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Rebels forward Zhong makes NCAA D1 commitment to Arizona State University

The Jamestown Rebels, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Peter Zhong has committed to play NCAA Division I Ice Hockey for the Arizona State University Sun Devils, who are an independent team. His commitment begins in the fall of 2018.

Zhong, 20, played two seasons for the Rebels. The Westmont, IL native had a total of six points (4 goals and 2 assists) in 64 games during his career. He was key member in the locker room and was an active participant in community events.

“I would like to thank my family for all they have done for me” stated Zhong. “I also would like to thank all of my teammates and coaches, particularly head coach Joe Coombs and the entire Rebels organization for all of their support these past two years” concluded Zhong.

“I am very happy for Peter” said Rebels head coach Joe Coombs. “He has been a solid part of our organization for two years. ASU is getting a quality person and player” stated Coombs.

Arizona State University is located in Tempe, AZ. The Sun Devils are one of only two NCAA Division I ice hockey programs that are located in the southern part of the United States. The Sun Devils had an 8-21-5 record this past season.

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.

Powerplay propels Rebels to 3 – 2 victory over Generals

The Rebels entered last night’s game with the best powerplay unit in the North American Hockey League. The home team took advantage of that ranking by scoring two, second period powerplay goals which propelled them to a 3 – 2 victory over the visiting Northeast Generals.

The Rebels would open the scoring early in the second period on Jimmy Glynn’s fourth goal on the season.  After he intercepted a pass at center ice, Glynn lost an edge as he entered the Generals zone. As he was falling down, Glynn was able to leave a drop pass to Peter Zhong who started to skate towards the far side boards. As Zhong skated around the faceoff circle he sent a pass out front to Glynn who redirected the puck pass Northeast goalie David Fessenden to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 lead just 2:31 into the period.

The Generals would tie it a minute and sixteen seconds later on Matt Demelis’ eleventh goal on the season. After Demelis won the draw deep inside the Rebels zone, the puck would go back to Brain Chambers at the point. Chambers would keep it in the zone and send it up along the near side boards to Shawn Montgomery, who threw the puck out front and Demelis redirected it passed Eli Billing to make it a 1 – 1 game.

Northeast’s Sviatoslov Kuchynski received a major penalty for head contact at 8:57 of the second to give the Rebels the extra attacker. After Aaron Maguyon won the draw inside the Generals zone, the puck would go back to Kolby Vegara at the point. Looking to set up the play, Vegara and Diarmad DiMurro would send return passes to each other then Vegara sent the puck over to Maguyon on his left. Maguyon took a snap shot that was redirected by Brandon Stanley outfront passed Fessenden to give the Rebels a 2 – 1 lead with 10:40 left in the second.

Since Kuchynski was still serving his major penalty, the Rebels kept the extra attacker. Louis Boudon would compound the Generals problems when he took a slashing penalty to give the Rebels a two-man advantage.  With time winding down on both penalties, Eric Olson would win the draw inside the Generals zone. The puck would go back to Vegara at the far side point. Vegara would pass it over to DiMurro on his right. As Vegara started to skate towards the near side boards, DiMurro passed the puck down low to Ryan Patrick. The Rebels captain would pass the puck back to Vegara and the defenseman took a one-timer that beat Fessenden to give the Rebels a 3 – 1 lead with 6:32 left in the period.

With 4:10 left in the period, Olson was called for checking-from-behind. Colin Bilek would keep the puck in the offensive zone and pass it over to Boudon on his right. Boudon took a slapshot that was saved by Billing but the rebound came right out to Mike Egan who tucked the puck in behind Billing to make it a 3 – 2 game with 3:30 left in the second period.

The Rebels had additional chances in the third to expand their lead but Fessenden make several key saves to keep the Generals within one goal.

Billing would turn aside thirteen of fifteen shots while Fessenden stops 32 of 35. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels next home game will be a Monday matinee game beginning at 4:20pm against the New Jersey Titans.

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.

Rebels enter break with 4 – 1 loss to Titans

Behind the strong play of goaltender Brandon Perrone, the New Jersey Titans defeated the visiting Philadelphia Rebels 4 – 1 tonight in the last game before the break for both teams.

New Jersey would take an early 1 – 0 lead just 2:30 into the first period. Kyle Jeffers would bring the puck through the neutral zone and passed it up to Todd Goehring at the far side blueline. As Goehring skated to the top of the faceoff circle he sent a cross-ice pass to Spencer Stanley. Stanley immediately sent a one-touch pass in the slot to Jeffers who redirected the puck past a sprawling Ryan Keane for Jeffers eighth goal on the year.

Titans’ forward Kyle Head would take a cross-checking penalty to put the Rebels on the powerplay at 9:49 into the period. As the Rebels cycled the play, the puck came back to Kolby Vegara at the near side point. Vegara took a slapshot that was saved by Perrone but the deep rebound came right out to Jensen Zerban who took a shot that hit the post but the puck trickled along the goal line and Eric Olson tipped it in to tie the game at one with 9:53 left in the first.

Peter Zhong was called hooking with 4:30 left in the period. Then twenty-four seconds later Vegara was called for tripping to give the Titans the two-man advantage. Twenty-two seconds later Goehring gave the Titans the lead.

Eric Manoukian had the puck at the top of the far side point. He passed it over to Tyler Antonucci on his left. After Antonucci settled the rolling puck, he would pass it down low to Hunter Alden who was at Keane’s glove side. Alden sent a pass across the goalmouth to Goehring who banged it home to make it 2 – 1 Titans with 3:46 left in the opening period.

The Rebels controlled most of the tempo throughout the second period but Perrone kept the Titans lead intact saving all ten shots he faced including two, grade A saves: one on a breakaway on Aaron Maguyon and then another with an old-style two pad stack save on Alex Frye.

The Titans would go up 3 – 1 just twenty seconds into the third. After Olson won the opening draw for the Rebels, the puck would go into the Titans’ near side corner where it was retrieved by Manoukian. The defenseman sent a long stretch pass up to Tate Singleton at the Rebels blueline. Singleton entered the offensive zone on a 2 on 1 with Matthew Cameron. Singleton passed the puck to Cameron on his right and Cameron took a wrist shot that beat Keane long side for his eighth goal on the season.

Husted would extend the Titans lead at the 6:11 mark into the third. After a battle inside the Titans’ zone, Aaron Maguyon came away with the puck and tried to pass it back to the point to defenseman Seth Bergeron but the puck was disrupted by Husted. As the puck went into the Rebels zone Husted outskated the Rebels defenseman and took a shot at the faceoff dot that went through Keane’s five hole to make it a 4 – 1 game.

Keane turned aside 23 of 27 shots while Perrone stopped 26 of 27. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels are off until December 31st and then begin to prepare for the second half of the season which starts with a three-game homestand beginning on January 4 against the Northeast Generals.

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.

Comeback falls short as Rebels fall to Titans 6 – 4 in preseason finale

Trailing by a score of 4 – 0 entering the third period, the Rebels came back to make the game close but ended up losing 6 – 4 to the New Jersey Titans in the preseason finale for both teams last night. It was the one and only preseason home game for the two-time defending East Division Champions.

New Jersey would get on the board first with a powerplay goal with 5:13 into the opening period. The visitors would take a 2 – 0 lead just 3:03 minutes into the second on their second. Then just seventeen seconds later the Titans made it 3 – 0 on their third powerplay goal of the evening. After a few fights, the Titans would make it a 4 – 0 with 4:50 into the middle stanza.

Peter Zhong would score the Rebels first goal in the new arena picking up a Jensen Zerban rebound to make a 4 – 1 game at the 13:35 mark of the third period. Zerban would cut the Titans lead in half at 11:38. Then New Jersey would make it 5 – 2 just five seconds later.

Aaron Maguyon would make it a 5 – 3 with 10:21 left in the third. Diarmad DiMurro scored the home team’s fourth goal with nice pass from Zhong with 7:51 remaining. New Jersey would finish the scoring with five minutes left in the game.

The regular season begins on Wednesday, September 20 against the Minnesota Wilderness at the NAHL’s Showcase in Blaine, MN.

Rebels defeat Generals 9 – 1 to clinch East Division Championship

The Aston Rebels defeated the Northeast Generals 9 – 1 last night in Attleboro, MA. The win enabled the Rebels to clinch their second straight regular season East Division championship.

Gvido Jansons put the Rebels up 1 – 0 at the 7:18 mark of the first period. Andrew Bellant brought the puck into the Generals zone and made a cutback move to allow his line mates to set up. Bellant passed the puck down low to Dom Garcia in the near side corner. Garcia sent a centering pass to Jansons in the slot and the Rebels defenseman took a wrist shot that beat Northeast’s goalie Parker Swanson glove side for his nineteenth goal on the season.

Three minutes later Mareks Mitens, of all people, was called for tripping a Generals player behind the net putting Northeast on the power play. Bellant then was called for slashing giving the Generals a 5 on 3 for twenty seven seconds. As the Mitens penalty expired putting the Generals on a 5 on 4 the Rebels cleared the puck to center ice. Northeast dumped the puck behind the Rebels net where it was retrieved by Michael Underwood. The Rebels defenseman went to pass it behind the net to another Rebels defender but it was intercepted by Kohei Sato. Sato passed the puck to Joey Vingi in the Rebels farside corner. Vingi sent a pass to Christian Thomas in the slot and he redirected the puck past Mitens to tie the game at one with 7:13 remaining in the first period.

With 2:18 left in the opening period, Drew Blackmun won the draw deep inside the Generals near side faceoff circle. The puck went back to the point to Andrew Noel who took a shot that was saved by Swanson but Garcia picked up the rebound to give the Rebels a 2 – 1 lead. It was the Rebels captain’s fourteenth goal on the season.

The Rebels would break the game open in the second period by scoring four goals. First it was Aaron Maguyon at the 1:46 mark. Ginaluca Esteves brought the puck into the Generals zone along the near side boards. He went down low and circled around the net and passed the puck to Maguyon in the slot who put it through Swanson’s five hole to make a 3 – 1 game.

Brennan Kapcheck then would score his first of two goals in the game with a highlight goal. Andrew Hart had the puck behind the Generals zone and passed it to his right to Esteves in the near side corner. Esteves passed the puck to Kapcheck at the point. Kapcheck brought the puck along the boards and cut across the goal mouth. As he skated in front of Swanson Kapcheck put the puck through his own legs and then lifted it high passed Swanson into the top corner of the net to make it a 4 – 1 game with 13:36 left in the period.

Adam Peck would make it a 5 – 1 game.  After Peter Zhong battled for the puck along the near side boards he passed it to Kapcheck at the top of the point. The Rebels defenseman took a wrist shot that was deflected by Peck passed Swanson for his fifth goal on the season.

The Rebels then would receive additional goals from Bellant, Kapcheck, Dustin Manz and Auggie Moore. Jansons, Garcia, Bellant and Kapcheck would finish the night with three points each.

Mitens turned aside fourteen of fifteen shots while Swanson stopped 27 of 36 shots. Click here for the box score.

While the team has five tough regular season games remaining, securing first place guarantees the Rebels home ice advantage throughout the divisional series playoffs, which begin on Friday, April 14 against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights.

The Rebels last regular season home game will be held on Friday night against the New Jersey Titans. It is Fan Appreciation Night. All tickets are $5 dollars, and all fans will receive a FREE bag of Herr’s snack foods and a FREE player trading card set.

Rebels top Tomahawks 3 – 2 for team’s eighth straight victory

The Rebels used a balance attack to defeat the visiting Johnstown Tomahawks 3 – 2 for the team’s eighth straight victory. The win gives the Rebels a 40-9-1 record for 81 points with ten games remaining in the regular season. They are thirteen points ahead of second place Johnstown. The Rebels also possess the NAHL’s best record.

It was a typical tight checking game between the East Division’s two top teams. Unlike the previous night where the Rebels were held scoreless for almost two periods of play, they would get on the board with five minutes and six seconds into the opening period.

Dustin Manz brought the puck up the near side boards and head manned it to Peter Zhong. Zhong dumped the puck deep inside the Johnstown zone where it went behind the visitor’s net as a three-on-three scrum pursued. The puck came out to the near side corner where it was picked up by Manz who passed it back to the point to Justin Smith. The Rebels’ defenseman took a slapshot  that was redirected by Auggie Moore in the slot passed Tomahawks goalie Drew Hotte to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 lead. It was the fifth goal on the season for the Edina, MN native.

Ten minutes later the Rebels would double their lead. Upon the conclusion of the media time out, Drew Blackmun won the ensuing draw. The puck came out to Dom Garcia who passed it back to Michael Underwood at the point. Underwood passed it over to his left to Ryan Solomon. Solomon took a shot that was deflected belt high by Blackmun that went passed Hotte for his sixteenth goal on the season.

Down 2 – 0 with three minutes remaining in the second period, Johnstown would cut the Rebels lead in half. First, Aston defenseman Gvido Jansons went to the penalty box at the 15:42 mark for high sticking putting the Tomahawks on the power play. As time winding down with the extra attacker, Johnstown forward Hayden Rowan had the puck at the bottom of the far side faceoff circle inside the Rebels zone. He passed it across to Donovan Ott on the other side of the faceoff circle. Ott would send the puck back to Filips Buncis at the point. Buncis took a wrist shot that beat Rebels goalie Mareks Mitens glove side through a screen  to make it a 2 – 1 game.

Fourteen seconds later the Rebels would regain their two goal lead. After the faceoff the puck went back into the Rebels zone, Solomon would send a bounce pass off the far side boards up to Ryan Patrick. Patrick would carry the puck to the faceoff circle. He passed the puck back to a trailing Solomon who took a wrist shot that beat Hotte high glove side to make it a 3 – 1 game with 2:46 remaining in the middle period. It was the tenth goal on the season for the Northeastern University commit.

As time was winding down in the third period, Johnstown defenseman Andy Iehle had the puck behind his net. The former Jr. Flyer skated in front of his net and dumped the puck in the neutral zone. Justin Smith went to field the puck but it bounced off of his shin pad to Buncis. Buncis entered the Rebels zone along the far side boards. He took a wrist shot at the top of the faceoff circle that beat Mitens short side to make it 3 – 2 with 3:24 left in the game.

Hotte had 24 saves on 27 shots while Mitens turned aside 19 of 21 shots. Click here for the box score.

Despite having a thirteen point lead on the second place Tomahawks with ten games remaining in the season, the Rebels have a very tough schedule ahead of them. They will be on the road for eight of those games including four against Johnstown and three against New Jersey, who is only six points behind the Tomahawks. Johnstown and the Titans begin a three game series next weekend in New Jersey.

The Rebels will complete a five game home stand next Friday night against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights on Team Photo giveaway night. It will be the last meeting of the regular season between the two teams.

Rebels overcome delay and defeat Generals 3 – 2

The Rebels received goals from Ryan Patrick, Auggie Moore and Ryan Solomon to help propel them to a 3 – 2 win over the travel weary Northeast Generals last night at the IceWorks Skating Complex.

The game was delayed for an hour and six minutes due to the Generals bus breaking down in Rhode Island. After waiting for over three hours for another bus, the Generals were able to arrive safe and sound and then road on the coattails of goalie David Fessenden to keep them in the game.

Northeast’s Tim Weinstein was called for boarding with 5:38 left in the first period to put the Rebels on the power play. After Andrew Hart won the draw deep inside the Generals zone he kicked the puck forward into the corner where it was intercepted by Northeast’s Kohei Sato. As Sato tried to break out of the zone, he was pickpocketed by Ryan Patrick. Patrick skated towards the top of the slot and passed the puck to Andrew Bellant. Bellant redirected the pass that was initially saved by Fessenden but the puck went into the air. As the puck was coming down Patrick skated hard to the net and tapped in the puck to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 with 4:21 remaining in the period. It was the eighth goal on the year for the reigning East Division player of the week.

Despite outshooting the Generals 25 – 1 after the first period, the Rebels led 1 – 0 heading into the second. Immediately following the conclusion of a Generals penalty, Gianluca Esteves brought the puck into Northeast’s zone. He passed it down low to Evgeny Yakovlev. Yakovlev went behind the Generals net. As he started to skate towards the slot he sent a drop pass to Auggie Moore. Moore was going behind the net and he passed it back to Esteves. As Esteves skated towards the near side faceoff circle he passed the puck through the slot to a wide open Moore who put it behind Fessenden to give the Rebels a 2 – 0 lead at 5:52 into the middle stanza.

The Rebels would take a 3 – 0 with 2:43 remaining in the second. Upon the conclusion of a Rebels penalty kill Peter Zhong would dump the puck behind the Generals net. Dustin Manz was forechecking on the play and pressured a Generals defenseman. The puck came up the far side boards to Carter Woolley who passed to his right to Ryan Solomon who took a one-timer that beat Fessenden. It was the Northeastern University commit’s ninth goal on the season.

The game then would start to change with excitement with 1:32 left in the second. Northeast’s Sato brought the puck out of his zone and fed it up to Weinstein. Weinstein went around Gvido Jansons towards the net. Jansons pulled him down from behind to force a penalty shot.

Sato was selected to take the penalty shot. After he picked up the puck at center ice, Sato skated toward the near side boards. As he tried to cut across the slot, Mareks Mitens lunged out to make a poke check to thwart the scoring chance.

The Generals would get on the board with 3:41 into the final period. Weinstein had the puck at the far side faceoff circle in his zone. He sent a cross-ice pass up to Sato. Sato broke into the Rebels zone on a two on one with Justin Jallen. Sato passed the puck across the slot to Justin Jallen who redirect directed the puck passed the fallen Mitens to make it a 3 – 1 game.

The Generals would cut the lead in half 8:32 left in the third. Bellant was called for roughing with 10:22 remaining in the period to put Northeast on the power play. With five seconds remaining on the Generals power play, Northeast’s Christian Thomas would win the draw deep inside the Rebels zone. He passed the puck back to Bret Parker who took a snap shot that beat Mitens short side to make a 3 – 2 game.

With five seconds remaining in the game, the Generals would win an offensive draw inside the Rebels zone. The puck would go back to Weinstein at the point. As Weinstein took a shot, Esteves threw his body in front of the puck to block it as time was expiring to preserve the win.

Mitens would save 19 of the 21 shots he faced while Fessenden turned aside 43 of 46 shots. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will meet again tonight at 7:05pm. It is skate night with the Rebels immediately following the game.