The Rebels will be hosting the Johnstown Tomahawks on Sunday, October 29 at 6:20pm and then on Monday, October 30 at 7:00pm. The Rebels will be wearing special jerseys both games which will be auctioned off after Monday night’s game. The proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen of Philadelphia.
Rebels vs. Tomahawks Overview
The Rebels have played the Tomahawks four times this month so far winning all four games by a combined score of 17 – 4, including a 4 – 0 shutout back on October 14. The last time these two teams met was on October 15 with the Rebels winning 5 – 1. Andrew Bellant has had the most points against Johnstown with five (2 goals and 3 assists). Brandon Stanley has scored the most goals with three. The Rebels are 5 for 17 on the powerplay (29%) while goalie Ryan Keane has played in three of the games and he possesses a 0.667 goals against average and a .967 save percentage with one shutout.
Ben and David Schmidling along with Andrew Andary each have two points against the Rebels. The Tomahawks have yet to convert on a powerplay in the four games going an 0 for 16. Vinnie Purpura has played in two and a half games against the Rebels posting a 4.34 goals against average and a .859 save percentage.
Johnstown Tomahawks Overview
The Tomahawks are currently in last place in the East Division with a 2-13-1 record for five points. They are 19 points behind division leader Northeast Generals. Johnstown is 0-4-1 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 4 – 3 overtime loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights on October 21. Forward Joe Kile leads the Tomahawks with seven points (all goals) and goals. Mitchell Hale has the most penalty minutes on the team with 51.
To date, the Tomahawks have scored 28 goals on the season (21st in the league) and they have allowed 66 (most in the league). Johnstown is sixteenth in the league on the powerplay having converted on 19.3% of their chances while they are ranked twenty first in the league on the penalty kill, preventing the opposition from scoring 66.7% of the time.
Johnstown’s goalies Purpura and Brit League have a combined 3.85 goals against average and a .879 save percentage with no shutouts.
The Rebels enter these two games with an 11-1-0 record for twenty-two points. They are two points behind the Generals although the Rebels have SIX games in hand. The Rebels are 4-1-0 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 3 – 1 loss to the WBS Knights. Bellant leads the team in total points with eleven (5 goals and 6 assists) and he is tied with Auggie Moore with the most goals on the team with five. Bellant also leads the team in penalty minutes with 38. Jensen Zerban has the most game winning goals with three. Julian Makary and Diamard DiMurro are tied for the team’s best +/- category with a +7.
The Rebels have scored 40 goals in twelve games this season (tied for eighth in the league) while they have allowed 20 (least amount in the league). The Rebels have the second best powerplay in the league converting on 34.2% of their chances while they are ranked fifth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 86.8% of the time.
Goalies Keane and Eli Billing have a combined 1.69 goals against average and a .928 save percentage, with one shutout (Keane).
Meet & Greet
There will be a meet and greet with the team immediately following Sunday night’s game.
The Rebels will be auctioning off their pink jerseys this weekend via Dash. Fans can bid on the jerseys be either texting “DASH” to 66866 or visiting their favorite app store and downing Dash Auction.