Rebels to face Knights and Generals during Columbus Day Weekend
The Rebels will be playing three games in four days during this upcoming Columbus Day weekend. The Rebels will be visiting the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights on Friday at 7:30pm and then will play the Northeast Generals on Sunday, October 9 at 5pm and on Columbus Day, Monday, October 10 for a 2:00pm matinee.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights Overview
The Knights enter the weekend with a 4 – 5 record (eight points). They currently are in fourth place in the East Division. Their last game was a win on Tuesday against the Rebels where they overcame a 2 – 1 deficit with 4 minutes remaining in the game by scoring two goals in forty seconds for a 5 – 2 victory (two goals were empty nets). The Knights are led by Joseph Campolieto. He has ten points (1 goal and 9 assists) in nine goals. Vince Marino leads the team in goals with five. The goaltending tandem of Colt Hanks and Grant Valentine has a 3.10 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. Hanks has played in four games and has the better goals against average (1.94) and save percentage (.947). The Knights have the nineteenth best power play percentage in the league with 15.6%. They have fifth best penalty kill unit in the league with a 82.9%. The Knights will be playing the Northeast Generals on Saturday night.
Northeast Generals Overview
The Generals enter this weekend having a 0-8 record, and they are last in the East Division. They are one of two teams in the league who has yet to win a game so far. Their last game was a loss to the Rebels. The Generals will play at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday night and then play two games against the Rebels at IceWorks. The Generals have a 0-4 record against the Rebels, losing both games last weekend 5 – 0 and 7 – 1. The Generals are lead by Max Brainin with four points (1 goal and 3 assists). Anthony Tzveyn leads the team in goals with three. The Generals have a 4.63 goals against average and possess a respectable .900 save percentage. 1999 birth year Gabe Vinyl has a 3.83 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. The Generals are 13.6% on the power play while they have a 73.% penalty kill unit.
The Rebels enter this weekend with a 7 – 2 record (14 points). They are second in the division, a point behind Johnstown. The Rebels are led by Andrew Bellant’s 13 points (6 goals and 7 assists) and Dom Garcia’s 12 points (4 goals and 8 assists). Bellant also leads the team in goals with six. The goaltending duo of Markes Mitens and Jack Leavy have a 1.89 goals against average and a .927 save percentage with three shutouts (all Mitens). The Rebels are fifth in the league on the power play with a 30.3% and they are seventh in the league on the penalty kill with 81%.