EHL Recap: Knights Downed by Philadelphia Revolution

On Sunday, the Knights met the Philadelphia Revolution for the second-consecutive afternoon. The Revolution, who staged a comeback win the day before, kept their foot on the gas pedal in game two.

Things started quickly for the Philadelphia attack. Forward Kyle Bradley scored the games first two goals at 3:12 and 10:10, respectively. Jerry Scatena had the helper on the first tally while Reid Zimmerman added one to the second.

Martin Kapoian continued his successful weekend with his team’s third goal at 11:28 (Justin Meers, Samir Abouelhana) as did Bryce Witman, who added his third goal of the back-to-back at 14:59. The score of 4-0 held through the end of the period.

Jared Stahel replaced Knights starting goalie Thomas Walker to start the second period, but penalties continued to be called against the Knights, a trend that spilled over from Saturday’s action. Spending much of the period shorthanded, the Knights were unable to jump-start their offense. The chances they did generate were stopped by Revolution netminder, Logan Kramsky.

While the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton penalty kill was perfect through the first 40 minutes, the Revolution were able to hem the Knights in their own zone, scoring three goals in the middle frame. Bryce Whitman scored two to complete a hat trick while Samir Abouelhana chipped in one of his own. Assists came from Jake Russo and Jake Faulkner on the 5th goal, Justin Meers and Austin Mininger on goal number six,  and Jake Russo and Austin Morgan on the 7th.

The third period saw the slew of calls continue against the Knights, leading the Revolution to finally tally a power play goal on their 8th attempt as part of a 5-on-3 advantage. The goal was scored by Jake Russo at 7:34. The Knights killed all remaining penalties they faced in the contest to go 13-16 on the weekend shorthanded (81.3%).

The Revolution finished things off with goals from Noah Bradley at 14:54 (Kyle Bradley, Tino Alunni) and Jake Faulkner at 18:48 (Austin Morgan, Bryce Witman).

The Knights will look to bounce back as they head out on the road this Friday, first to take on the Vermont Lumberjacks on October 13th at 4:10 pm. They’ll then face the Valley Jr. Warriors on Saturday, October 14th at 9:10 am. Both games will be broadcast on hockeytv.com and live updates on in-game action will be posted to www.easternhockeyleague.org’s game center and on the Knights twitter @WBSKnightsEHL.