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Rebels blank Generals 5 – 0 and advance to division final series

The Philadelphia Rebels used a balanced scoring attack and relentless backchecking and forechecking en route to a 5 – 0 win over the visiting Northeast Generals in the fifth and deciding game of the Robertson Cup’s divisional semi-final series.

The Rebels now advance to the divisional final series against the winner of the New Jersey Titans and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights series that will be decided later today.

Brandon Stanley would give the Rebels an early 1 – 0 lead just 6:12 into the opening period. It ultimately would be the game winning goal.

After Northeast’s goalie David Fessenden stopped a backhanded shot from Eric Olson, the Generals’ Jeff Skinner picked up the rebound and went to clear the puck around the near side boards but it was intercepted by Bryant Gunn at the point. The Rebels defenseman took a wrist shot that Fessenden was unable to catch and Adam Peck tried to poke in the rebound but Fessenden made another pad save. The rebound, however, came right out to Stanley, who was positioned at the top of the crease, and he tapped in the loose puck behind Fessenden for his third goal of the playoffs.

The Rebels second goal was arguably one of the prettiest on the season.

After Jensen Zerban won the draw deep inside his own zone, the puck would come out to Aaron Maguyon who skated through center ice. As Maguyon got to the top of the far side faceoff circle, he stopped and made a drop pass to Zerban. The Air Force Academy commit sent a sensational cross-ice pass to a wide-open Carson Moniz in the slot and Moniz redirected the puck into open net to double the Rebels lead at 8:33 of the second period.

With Northeast pressuring in the Rebels zone, Peck would clear the puck into center ice where it was picked up by the Generals’ Colin Bilek. As the West Point commit went to pass the puck over to his defensive partner Ryan Rowland on this right, it was intercepted by Stanley who carried the puck into the near side corner. After battling for the biscuit, Stanley would send a short pass up to Peck along the boards. Peck would look to his left and he found an open Jimmy Glynn in the slot. Glynn would move to his left and backhanded the puck up high and past Fessenden into the net to give the Rebels a 3 – 0 lead with 7:55 remaining in the game.

Eighteen seconds later, the Generals’ Matthew Wiesner was called for head contact and received a game misconduct which resulted in a five-minute powerplay for the Rebels.

Slightly less then two minutes later, Zerban would score his third goal of the playoffs.

Moniz was behind his own red line and he sent a long outlet pass to Stanley along the near side boards. As Stanley gained the offensive zone line, he skated towards the net on a two-on-one with Maguyon. Stanley went to pass it over to Maguyon but Rowland blocked it with his stick. The puck would bounce off Rowland’s blade and came right out to a trailing Zerban who wristed it by Fessenden to give the Rebels a 4 – 0 lead.

Gunn would score an empty netter with twenty-four seconds remaining to make it a 5 – 0 game.

Rebels goalie Ryan Keane, who stood tall throughout the game, stopped all nineteen shots he faced while Fessenden turned aside 28 of 32. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels now will face the game five winner between the Titans and the Knights, which will be played later today at 5:00pm at Middletown’s Ice World. The Rebels will be the home team for the divisional final series which will begin either Thursday, April 26 or Friday, April 27.

Zerban’s goal in triple overtime gives Rebels 4 – 3 win and forces game five

Jensen Zerban scored 5:29 into triple overtime to give the visiting Philadelphia Rebels a 4 – 3 win over the Northeast Generals to force a fifth and deciding game in the Robertson Cup divisional semi-final series.

The Generals took a 1 – 0 lead with 7:25 left in the first period on Louis Bourdon’s first goal of the series.

Colin Bilek would gain the line and dump the puck into the Rebels far side corner where Jeff Skinner picked it up at the faceoff dot. Skinner made a nice pass to an open Bourdon in the slot and he walked in all alone on Rebels goalie Ryan Keane and beat him through the five hole to make it 1 – 0.

With 3:15 left in the opening period, Rebels defenseman Bryant Gunn was called for interference to give Northeast the extra attacker. As time was winding down with the man advantage, the Generals would score their first powerplay goal of the series.

Matt Demelis started to set up the play when he sent a pass to Skinner in the near side corner. Skinner sent a return pass to Demelis back at the point. As Demelis started to skate towards his left, he circled and cut in the zone towards the Rebels net. As he started to cut across the slot, Demelis took a shot that beat Keane long side to give the Generals a 2 – 0 lead.

After trailing by two going into the second period, the Rebels scored three unanswered goals.

Kolby Vegara dumped the puck in the neutral zone where it was picked up by Northeast’s Michael Higgins.  The Generals defenseman went to put the puck back into the offensive zone but it was intercepted by Adam Peck who passed it up to Eric Olson along the near side boards. As Olson reached the top of the circle he took a shot that was tipped by Brandon Stanley in the slot past Northeast goalie David Fessenden to cut the Generals lead in half with 5:24 into the second.

The Rebels would even the score with 6:42 left in the middle period.

Stanley had the puck down low and took a sharp angle shot that Fessenden saved but the puck went up high into the air. As the biscuit hit the ice Stanley was able to circle around the net and pick up his own rebound. He skated towards the near side faceoff circle and took a wrister that was saved by Fessenden but Olson tucked in the rebound past the fallen Northeast netminder.

As the Generals went to set up in their own zone, the puck would go into the near side corner where Alex Frye won the battle for the loose puck and he sent it back to Diarmad DiMurro. The Rebels defenseman took a shot from the point that went wide but it hit the end boards and took a crazy bounce right out to Frye who was to the left of Fessenden and he poked in the rebound with 3:40 left in the second to give the Rebels a 3 – 2 lead.

The Generals would tie it with 3:07 remaining in regulation.

Skinner would win the battle for the puck in the near side corner. As he skated towards the faceoff dot, he took a sharp angle shot that was saved by Keane but Bilek would poke the puck past him to make it a 3 – 3 game.

After playing two overtime periods highlighted with several key saves by Fessenden and Keane, Zerban would become the hero in the third overtime period.

Aaron Maguyon would pick up the loose puck at the top of the near side faceoff circle and pass it up to Ryan Patrick. As Patrick gained the line in the offensive zone, he passed the puck over to Zerban on his left. As Zerban skated towards the net, he deked towards his right and beat Fessenden short side to win the game.

Both goalies played exceptionally well. Keane stopped 50 of 53 shots while Fessenden turned aside 54 of 58. Click here for the box score.

The fifth and deciding game will be played on Saturday, April 21 at 8:05pm at the IceWorks Skating Complex in Aston, PA.

Peterson’s two goals lift Rebels to 5 – 1 rout of Generals to even series

Forward Konur Peterson scored two goals to help propel the Rebels to a 5 – 1 rout over the visiting Northeast Generals to even the Robertson Cup divisional semi-final series at one game apiece.

In arguably their best game of the season, the Rebels dominated the game from the initial drop of the puck until the siren sounded to end the game.

After having to postpone Saturday night’s game due to poor ice conditions at the Class of 1923 Arena, the two teams played at the Rebels original home rink for two years at the IceWorks skating complex.

The Rebels would take an early 1 – 0 lead on Peterson’s first goal of the game.

Diarmad DiMurro would dump the puck deep in the offensive zone where was it picked up by Northeast defenseman Joseph Nagle behind his own net. As Nagle started to skate up along the end board he sent a return pass to Luke Perunovich who was to the left of Generals goalie David Fessenden.  Nagle went to make a cross-ice centering pass but it was intercepted by Alex Frey who immediately took a shot that was saved by Fessenden but the puck trickled through his legs and Peterson tapped it into an open net to make it a 1 – 0 game just 3:11 into the first period.

The Generals would tie it just 4:13 later.

Perunovich would bring the puck out of his own end through center ice. As he entered the Rebels zone he was taken off the puck by Bryant Gunn. As Gunn went to break up the ice he lost an edge and Matt Demelis would strip him of the puck. Demelis would deke around Rebels goalie Ryan Keane’s glove side and backhanded the biscuit into the back of the net to make it a 1 – 1 game.

After Frye was called for high sticking at the 9:14 mark, Northeast forward Alex Cohen was called for slashing a minute and a half later to make it 4 on 4 hockey. When Frye’s penalty expired, the Rebels had their first powerplay of the post season.

Jensen Zerban would take a shot from the top of the near side faceoff circle that was block by a Northeast defender and DiMurro would pick up the loose puck and send it back to Kolby Vegara at the point. Vegara took a snapshot that was saved by Fessenden but the rebound came out to Zerban who was to the right of Fessenden and Zerban drilled it past the fallen Generals netminder to put the Rebels back on top with 7:26 left in the first period.

Thirty-one seconds later Peterson would give the Rebels a two-goal lead.

Peterson would dump the puck around the Generals end board where Fessenden came out to intercept it. Fessenden would send a bounce pass high off the boards but Carson Moniz gloved it down and passed it over to Nico Appendino on his left. Appendino took a clapper that was redirected by Peterson out front and passed Fessenden to make it a 3 – 1 game.

With 1:23 left in the opening period, Matthew Wiesner was called for tripping to put the Rebels back on the powerplay. Eric Olson would make it 4 – 1 Rebels with seventeen seconds remaining in the first.

After Frye won the draw deep inside the Generals zone, the puck would go back to Moniz at the point. Moniz would pass it over to Appendino who walked the line towards his right and passed to Ryan Patrick at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Patrick took a shot that was saved by Fessenden but Olson tapped in the rebound to give the Rebels a 4 – 1 lead.

Brandon Stanley would finish the scoring just twenty-six seconds into the second period.

As the Generals tried to bring the puck through the neutral zone, a Northeast defender was stripped of the puck by Stanley who raced down the near side boards. As Stanley skated towards the faceoff dot he took a wrist shot that beat Fessenden long side to make it a 5 – 1 game. Fessenden was pulled for Marko Sturma.

Keane, who was very sharp, stopped 24 of 25 shots while Fessenden and Sturma combined to turn aside 22 of 27. Click here for the box score.

The series now moves to the New England Sports Village where games three and four will be played on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

Generals stun Rebels 3 – 0 in game one

Playing in their first NAHL post season game, the visiting Northeast Generals stunned the East Division regular season champion Philadelphia Rebels by winning 3 – 0 in the first game of this best-of-five divisional semi-final series.

The opening period was a feeling out process between the teams, with an up and down game and limited shots (total of twelve).

After getting the butterflies out of their system, the Generals scored two goals a minute and a half apart from each other in the second period.

Jeff Skinner would score ultimately the game winner just 7:44 into the middle stanza.

After Northeast dumped the puck deep inside the offensive zone, Rebels netminder Ryan Keane retrieved the loose puck and went to send it up along the far side corner but it was intercepted by the Generals’ Colin Bilek. The West Point commit was checked off the puck by Bryant Gunn and the loose puck went back behind the net where Kolby Vegara went to pick it up. However, it was intercepted by Skinner who tried a wraparound shot that was saved by Keane but Skinner picked up his own rebound and lifted it up high past Keane to score the Generals first-ever playoff goal.

A minute and a half later the Generals would double their lead.

After Nico Appendino’s shot was saved by Northeast goalie David Fessenden, the rebound came out to Ryan Brogan who headmanned the puck to Brian Chambers who brought the puck up along the near side boards. Chambers would enter the offensive zone on a two-on-one with Michael Higgins. As Chamber skated to the top of the faceoff circle he sent a cross-ice pass to Higgins who wristed past Keane to mae it 2 – 0 Generals.

As the Rebels penalty killed just ended, the puck went into the Generals zone where it was picked up by Brady Gaudette and he passed it up to Colin McCabe. As McCabe gained the line, he took a wrist shot that bounced off Keane’s shoulder and trickled behind him and into the net with six minutes remaining to close out the score.

Keane stopped 17 of 20 shots while Fessenden turned aside all 24 shots for the shutout. Click here for the box score.

Game two of this best-of-five series begins at 7:05pm.

Patrick scores as time expires to give Rebels a 3 – 2 win over Tomahawks

Ryan Patrick scored right before the siren went off to end the game to give the visiting Philadelphia Rebels a 3 – 2 win over the Johnstown Tomahawks. It was the Rebels 40th win on the season.

Tender Aaron Bohlinger scored his first NAHL career goal just 2:09 into the first period to give the Rebels the early lead.

After Jimmy Glynn fought off Tomahawks’ defenseman Chase Davidson for the loose puck, Glynn sent a pass along the end boards to Patrick in the near side corner. Patrick sent a touch pass back to Bohlinger at the point and the Walden, NY native took a wrist shot on goal that found its way through a screen and past former Rebel Jack Leavy short side to make it 1 – 0.

Bohlinger was called for holding at 8:10 into the opening period to give the Tomahawks the man advantage.

After Bryant Gunn cleared the puck into the Tomahawks zone, Leavy set up the play to the right of his own net for Toby Sengvongxay. The Johnstown defenseman skated out of his own zone to center ice where he circled and found Roman Kraemer on his right. Kraemer would enter the offensive zone and skated around Rebels defenseman Tyler Pohlig and in on Ryan Keane and Kraemer beat the Rebels netminder down low to tie the game at one at the 8:41 mark.

Auggie Moore would give the Rebels the lead again with 6: 34 left in the first.

Chase Hamstad would pick up the loose puck at center ice after it went off the skate of Tomahawks’ forward Joe Kile. Hamstad would skate along the far side boards into the offensive zone and towards the net. As he started to circle the net, Hamstad left the puck to the right side of Leavy and Moore jammed the puck short sided past Leavy for his twelfth goal on the season.

The Tomahawks would tie it at 4:06 into the second period on Kraemer’s second goal of the game.

With time winding down on coincidental penalties, Sam Solensky picked up the loose puck at center ice and passed it over to Kraemer on his left, who entered the offensive zone on a 3 on 2. As soon as Kraemer crossed the blue line, he sent a drop pass to Solensky who immediately sent a return pass back to Kraemer. Kraemer would skate behind the Rebels net and scored on a wraparound to even the score.

Tomahawks’ forward Christian Gorscak was called for tripping with 1:51 left in the game to put the Rebels on the powerplay.

With ten seconds left in regulation, Patrick had the puck at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Looking to set up the play, he passed it over to Nico Appendino back at the point. Appendino sent the puck to Alex Frye at the near side faceoff dot. Frye took a slapshot that was saved by Leavy but Patrick was there to jam in the rebound past Leavy to give the Rebels the win as the buzzer started to sound.

Keane stopped 18 of 20 shots while Leavy turned aside 31 of 34. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will finish out the regular season tonight starting at 7:05pm at the War Memorial.

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.

Rebels’ Defenseman Bryant Gunn Makes NCAA Commitment to Amherst College

The Philadelphia Rebels, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that defenseman Bryant Gunn has committed to play NCAA Division III Ice Hockey for the Amherst College Mammoths, who play in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). His commitment begins in the fall of September 2018.

Gunn, 19, has six points (1 goal and 5 assists) in thirty-four games this season. The Carmel, IN native a +4 plus/minus ratio. He is a graduate of independent AAA hockey powerhouse Culver Military Academy.

“I’m very honored and excited to announce that I’ll be attending Amherst College next fall for hockey” stated Gunn. “I would like to thank my family, teammates, coaches and everyone else who has helped me along this journey” concluded Gunn.

“I am glad for Gunner” said Rebels head coach Joe Coombs. “He is an integral component of our blueline, I know he will do well at Amherst” stated Coombs.

Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, the Mammoths are coached by Jack Arena. This season the team had an 11-9-5 record. Amherst College has appeared in four NCAA Championships and have won three NESCAC titles.

Rebels win 5 – 2 to complete weekend sweep over Titans

The visiting Philadelphia Rebels used a balance scoring attack en route to a 5 – 2 victory over the New Jersey Titans to complete a weekend sweep between the two teams.

The Rebels win, coupled with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s overtime loss to Johnstown, increased the team’s lead in the East Division by ten points.

After a scoreless first period, the Titans would get on the board first.  New Jersey’s Todd Goehring was called for roughing at 1:15 to put the Rebels on the powerplay. Eight seconds later Nick Boyagian scored his second shorthanded goal of the season. After Ryan Naumovski intercepted the puck he fed Boyagian with a pass and the Titans forward took a shot that squeaked by Rebels netminder Ryan Keane to give the Titans a 1 – 0 lead.

The Rebels then would go onto score five consecutive goals to change the game’s outcome.

With Titans defender Eric Manoukian looking to clear the zone behind his own net, he sent a wrap around pass up the near side boards that was intercepted by Eric Olson. Olson immediately turned to his right and sent a pass to a wide-open Adam Peck in the slot and Peck redirected the biscuit past Titans’ netminder Matt Ladd to tie the game at one with 3:11 remaining in the second. It was Peck’s eleventh goal on the season.

After the Titans won the draw deep inside the Rebels zone the puck would go to the far side boards where Kolby Vegara picked it up and sent it high off the glass to center ice to Ryan Patrick. Patrick passed it over to Jensen Zerban on his right. The speedy forward entered the Titans zone and sent a return feed to Patrick who redirected the puck past Ladd into the back of the net to give the Rebels a 2 – 1 lead with 1:38 left is the middle stanza.

The Rebels would take a two-goal lead just :53 into the third period on Konur Peterson’s fifth goal on the season.

New Jersey’s Ryan Wheeler entered the Rebels zone but was stripped off the puck by Alex Frye. Frye would send a bounce pass off the far side boards to Brandon Stanley. Stanley entered the offensive zone on a two-on-one with Peterson. As Stanley skated towards the top of the faceoff circled he passed the puck over to Peterson on his right and the Mt. Horeb, WI native wristed it past Ladd to make it 3 – 1 Rebels.

The Rebels would make it 4 – 1 with 13:23 left in the game.

Bryant Gunn would pick up the puck behind his own net and sent it up along the near side boards to Austin Martz who passed the puck up to Jimmy Glynn at the red line. Glynn would enter the Titans on a two-on-two with Martz. As Glynn entered the offensive zone he took a sharp angle shot that was saved by Ladd but the puck trickled passed him for Glynn’s second goal on the season.

Aaron Maguyon would close out the Rebels scoring to make it 5 – 1 with 6:39 remaining in regulation.

After Keane made a right pad save the rebound would go up to Nicolas Appendino who sent the puck to Zerban. The Air Force Academy commit would immediately pass it up to Patrick. Patrick sent a return pass to Zerban who entered the Titans zone. Zerban took a shot that was saved by Ladd but he couldn’t control the rebound and Maguyon tucked it in for his thirteenth goal on the season.

New Jersey’s Justin Bofshever scored with 2:59 remaining to make it a 5 – 2 game.

Keane stopped 32 of 34 shots while Ladd turned aside 27 of 32. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels will leave on Wednesday to begin a three-game series starting on Thursday against the Northeast Generals.

Moniz’s goal in overtime gives Rebels 4 – 3 win over Generals

Defenseman Carson Moniz’s scored with 2:03 left in overtime to give the Rebels a 4 – 3 win over the visiting Northeast Generals. It was Moniz’s second goal of the game. The victory gave the Rebels five points out of a possible six during this weekend’s three game series between the two teams.

With 4:13 into the opening period Northeast’s defenseman Colin McCabe was called for tripping to put the Rebels on the powerplay. As time was about to expire with the extra attacker, Diarmad DiMurro was bringing the puck up out of his zone and left a drop pass for Moniz at his own blue line. Moniz immediately sent a pass to Friday night’s star Ryan Patrick along the far side boards. As Patrick skated into the zone he immediately stopped at the top of the faceoff circle and passed it back to moving Moniz who took a one-timer that beat Northeast goalie David Fessenden short side to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 lead at 6:11 into the first period.

After Fessenden fanned on a clearing pass behind his own net defenseman Sviatoslov Kuchynski would pick up the puck and send a pass up to Matthew Rutigliano at center ice. Rutigliano would enter the Rebels zone on a two on one. As Rutigliano skated to the far side faceoff circle he took a shot that was saved by Eli Billing but the deep rebound came back to Kuchynski who was following up on the play and he took a wrist shot that beat Billing to tie the game with 10:18 left in the first.

With Jordin Holmes’ penalty expiring, Northeast forward Brady Gaudette had the puck at the top of the near side faceoff circle. He sent a high cross-ice pass to Louis Boudon. Boudon would catch and drop the puck to the ice and skate to the bottom of the far side faceoff circle. Boudon sent a pass back to Justin Jallen. Jallen took a slapshot that was saved by Billing but the rebound came out to Boudon who was to the left of Billing and he knocked in to give the Generals a 2 – 1 lead with 6:30 left in the second.

With two seconds remaining in the middle period and the faceoff in the Generals zone, head coach Joe Coombs pulled Billing for the extra attacker. Adam Peck would take the draw at the far side dot. Peck won the draw as the puck immediately went to Auggie Moore on his right. Moore guided the puck back to Eric Olson who took a one-timer that beat Fessenden glove side to tie the game at two.

With the game tied going into the third period, Jensen Zerban would with the draw at his own far side faceoff circle. The puck would go back to Bryant Gunn who sent a pass back to Kolby Vegara behind his own net. Vegara looked to set up the play and brought the puck out of his own zone along the near side boards. Vegara took it end to end. As Vegara started to cut across the goal mouth he snuck the puck between Fessenden’s legs and into the net to give the Rebels a 3 – 2 lead with 14:08 left in the period.

With 1:59 left in the game, Northeast head coach Bryan Erickson called a time out. Colin Bilek would win the draw deep inside the Rebels zone. The puck would go back Jallen who was at the top of the near side circle. Jallen took a shot that was tipped up in the air in front of the Rebels net. The puck would go over a fallen Billing and Kuchynski jammed in the loose puck to tie the game at three with 1:57 remaining.

Like the first game of this series, this game was going to overtime and the Rebels wanted a different outcome. With 2:25 left in the extra period, Andrew Bellant would bring the puck up along the near side boards and into the Generals zone. Bellant went to pass the puck to Olson at the top of the slot but the puck was touched by a Northeast defender. As the puck was going out of the zone, Moniz kept it in at the far side blueline and passed the puck down low to Olson. Olson went to make a pass out front to Peck but it was blocked and the puck came out to Moniz in the slot and he took a shot that beat Fessenden high glove side to win the game.

Fessenden turned aside 25 of 29 shots while Billing stopped 24 of 27. Click here for the box score.

By earning give points this weekend and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights being swept by the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, the Rebels now lead the East Division by four points over the Knights. The two teams will meet next Friday and Saturday at the Class of 1923 Arena.

Bellant’s goal in OT wins it for Rebels

Andrew Bellant’s goal 1:34 into overtime gave the Rebels a thrilling 2 – 1 win over the visiting Johnstown Tomahawks to complete a weekend sweep between the two teams. The victory also gives the Rebels a three-point lead over the second place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights in the East Division.

Unlike the previous night where the game was essentially over after the first period, last night’s match had more of a playoff feel between the two teams. It was very physical; a lot of neutral zone play and excellent goaltending from former Rebel Jack Leavy and current netminder Ryan Keane.

The Tomahawks would draw first blood when Rebels forward Alex Frye was called for slashing at the 8:08 mark of the opening period. After the ensuing faceoff was won by Johnstown, the puck would go to Joe Kile along the near side boards. The Tomahawks’ forward made a spin move to send the puck back to Toby Sengvongxay at the point. Sengvongxay would pass it to Donovan Ott at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Ott would immediately pass it down low to Andy Nedeljkovic. Nedeljkovic made a nice touch pass to Roman Kraemer in the slot and he buried the puck past Keane on a one-timer to give Johnstown a 1 – 0 lead at 8:27 into the first period.

Chase Davidson was called for holding with 4:54 left in the first to put the Rebels on their second power play of the night.

After a save was made by Leavy, the deep rebound would go back to Kolby Vegara at the far side point. Vegara would pass it to Bellant on his left. The Michigan Tech commit then sent a pass to Aaron Maguyon at the top of the faceoff circle. The Egg Harbor Township native stepped up and took a shot that was saved by Leavy but Maguyon picked up his own rebound in the slot and immediately passed the puck to Jensen Zerban at the side of the net and the Air Force Academy commit would put it into the open net to tie the game at one with 3:53 remaining in the first.

Despite being outshot 10 – 2 in the second period, the Tomahawks rode the coattails of Leavy who had to make some key saves to keep the game tied going into the third.

With a lot of center ice play and limited shots between the two teams in the third, the game would go into overtime.

With Ott trying to enter the Rebels zone he was met by Bryant Gunn at the near side blueline as the puck would go behind the Rebels net where it was picked up by Bellant. Bellant would leave it behind for Gunn who then skated up the ice. As Gunn brought the puck passed his own blueline he sent a pass to a streaking Jimmy Glynn along the near side boards. As Glynn got to the top of the faceoff circle he saw Bellant breaking towards the net. Glynn sent a cross-ice pass to Bellant who redirected the puck past a sprawling Leavy to give the Rebels the 2 – 1 win. It was the Rebels’ all-time leading goal scorer his eighth goal on the season.

Keane turned aside 14 of 15 shots he faced while Leavy stopped 29 of 31. Click here for the box score.

The Rebels will travel to New Jersey on Wednesday night to play the Titans at 7:00pm. It will be the Rebels last game before the holiday break.