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).