support along the way” concluded Radetic.

“We were fortunate to acquire Luke for the playoff run” said Rebels Head Coach Joe Coombs. “He was a hard worker and he gave us everything he had. I’m very happy for Luke” stated Coombs.

The University of St. Thomas is located in St. Paul, MN. The Tommies won the 2017-18 MIAC regular season championship and had an overall record of 16-9-1.

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.

Weekend preview: 4/13 – 4/14; Divisional Semi-Finals begin at home against Generals

The first round of the North American Hockey League’s Robertson Cup playoffs begins this weekend with the divisional semi-final series pitting the number one seed Philadelphia Rebels against the number four seed Northeast Generals. It will be a best of five series with the first two games being played at the Class of 1923 Arena on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 with both games beginning at 7:05pm. The series then will move to the New England Sports Village for games three (Wednesday, April 18) and four (Thursday, April 19 – if necessary) starting at 7:00pm. A game five would be played at the Class of 1923 Arena on Saturday, April 21 at 7:05pm if needed.

Rebels vs. Generals Overview
The last two years the Rebels faced the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights in the first round, sweeping each series 3 – 0. This year the Rebels open up against the Generals, a team that is playing in its first playoff series in team history.

During the regular season the Rebels won ten out of sixteen games, although the last seven games each team won every other contest. The Rebels outscored the Generals by a total score of 65 – 43. The last time these two teams met was back on Saturday, March 31 when Northeast won 4 – 3 at the Class of 1923 Arena. In fact, the Generals took two out of three games that weekend. The Rebels won five of its home and away games respectively.

Justin Jallen had the most points against the Rebels with fifteen (6 goals and 9 assists). He also scored the most goals against Philadelphia. He was followed by Matt Demelis’ fourteen points (5 goals and 9 assists) and Mike Egan’s twelve points (5 goals and 7 assists). In sixteen games, Northeast was 8 for 61 (13%) on the powerplay. Generals’ netminders David Fessenden and Marko Sturma had a combined 4.00 goals against average and .890 save percentage with no shutouts.

Aaron Maguyon led the Rebels in points against the Generals with twenty (9 goals and 11 assists). He was followed by Ryan Patrick’s eighteen points (9 goals and 9 assists). Brandon Stanley had thirteen points (6 goals and 7 assists). Philadelphia went 22 for 58 (38%) on the powerplay in sixteen games. Goaltenders Eli Billing and Ryan Patrick had a combined 2.56 goals against average and .889 save percentage with one shutout (Billing).

Northeast Generals Overview
The Generals finished in fourth place in the East Division with a 29-26-4-1 record for 63 points, twenty-three points behind the Rebels.  Northeast enters this weekend having won three out of its last five games, and they are coming off of a 2 – 1 road win against the New Jersey Titans. Egan led the team in total points with fifty-one (20 goals and 31 assists) while Colin Bilek had fifty (18 goals and 22 assists) and Louis Boudon had forty-nine points (17 goals and 32 assists). Jallen had the most goals on the team with twenty-three. Matthew Wiesner had the most game winning goals with five. He also has the most penalty minutes with 130 while Boudon had a team best +23.

The Generals scored 184 goals in sixty games (tenth most in the NAHL). They also allowed 205 goals (nineteenth most in the league). The Generals were ranked twelfth in the league on the powerplay having scored on 19.1% of their chances while they were ranked twenty second in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 71.3% of the time.

Fessenden and Sturma combined for a 3.26 goals against average and a .910 save percentage with two shutouts (one each).

Rebels Overview
The Rebels finished with a 41-15-3-1 record for 86 points. They were tied for second in the league with the most wins. Philadelphia enters this weekend having one four out of its last five games, and they are coming off of a 3 – 1 road win against the Johnstown Tomahawks.

Maguyon led the Rebels in total points with fifty (24 goals and 26 assists). Patrick was second on the team in total points with forty-eight (22 goals and 26 assists) while Luke Radetic was third with forty-four points (23 goals and 21 assists). Maguyon led the Rebels in goals with twenty-four. Adam Peck had the most game winning goals on the team with five. Eric Olson had the most penalty minutes on the team with 119 while Carson Moniz had the team’s best +/- with a +17.

Philadelphia scored 206 goals in sixty games (second most in the league), and they allowed 134 (fourth best in the league). The Rebels led the league on the powerplay having converted on 32.2% of their chances, and they were ranked tied for second in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 86.1% of the time.

Billing and Keane had a combined 2.14 goals against average and a .917 save percentage with six shutouts (each have three).

Weekend preview: 4/6 – 4/7; Rebels close out regular season with two games in Johnstown

The Rebels will close out the 2017-18 regular season this weekend with two games in Johnstown against the Tomahawks. Friday night’s game begins at 7:30pm while Saturday night’s contest is slated to start at 7:00pm.

Rebels vs. Tomahawks Overview
The Rebels have defeated the Tomahawks eight out of ten times this season, outscoring them by a combined score of 36 – 14. The last time these two teams met was back on January 20 when the Rebels won 4 – 1 at the War Memorial. Ben Schmidling has the most points against the Rebels with seven (1 goal and 6 assists). Haddonfield, NJ native, and former Rebel, Carson Briere has the most goals against Philadelphia with three. In ten games, the Tomahawks are 2 for 40 (5%) on the powerplay. Johnstown’s goalies have a combined 3.60 goals against average and .881 save percentage with no shutouts.

Aaron Maguyon has the most points against the Tomahawks with nine (6 goals and 3 assists). He also has scored the most goals against them. The Rebels are 11 for 49 (22%) on the powerplay in ten games. Netminders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 2.17 goals against average and .935 save percentage against Johnstown with one shutout (Keane).

Johnstown Tomahawks Overview
The Tomahawks enter this weekend’s series against the Rebels with a 23-31-2-2 record for 50 points. They will finish the season in last place. They are currently thirty-two points behind the Rebels. The Tomahawks are 3 – 2 in their last five games, and they are coming off a 4 – 3 overtime road win against the New Jersey Titans.

Johnstown is led by Samuel Solensky’s forty-five points (18 goals and 27 assists). He is followed by Joe Kile’s thirty-seven points (18 goals and 19 assists) and Roman Kraemer’s thirty-six points (19 goals and 17 assists). Kraemer leads the team in goals with 19. Schmidling has the most game winning goals with five. Forward Mitchell Hale has the most penalty minutes on the team with 176. Solensky and Sean Bauchens each have a team high +2.

The Tomahawks have scored 139 goals on the season (twenty second in the league in the league). They have allowed 189 goals (sixteenth in the league). They are twentieth in the league on the powerplay having converted on 16.2% of their chances, while they are fifteenth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 78.6% of the time.

Goalies Jack Leavy and Kade Phipps have a combined 2.85 goals against average and .915 save percentage with one shutout each.

Philadelphia Rebels Overview
The Rebels enter this weekend with a 39-15-3-1 record for 82 points. They are 2 – 3 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 7 – 1 home win against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights.

Maguyon leads the Rebels in total points with fifty (24 goals and 26 assists). Ryan Patrick is second on the team in total points with forty-five (20 goals and 25 assists) while Luke Radetic is third with forty-four points (23 goals and 21 assists). Maguyon leads the Rebels in goals with twenty-four. Adam Peck has the most game winning goals on the team with five. Eric Olson has the most penalty minutes on the team with 119. Carson Moniz has the team’s best +/- with a +17.

Philadelphia has scored 200 goals in fifty-eight games (second most in the league), and they have allowed 131 (fourth best in the league). The Rebels lead the league on the powerplay having converted on 32.5% of their chances, and they are ranked second in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 85.7% of the time.

Billing and Keane have a combined 2.16 goals against average and a .916 save percentage with six shutouts (each have three).

Weekend preview: March 29 – 31; Generals visit Rebels for three game series

The Northeast Generals will travel to Philadelphia to play a three-game series beginning tonight which will close out the Rebels regular season home weekend games. Tonight’s game begins at 7:30pm while tomorrow starts at 7:10pm and Saturday night’s game begins at 7:35pm. Saturday night’s game will be billet/fan appreciation night. The Rebels will be honoring their billets and presenting six-year end awards to players. All fans also will receive a free 2017-18 Rebels trading card set.

Rebels vs. Generals Overview
This will be the last three games these two teams will face each other during the regular season. If the season were to end today, Northeast would be the Rebels opening round opponent.

The Rebels have won nine of the thirteen contests having outscored the Generals by a total score of 53 – 32. The last time these two teams met was back on February 16 when Philadelphia won 3 – 2.  Justin Jallen has the most points against the Rebels this season with thirteen (6 goals and 7 assists). He is followed by Matt Demelis’ (3 goals and 8 assits)) and Mike Egan’s (4 goals and 7 assists) eleven points respectively. Northeast is 8 for 51 (16%) on the powerplay. Goaltenders David Fessenden and Marko Sturma have a combined 4.00 goals against average and a .890 save percentage with no shutouts.

Aaron Maguyon has the most points against the Generals with sixteen (7 goals and 9 assists). He is followed by Patrick Ryan’s fourteen points (7 goals and 7 assists). The Rebels are 17 of 47 (36%) on the powerplay. Netminders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 2.46 goals against average and a .898 save percentage with one shutout (Billing).

Northeast Generals Overview
The Generals enter this weekend’s series in fourth place in the East Division with a 26-24-4-1 record for 57 points. They have clinched a playoff spot. They are twenty points behind the Rebels. Northeast has won two out of its last five games, and they are coming off of a 4 – 2 home loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. Egan leads the team in total points with fifty (19 goals and 31 assists) while Colin Bilek has forty-seven points (17 goals and 30 assists). He is followed by Jallen’s forty-four points (23 goals and 21 assists). Jallen also leads the team in goals with twenty-three. Matthew Wiesner leads the team with five game winning goals. He also has the most penalty minutes with 148 while Louis Boudon and Bilek have a team best +17.

The Generals have scored 168 goals in fifty-five games (ninth most in the NAHL). They also have allowed 188 goals (seventeenth most in the league). The Generals are ranked twelfth in the league on the powerplay having scored on 20.4% of their chances while they are ranked twentieth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 71.8% of the time.

Fessenden and Sturma have a combined 3.27 goals against average and a .910 save percentage with two shutouts (one each).

Rebels Overview
The Rebels enter this weekend with a 37-14-3 record for 77 points. They clinched their third straight East Division regular season championship back on March 17. This will be the Rebels first game since March 18. They are 3 – 2 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 5 – 3 home loss to the New Jersey Titans.

Maguyon leads the Rebels in total points with forty-six (22 goals and 24 assists). Luke Radetic is second on the team with forty-four points (23 goals and 21 assists). Patrick (18 goals and 22 assists) has forty points. Radetic leads the team in goals with twenty-three. Adam Peck has the most game winning goals on the team with five. Eric Olson has the most penalty minutes on the team with 117. Carson Moniz has the team’s best +/- with a +15.

Philadelphia has scored 183 goals in fifty-four games (fourth most in the league), and they have allowed 119 (fourth best in the league). The Rebels lead the league on the powerplay having converted on 31.7% of their chances, and they are ranked fourth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 84.8% of the time.

Billing and Keane have a combined 2.13 goals against average and a .918 save percentage with six shutouts (each have three).

Titans comeback to down Rebels 5 – 3

The visiting New Jersey Titans scored four unanswered goals to comeback and defeat the Philadelphia Rebels 5 – 3 this afternoon. Tate Singleton and Zachary Faremouth each had a pair of goals for the Titans.

It was the final meeting between these two teams during the regular season in which the Rebels won nine of sixteen games but only outscored the Titans by one (43 – 42).

With 8:54 left in the first, Rebels forward Alex Frye was called for interference to give the Titans the man advantage. In a beautifully executed play, Tyler Antonucci had the puck at the top of the point. He passed it over to Singleton on his right who immediately sent a cross-ice pass over to Ryan Naumovski. Naumovski would pass it down low to Matthew Cameron who sent the puck through the goalmouth to Singleton who one-timed it past Rebels netminder Ryan Keane to give the Titans a 1 – 0 with 8:06 remaining in the opening period.

The Rebels would tie it on Eric Olson’s ninth goal on the season.

Kolby Vegara would retrieve the puck behind his own net and send it up to Chase Hamstad at the point. Hamstad would bring the puck into the neutral zone and pass it over to Auggie Moore on his right. Moore would bring the puck into the Titans zone and reverse at the near side faceoff dot. He waited and then found Olson skate towards the slot. Moore fed Olson with a crisp pass and Olson one-timed it past Titans goalie Matthew Ladd to make it a 1 – 1 game with 2:19 left in the opening period.

The Rebels would take the lead with 1:54 into the second period. Bryant Gunn would glove down the puck at center ice and rush into the offensive zone. Gunn would cut across the goalmouth and take a shot that Ladd saved but Moore picked up the rebound and hit the back of the net to make it 2 – 1 Rebels.

Philadelphia would take a two-goal lead with 7:27 into the middle stanza. The Titans would dump the puck deep inside the Rebels zone where it was retrieved by Nico Appendino behind the net. Appendino would pass it to Carson Moniz on his right. Moniz sent an oulet pass that went off of Jimmy Glynn’s stick and went directly to Luke Radetic skating up the near side boards. Radetic would cut across the slot and take a shot that was saved by Ladd but Radetic picked up his own rebound and put it past Ladd to make it 3 – 1 Rebels.

Two minutes later the Titans would begin their comeback.

Brandon Stanley was called for roughing at 7:46 into the second. With time winding down with the man advantage, Singleton would score his second goal of the game.

After the Titans won the draw in the Rebels zone, the puck would wrap around the end boards up to Antonucci who passed it down low to Cameron who sent an immediate return pass back to Antonucci. The Titans defenseman would skate towards the net and pass it down low back to Cameron who sent a  backdoor pass across the slot to Singleton who one-timed it past Keane to cut the Rebels lead in half.

With 6:36 remaining in the period Faremouth would knot the game at three.

Titans’ Hunter Alden would pick up the puck in his own zone and send a bounce pass off the far side boards up to Singleton who outraced Gunn for the puck which glided into the Rebels zone. Singleton would send a backdoor pass to Faremouth who redirected the puck past Keane to tie the game.

As the time passed the halfway point in the third, Radetic sent a stretch pass from his own blueline into the Titans zone where Stanley went to pick it up. Stanley would out hustle Antonucci for the puck and he cut across the goalmouth but Ladd made the save and the puck went into the corner where it was picked up by Singleton who would bring the puck all the way down into the Rebels zone. Singleton would pass it back to Faremouth along the far side boards and he then sent the puck back to Antonucci at the point. Antonucci would send it down low to Singleton who took a sharp angle shot the was blocked out in front but the rebound came out to Faremouth who buried it past Keane to give the Titans a 4 – 3 lead with 9:10 left in the game.

With 3:42 remaining in the third, the Rebels look to tie it when Aaron Maguyon intercepted the puck at the top of the Titans zone and walked in all alone on Ladd. Maguyon took a shot that Ladd saved with his blocker but the deep rebound came up the far side boards to Holden Biebel. The Titans defenseman sent a stretch pass to Naumovski who skated in on a breakaway and beat Keane glove side to close out the scoring.

Keane stopped 23 of 28 shots while Ladd turned aside 25 of 28. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels are off until Thursday, March 29 when they will begin a three-game series with the Northeast Generals at the bunker. The Rebels have six games remaining in the regular season.

Weekend preview: 3/15 – 3/18; Rebels play 3; can clinch third straight regular season East Division title

The Rebels will play three games this weekend. If they win two of them they will clinch their third straight regular season East Division championship.

The first two games will be played today at 5:30pm and tomorrow at 7:35pm against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights at the Revolution Ice Centre. Sunday’s game will be played at 3:05pm against the New Jersey Titans at the Class of 1923 Arena. Sunday’s game is a makeup between the two teams which resulted from the October 8th contest being suspended due to fog conditions at the bunker.

Rebels vs. Knights Overview
This will be the tenth and eleventh times these two teams will meet this season out of twelve games. The Rebels have won six of the nine games outscoring the Knights by a total score of 30 – 19. The last time these two teams met was last weekend when the Rebels defeated the Knights both games by a score of 3 – 0. Two of the three wins the Knights have against the Rebels this season have been on home ice.

Matt Kidney leads the Knights in total points against the Rebels with eight (1 goal and 7 assists).  Justin Engelkes (2 goals and 5 assists) and Mike Gelatt (4 goals and 3 assists) each have seven points against the Rebels. Gelatt has the most goals against Philadelphia with four. The Knights are 4 for 31 (13%) on the powerplay. Goaltenders Christian Stoever and David Tomeo have a combined 3.33 goals against average and .907 save percentage against the Rebels with no shutouts.

Jensen Zerban has the most points against the Knights this season with eleven (4 goals and 7 assists) while Ryan Patrick is second in total points with ten (5 goals and 5 assists). Patrick leads the Rebels in goals against the Knights with five. The Rebels are 10 for 34 (29%) on the powerplay. Netminders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 2.00 goals against average and .918 save percentage against the Knights with two shutouts (both Keane).

Rebels vs. Titans Overview
Sunday’s game will be the last time these two teams meet during the regular season. This has been a very tight series. Despite winning nine out of the fifteen games the Rebels only have outscored the Titans 40 – 37. The last time these two teams met was back on March 2 and 3 for a home-and-home series with each team winning their respective home game. The Titans blanked the Rebels 4 – 0 on March 3. Four of the six Titans’ wins have been at the Class of 23 Arena.

Tyler Antonucci leads the Titans in points against the Rebels with ten (2 goals and 8 assists). Andrew Husted has eight points (3 goals and 5 assists) and Matthew Cameron has seven points (6 goals and 1 assist) against the Rebels this year. Cameron has scored the most goals against them with six. The Titans are 6 for 49 (12%) on the powerplay against Philadelphia. Goaltenders Matt Ladd and Brandon Perrone have a combined 2.60 goals against average and a .9171 save percentage with one shutout (Ladd).

Three Rebels’ players have nine points respectively against the Titans: Patrick (4 goals and 5 assists); Adam Peck (5 goals and 4 assists) and Brandon Stanley (6 goals and 3 assists). Stanley has scored the most goals against them with six. The Rebels are 11 for 46 (24%) on the powerplay. Billing and Keane have a combined 2.33 goals against average and .917 save percentage with two shutouts (both Billing).

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights Overview
The Knights enter this weekend in third place in the East Division with a 24-20-5-1 record for 54 points. They are twenty-one points behind the Rebels and four points behind second place New Jersey.  WBS has won two of its last five games, and they are coming off of a 3 – 0 road loss to the Rebels. Jack Olmstead (21 goals and 23 assists) leads the team in total points with 44. Kidney is second on the team in total points with forty (15 goals and 25 assists). Olmstead also leads the team in goals with twenty-one. Olmstead, Reed Robinson and Michael Morrissey each have three game winning goals. Kidney leads the team in penalty minutes with 77. Defenseman Thomas Farrell has the team’s best +/- with a +12.

The Knights have scored 140 goals in fifty games (seventeenth in the NAHL). They also have allowed 162 goals (fifteenth most allowed in the league). The Knights are ranked twenty-second in the league on the powerplay having scored on 14.1% of their chances while they are ranked third in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 84.7% of the time.

Stoever and Tomeo have a combined 3.05 goals against average and a .910 save percentage with no shutouts.

New Jersey Titans Overview
Prior to meeting the Rebels on Sunday, New Jersey will play WBS on Saturday night at Middletown’s Ice World. The Titans enter this weekend with a 25-17-6-2 record with 58 points.  They currently reside in second place, seventeen points behind division leading Philadelphia. The Titans have won two of their last five games, and they are coming off of a 3 – 2 overtime home loss to the Johnstown Tomahawks. Nick Boyagian (18 goals and 21 assists) and Hunter Alden (9 goals and 30 assists) lead the team with thirty-nine points respectively. Matthew Cameron leads the team in goals with nineteen. Ryan Naumovski has the most game winning goals with five. Cam Kuhl leads the team in penalty minutes with 117. Spencer Stanley has the best +/- ratio with a league high +38.

New Jersey has scored 169 goals (fourth best in the NAHL) in fifty games. They also have allowed 142 (ninth best in the league).  The Titans are sixth in the league on the powerplay (23.5%) while they are nineteenth in the league on the penalty kill with at 72.2%.

Perrone and Ladd have a combined 2.54 goals against average and a .922 save percentage with two shutouts (one each).

Rebels Overview
The Rebels enter this weekend with a 36-12-3 record for 75 points. They are in first place in the division, and they are seventeen points ahead of the second place Titans. The Rebels are 4 – 1 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 3 – 0 home win against the Knights.

Aaron Maguyon leads the Rebels in total points with forty-three (20 goals and 23 assists). Luke Radetic is second on the team with forty-two points (22 goals and 20 assists). Patrick (18 goals and 20 assists) has thirty-eight points. Radetic leads the team in goals with twenty-two. Peck has five game winning goals. Eric Olson has the most penalty minutes on the team with 117. Carson Moniz has the team’s best +/- with a +17.

Philadelphia has scored 171 goals in fifty-one games (third most in the league), and they have allowed 107 (fourth best in the league). The Rebels lead the league on the powerplay having converted on 31% of their chances, and they are ranked third in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 85.8% of the time.

Billing and Keane have a combined 2.04 goals against average and a .920 save percentage with six shutouts (each have three).

Weekend preview: 3/9 – 3/10; Knights in town for two including historic WFC Game

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights visit Philadelphia for two games this weekend including the historic game on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. It will be the first time in NAHL history that two teams will play a regular season game at the venue of a National Hockey League team.

Friday’s game will start at 7:10pm at the Class of 1923 Arena while Saturday night’s game begins at 7:10pm at the WFC.

Rebels vs. Knights Overview
This will be the eighth and ninth times these two teams will meet this season. The Rebels have won four of the seven games outscoring the Knights by a total score of 24 – 19. The last time these two teams met was back on Saturday, January 13 at the Class of 23 when the Rebels defeated WBS 6 – 1. Three of the Rebels’ wins this year against the Knights have been on home ice.

Matt Kidney leads the Knights in total points against the Rebels with eight (1 goal and 7 assists).  Justin Engelkes (2 goals and 5 assists) and Mike Gelatt (4 goals and 3 assists) each have seven points against the Rebels. Gelatt has the most goals against Philadelphia with four. The Knights are 4 for 24 (17%) on the powerplay. Goaltenders Christian Stoever and David Tomeo have a combined 3.42 goals against average and .904 save percentage against the Rebels with no shutouts.

Jensen Zerban has the most points against the Knights this season with eight (4 goals and 4 assists) while Ryan Patrick is second in total points with seven (4 goals and 3 assists). They each lead the Rebels with four goals apiece against WBS. The Rebels are 6 for 28 (21%) on the powerplay. Netminders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 2.57 goals against average and .901 save percentage against the Knights with no shutouts.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights Overview
The Knights enter this weekend series in second place in the East Division with a 24-18-5-1 record for 54 points. They are seventeen points behind the Rebels.  WBS has won two of its last five games, and they are coming off of a 4 – 1 home win against the Northeast Generals. Jack Olmstead (21 goals and 23 assists) leads the team in total points with 44. Kidney is second on the team in total points with forty (15 goals and 25 assists). Olmstead also leads the team in goals with twenty-one. Olmstead, Reed Robinson and Michael Morrissey each have three game winning goals. Kidney leads the team in penalty minutes with 75. Defenseman Thomas Farrell has the team’s best +/- with a +16.

The Knights have scored 140 goals in forty-eight games (twelfth most in the NAHL). They also have allowed 156 goals (fifteenth most allowed in the league). The Knights are ranked twenty-second in the league on the powerplay having scored on 14.7% of their chances while they are ranked third in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 86.2% of the time.

Stoever and Tomeo have a combined 3.06 goals against average and a .909 save percentage with no shutouts.

Rebels Overview
The Rebels enter this weekend with a 34-12-3 record for 71 points. They are in first place in the division, and they are seventeen points ahead of the second place Knights. They also are eleven points away from clinching their third straight regular season East Division championship. The Rebels are 3 – 2 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 4 – 0 road loss against the New Jersey Titans. It was the first time all season that the Rebels had been shutout.

Luke Radetic leads the Rebels in total points with forty-two (22 goals and 20 assists). He is followed by Aaron Maguyon’s forty-one points (19 goals and 22 assists).  Patrick (17 goals and 18 assists) has thirty-five points. Radetic leads the team in goals with twenty-two. Adam Peck has five game winning goals. Eric Olson has the most penalty minutes on the team with 117. Carson Moniz has the team’s best +/- with a +16.

Philadelphia has scored 165 goals in forty-nine games (second most in the league), and they have allowed 107 (fourth best in the league). The Rebels lead the league on the powerplay having converted on 29.8% of their chances, and they are ranked fifth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 85.2% of the time.

Billing and Keane have a combined 2.12 goals against average and a .917 save percentage with four shutouts (Billing has three).

Weekend preview: 3/2 – 3/3; Rebels travel to New Jersey for two games to finish five game series

The Rebels will travel to Middletown’s Ice World to play the New Jersey Titans for two games. This weekend’s contests will conclude a five game consecutive series between the teams. It also will finish the regular season contests played among them at Ice World. Friday and Saturday nights games begin at 7:00pm.

Rebels vs. New Jersey Titans
The Rebels have won eight out of the thirteen times these two teams have faced each other this year. Philadelphia has outscored the Titans by a total score of 38 – 32. The last time these two teams met was last Saturday night at Ice World when Eli Billing stopped all 15 shots he faced for his second shutout in three games as the Rebels went onto win 4 – 0. Captain Ryan Patrick had four-points (1 goal and 3 assists). Four of the five Titans wins against the Rebels this season have come at the Class of 1923 Arena.

Tyler Antonucci leads the Titans in points against the Rebels with eight (1 goal and 7 assists). Matthew Cameron (6 goals and 1 assist) and Andrew Husted (2 goals and 5 assists) each have seven points against the Rebels this year. Cameron has scored the most goals against them with six. The Titans are 6 for 46 (13%) on the powerplay against Philadelphia. Goaltenders Matt Ladd and Brandon Perrone have a combined 2.54 goals against average and a .911 save percentage with no shutouts.

Patrick (4 goals and 5 assists) and Brandon Stanley (6 goals and 3 assists) have the most points against the Titans with nine. Stanley also has scored the most goals against them with six. Adam Peck has eight points (4 goals and 4 assists) against New Jersey. The Rebels are 11 for 43 (26%) on the powerplay. Netminders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 2.31 goals against average and .917 save percentage with two shutouts (both Billing).

New Jersey Titans Overview
The Titans enter this weekend’s series with a 23-17-3-2 record with 51 points.  They currently reside in second place, eighteen points behind division leading Philadelphia. The Titans have won three of their last five games, and they are coming off of a 4 – 0 home loss to the Rebels. Nick Boyagian leads the team in total points with thirty-five (17 goals and 18 assists). He is followed by Hunter Alden’s thirty-four points (8 goals and 26 assists). Ryan Naumovski (12 goals and 18 assists), Tate Singleton (12 goals and 18 assists) and Antonucci (7 goals and 23 assists) each have thirty points.  Boyagian and Cameron lead the team in goals with seventeen apiece. Naumovski has the most game winning goals with four. Cam Kuhl leads the team in penalty minutes with 117. Spencer Stanley has the best +/- ratio with a league high +36.

New Jersey has scored 153 goals (fifth best in the NAHL) in forty-five games. They also have allowed 132 (ninth best in the league).  The Titans are eleventh in the league on the powerplay (20.3%) while they are twentieth in the league on the penalty kill with at 72.9%.

New Jersey’s netminders have a combined 2.61 goals against average and a .921 save percentage with one shutout (Perrone).

Rebels Overview
The Rebels enter this weekend with a 33-11-3 record for 69 points. They are in first place in the division, and they are eighteen points ahead of the second place Titans. They also are thirteen points away from clinching their third straight regular season East Division championship. The Rebels are 4 – 1 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 4 – 0 road win against the Titans.

Luke Radetic leads the Rebels in total points with forty-two (22 goals and 20 assists). He is followed by Aaron Maguyon’s forty points (18 goals and 22 assists).  Patrick (17 goals and 18 assists) has thirty-five points while Jensen Zerban has thirty-two points (16 goals and 16 assists). Radetic leads the team in goals with twenty-two. Peck has four game winning goals. Olson has the most penalty minutes on the team with 115. Carson Moniz has the team’s best +/- with a +16.

Philadelphia has scored 163 goals in forty-seven games (second most in the league), and they have allowed 102 (tied for fourth best in the league). The Rebels lead the league on the powerplay having converted on 30.3% of their chances, and they are ranked fourth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 85.6% of the time.

Billing and Keane have a combined 2.11 goals against average and a .917 save percentage with four shutouts (Billing has three).

Weekend preview: 2/23 – 2/24; Rebels and Titans play home-and-home series

The Rebels and New Jersey Titans will play a home-and-home series this weekend. Friday night’s game will be played at the Class of 1923 Arena beginning at 7:10pm while Saturday night’s game will begin at 7:00pm at Middletown’s Ice World. This will be games two and three of five consecutive contests between these two teams, which concludes next weekend when both games are at Ice World.

Rebels vs. New Jersey Titans
The Rebels have won seven out of the eleven times these two teams have faced each other this year, including the last five straight games. The Rebels have outscored the Titans by a total score of 32 – 28. The last time these two teams met was this past Monday when Brandon Stanley scored two goals and Eli Billing turned aside all 27 shots he faced as the Rebels defeated the Titans 3 – 0 in a President’s Day matinee game.

Tyler Antonucci (1 goal and 6 assists), Matthew Cameron (6 goals and 1 assist) and Andrew Husted (2 goals and 5 assists) each have seven points against the Rebels this year. Cameron has scored the most goals against them with six. The Titans are 6 for 35 (17%) on the powerplay against Philadelphia. Goaltenders Matt Ladd and Brandon Perrone have a combined 2.82 goals against average and a .916 save percentage with no shutouts.

Stanley has the most points against the Titans with nine (6 goals and 3 assists). He also has scored the most goals against them with six. He is followed by Adam Peck’s (2 goals and 5 assists) and Eric Olson’s (3 goals and 4 assists) seven points respectively against New Jersey. The Rebels are 6 for 33 (18%) on the powerplay. Netminders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 2.45 goals against average and .919 save percentage with one shutout (Billing).

New Jersey Titans Overview
The Titans enter this weekend’s series with a 22-16-3-2 record with 49 points.  They currently reside in third place, eighteen points behind division leading Philadelphia but one point behind second place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The Titans have won three of their last five games, and they are coming off of a 3 – 0 road loss to the Rebels. Nick Boyagian leads the team in total points with thirty-four (16 goals and 18 assists). He is followed by Hunter Alden’s thirty-one points (8 goals and 23 assists) and Ryan Naumovski’s thirty points (12 goals and 18 assists). Cameron has the most goals on the team with seventeen. Naumovski has the most game winning goals with four. Holden Biebel leads the team in penalty minutes with 104. Spencer Stanley has the best +/- ratio with a league best +32.

New Jersey has scored 149 goals (tied for fourth best in the NAHL) in forty-three games. They also have allowed 126 (ninth best in the league).  The Titans are ninth in the league on the powerplay (21.7%) while they are nineteenth in the league on the penalty kill with at 74.7%.

New Jersey’s netminders have a combined 2.60 goals against average and a .922 save percentage with one shutout (Perrone).
Rebels Overview
The Rebels enter this weekend with a 32-10-3 record for 67 points. They are in first place in the division, and they are seventeen points ahead of the second place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. They also are seventeen points away from clinching their third straight regular season East Division championship. The Rebels are 4 – 1 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 3 – 0 home win against the Titans.

Luke Radetic leads the Rebels in total points with forty-two (22 goals and 20 assists). He is followed by Aaron Maguyon’s thirty-nine (18 goals and 21 assists).  Jensen Zerban (15 goals and 16 assists) and Ryan Patrick (16 goals and 15 assists) each have thirty-one points respectively. Radetic leads the team in goals with twenty-two. Peck and Zerban each have three game winning goals. Olson has the most penalty minutes on the team with 96. Carson Moniz has the team’s best +/- with a +17.

Philadelphia has scored 157 goals in forty-five games (second most in the league), and they have allowed 98 (fourth best in the league). The Rebels lead the league on the powerplay having converted on 28.7% of their chances, and they are ranked sixth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 84.6% of the time.

Billing and Keane have a combined 2.14 goals against average and a .916 save percentage with three shutouts (Billing has two).