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Appendino selected as East Division’s second star of the week; Stanley is honorable mention

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week for weekending February 18 and Rebels defenseman Nico Appendino was named the East Division’s second star while forward Brandon Stanley was honorable mention.

Appendino, who has been with the team for a little over a month, had two points last week, an assist in each Rebels win. The Kempten, Germany native has four points (all assists) in twelve games. This is the first time the highly skilled defenseman has been recognized by the league.

Stanley had three points (2 goals and 1 assist). He scored a goal in each of the Rebels wins. Stanley is fifth on the team in total points with twenty-four (14 goals and 10 assists). This is the third time that Stanley was named honorable mention, which included weeks ending October 15 and December 3.

Six Rebels selected to NAHL’s Top Prospects Tournament; Coombs to coach East Division

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) announced today the rosters for its Top Prospects Tournament which will be held February 27 – 28 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, MI. Six Philadelphia Rebels have been selected to play in this tournament: Aaron Maguyon, Eric Olson, Ryan Patrick, Luke Radetic, Brandon Stanley and Kolby Vegara.  Joe Coombs will the head coach for the East Division.

Maguyon, Patrick, Radetic, Stanley and Vegara will play for the East Division while Olson will play for the Selects White team.

Including his stats from Kenai River, Radetic is the Rebels leader scorer with forty-one points (22 goals and 19 assists). Maguyon is second on the team with thirty-eight points (17 goals and 21 assists) whereas Patrick is fourth on the team with points with twenty-eight (14 goals and 14 assists). Stanley has twenty points (10 goals and 10 assists), Vegara has sixteen points (4 goals and 12 assists) and Olson has eleven points (6 goals and 5 assists).

120 total players from the NAHL will be spread amongst six teams, who will play in two games each during the event. The event will feature teams that represent the four divisions in the NAHL: Central, East, Midwest and South, along with two NAHL Select teams (Red and White). Only those NAHL players without an NCAA commitment are eligible to participate in the 2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, with the exception of those who will be playing on the NAHL Selects team. Each of the teams will consist of a 20-man roster (12 forwards, 6 defensemen, 2 goaltenders). Each team will play two games at the event.

This will be the second straight year that Coombs will be the East Division’s head coach. He guided last year’s East Team to a 2 – 0 record.

2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament Schedule (subject to change, all times eastern)

Tuesday, February 27th
1:00pm: Midwest Division vs. NAHL Selects Red
4:00pm: South Division vs. East Division
7:00pm: Central Division vs. NAHL Selects White

Wednesday, February 28th
11:00am: NAHL Selects Red vs. South Division
2:00pm: Central Division vs. Midwest Division
5:00pm: NAHL Selects White vs. East Division

Maguyon and Radetic named honorable mention for NAHL’s East Division Star of the Week

The North American Hockey League has announced its Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending February 11 and Rebels forwards Aaron Maguyon and Luke Radetic were named honorable mention for the East Division.

Maguyon had two points (1 goal and 1 assist) in last Wednesday’s shootout win over New Jersey. He also scored a goal for the Rebels in the shootout. Maguyon is now second on the team in total points with thirty-eight (17 goals and 21 assists). This is the second straight week he has been named honorable mention. He also earned the same accolades for week ending November 19.  Maguyon was selected honorable mention for the NAHL’s forward of the month for November and December. He also was the East Division’s second star of the week for week ending November 5.

Immediately following his trade from the Brown Bears, Radetic had an assist in his only game as a Rebel but he also scored the game winning goal in the shootout against the Titans. Including his statistics from Keani River, the Chesterfield, MO native has forty-one points (22 goals and 19 assists) in forty-three games.

Maguyon and Patrick named honorable mention for East Division’s player of the week

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending February 4 and Rebels forwards Aaron Maguyon and Ryan Patrick were named honorable mention for the East Division.  This is the second time this season both players were named honorable mention together. The first time was for weekending November 19.

Maguyon had six points (3 goals and 3 assists) during this past weekend’s three game series against the Northeast Generals. He recorded his second hat trick on the season and a total of five points in Friday’s 8 – 1 win. “Mags” leads the team in total points with thirty-six (16 goals and 20 assists) and goals with sixteen. Maguyon was selected honorable mention for the NAHL’s forward of the month for November and December. He also was the East Division’s second star of the week for week ending November 5.

Patrick had four points (2 goals and 2 assists) over the weekend. “Rypat” is third on the team in total points with twenty-eight (14 goals and 14 assists). He was recently named honorable mention for the NAHL’s forward of the month for January. He was honorable mention for player of the week for week ending January 7.

Patrick, Vegara and Keane receive accolades for NAHL’s January’s awards

The North American Hockey League announced its monthly awards for January and Rebels forward Ryan Patrick, defenseman Kolby Vegara and goaltender Ryan Keane were named as honorable mention for their respective position.

Patrick had eleven points (5 goals and 6 assists) during the month. Through January, the Rebels captain was fourth on the team in total points with twenty-four (12 goals and 12 assists). He was named honorable mention for the East Division star of the week for week ending January 7.

Vegara had eight points (3 goals and 5 assists) last month. He has sixteen total points on the year through January (4 goals and 12 assists). He was honorable mention for the East Division’s star of the week for week ending January 21.

Keane had a 4 – 2 record while posting a 2.17 goals against average and .907 save percentage in January. On the season, Keane has a 1.92 goals against average and .918 save percentage with one shutout.

Peck selected East Division’s second star of the week while Olson is honorable mention

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week for weekending January 28 and Rebels forward Adam Peck was selected as the East Division’s second star of the week while teammate Eric Olson was named honorable mention.

Peck had three points (2 goals and 1 assist) in the Rebels two game sweep over the New Jersey Titans this past weekend, including the game winning goal in Friday night’s 2 – 1 victory. The Williston, VT native is fifth on the team in total points with twenty-two (11 goals and 11 assists).

Olson had two points in two games. He assisted Peck on both of his goals. The Calgary, AB native has eleven points on the season (6 goals and 5 assists).

Glynn and Vegara named honorable mention for NAHL East Division weekly awards

The North American Hockey League announced it Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week for weekending January 21 and Rebels forward Jimmy Glynn and defenseman Kolby Vegara were named honorable mention for the East Division.

Glynn scored his first NAHL goal in Saturday’s 4 – 1 win over Johnstown. The Lemont, IL native has six points on the season (1 goal and 5 assists). This is Glynn’s first year of junior hockey.

Vegara had three points (1 goal and 2 assists) during this past weekend, including the Rebels first goal in Saturday’s victory. The Boston, MA native has fifteen points (4 goals and 11 assists) on the season with a +11 +/- ratio.

Rebels alum Brennan Kapcheck nominated for Hobey Baker Award

The nominees for the 2018 Hobey Baker Memorial Award have been announced today and Rebels alum Brennan Kapcheck is one of them.

The award recognizes the top NCAA men’s ice hockey player in the nation. Nominations were given by sports information directors from Division I schools.

The annual fan ballot contribution to help determine the winner of the 2018 Hobey Baker Award is available online. Fans can cast their vote by going to www.voteforhobey.com.

Kapcheck spent two seasons with the Rebels before he committed to American International College. He was the Rebels 2016-17 defensive player of the year. He also won two prestigious NAHL awards last season including: All-NAHL First Team and All East Division team.

He is currently a freshman at AIC, and he has eighteen points (6 goals and 12 assists) in twenty-four games.

This first phase of fan balloting will run now through March 4, 2018. Phase two of fan balloting will begin on March 14 from the list of Top Ten Hobey Baker finalists and will close March 25.

The fans’ vote accounts for a full one percent of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year’s award recipient.

Award criteria include candidates exhibiting the exceptional character traits of the award’s namesake, Hobey Baker. A legendary American hero, Baker was a World War I fighter pilot and was known as America’s greatest amateur athlete in his day, excelling at hockey and football at Princeton.

Award candidates must demonstrate strength of character both on and off the ice, contribute to the integrity of his team and display outstanding skills in all phases of the game.

Consideration should be given to scholastic achievement and sportsmanship.

Key Hobey Baker announcement dates for 2018 include:

  • Top Ten list of candidates: March 14
  • Hobey Hat Trick of three finalists: March 29
  • Hobey Baker Award announcement: April 6

The 2018 Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on Friday, April 6, 2018, during the NCAA Frozen Four championship in St. Paul, Minn. The award ceremony will be held at the Roy Wilkens Auditorium in the St. Paul RiverCentre and will be broadcast nationally on the NHL Network.

Frye named NAHL’s East Division’s second star of the week while Bellant is honorable mention

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week and Rebels forward Alex Frye was named the East Division’s second star of the week while teammate Andrew Bellant was named honorable mentioned.

Frye had a goal and two assists in this past Saturday’s 6- 1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. The Clarkston, MI native has sixteen points (7 goals and 9 assists) on the season. This is the second time this season that Frye received league honors. He was honorable mention for week ending December 3.

Like Frye, Bellant had a goal and two assists in this past Saturday’s win. The Michigan Tech commit has twenty-two points (9 goals and 13 assists) on the season. This is the third time Bellant has been recognized by the league. He was named honorable mention for weeks ending October 8 and December 17.

Moniz named NAHL’s East Division Star of the Week; Patrick honorable mention

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending January 7 and Rebels defenseman Carson Moniz was selected the East Division’s Stars of the Week while forward Ryan Patrick was named honorable mention.

Moniz was instrumental in the Rebels earning five points out of six this past weekend against the Northeast Generals. He had a total of four points (2 goals and 2 assists). His two goals came in Saturday night’s 4 – 3 win including the game winner with 2:03 left in overtime.

“Carson fought the injury bug in the first half of the season” stated Rebels head coach Joe Coombs. “He has played very well of late and we are expecting even more from him in the second half of the season” concluded Coombs.

Moniz has nine points on the season (4 goals and 5 assists). He is tied for the best +/- percentage on the team with a +10.

This is the first time Moniz has received any weekly and/or monthly recognition from the league.

Like Moniz, Patrick had four points this past weekend (3 goals and 1 assist). The team captain had a goal in Thursday night’s loss but his two goals in Friday night’s game helped lead the Rebels to a 5 – 1 victory.

Although Patrick is fifth on the team in total points with seventeen (10 goals and 7 assists), he is second on the team with ten goals.

Patrick was named honorable mention for East Division Star of the Week for week ending November 19.