The Rebels will travel back up to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to play the Knights for two games to complete a three-game series that started on Wednesday between these two teams at the Revolution Ice Centre. Saturday night’s game will begin at 7:30pm and Sunday’s game will commence at 2:00pm. This will be the fourth and fifth games of an eight-game road swing for the Rebels.
Rebels vs. Knights Overview
This will be the fifth and sixth games between the two teams. The Rebels have won three of the four by a combined score of 14 – 11. The Rebels won this past Wednesday’s matinee 6 – 3 with Jensen Zerban scoring two goals.
Justin Engelkes leads the Knights with six points (2 goals and 4 assists) against the Rebels. Three players have four points respectively against Philadelphia: Matt Kidney (all assists), Tyrone Bronte (1 goal and 3 assists) and Mike Gelatt (3 goals and 1 assist). Gelatt also has scored the most goals against the Rebels with three. WBS is 3 for 18 (17%) on the powerplay in four games. Goaltenders David Tomeo and Christian Stoever have a combined 3.50 goals against average and .889 save percentage.
Four Rebels’ players have four points against the Knights: Auggie Moore (2 goals and 2 assists), Diarmad DiMurro (1 goal and 3 assists), Ryan Patrick (3 goals and 1 assist) and Andrew Bellant (all assists). Patrick has scored the most goals with three. The Rebels are 3 for 14 (21%) on the powerplay. Netminders Ryan Keane and Eli Billing have a combined 2.75 goals against average and a .904 save percentage against WBS.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights Overview
The Knights are currently in second place in the East Division with a 14-6-3 record for 31 points. The Knights have won two of their last five games, and they are coming off of a 6 – 3 home loss to the Rebels. Forward Jack Olmstead leads the team in points with 24 (12 goals and 12 assists), goals (12), game winning goals (three) and best +/- with +11. Reed Robinson has 22 points (10 goals and 12 assists) and Kidney has 21 points (9 goals and 12 assists). Kiryll Ulanov has the most penalty minutes on the team 35.
The Knights have scored 78 goals in 23 games so far (second best in the league) and they have allowed 72 (18th most). The Knights are fifteenth in the league on the powerplay (19%) while they are fifth in the league on the penalty kill with a 85.8%.
Netminders Stoever and Tomeo have a combined 2.93 goals against average and a .906 save percentage with no shutouts.
The Rebels lead the East Division with a 16 – 4 record for 32 points. They also have the best winning percentage in the league with a .800. The Rebels are 4 – 1 during their past five games, and they are coming off of a 6 – 3 road win against the Knights.
The Rebels have three players tied with fourteen points: Zerban (8 goals and 6 assists), Aaron Maguyon (7 goals and 7 assists) and Bellant (6 goals and 8 assists). Zerban leads the team in goals (8) and game winning goals (three). Bellant also has the most penalty minutes on the team with 52 while DiMurro has the best +/- with a +8.
The Rebels have scored 67 goals in twenty games (fourth best in the league) while they have allowed only 40 (second best in the league). The Rebels are fourth in the league on the power play and have converted on 28.8% of the chances with the extra attacker while they are ranked fourth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 85.1 of the time.
Goalies Billing and Keane have a combined 2.00 goals against average and a .919 save percentage with one shutout (Keane).