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Knights defeat the Black Bears, 4-2

PITTSON, Penn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights defeated the Maryland Black Bears, 4-2. in their matchup on Saturday, January 11, at Revolution Ice Centre.

The Knights’ record in regular season play improves to 18-14-2-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL).

The Knights had to overcome a two-goal deficit, as the Black Bears tallied their only goals of the game over the course of the first period.

Artur Turansky put the Knights on the board first with 9:57 left in the second period. Jordan Strand and Tyrone Bronte earned assists on the goal.

The Knights went on to secure the 4-2 victory with three goals in the third period.

Lincoln Hatten netted the Knights’ second goal of the game off an assist from Bronte at just 5:03 of the final frame.

Four minutes and ten seconds later, Zak Currie scored on the power play with assists from Cadon Meyer and Johnny Kaljian

Hatten went on to score an empty net goal with 58 seconds remaining to solidify the win.

Zach Stejskal played a full game in net and was credited with this 14th win of the season.

The Knights return to action on Friday, January 17, against the Jamestown Rebels at Northwest Arena.

Knights Top the Black Bears in Overtime, 4-3

PITTSON, Penn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights topped the Maryland Black Bears in a 4-3 overtime victory on Friday, January 10, at Revolution Ice Centre.

The Knights record in regular season play  improves to 17-14-2-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL).

The Black Bears took a 1-0 lead after a scoreless first period, striking first at 12:13 of the middle frame.

With 7:08 left in the second, Zak Currie scored the Knights’ first goal of the game to tie it up, 1-1. Michael Sacco and Johnny Kaljian were credited with assists.

The Black Bears took back the lead with 4:42 left in the second, but the lead was short-lived.

Kaljian knotted the score up, 2-2, just 13 seconds later, with assists from Currie and Sacco.

Scoring opened up late in the third period when the Knights tallied their third goal of the game with just 3:15 left in the period. Spencer Kring scored on the power play, with assists from Tyrone Bronte and Lincoln Hatten.

The game was ultimately decided in overtime, however, as the Black Bears scored a late goal to tie the score at three apiece.

With 3:07 left in 5-minute overtime, Cadon Meyer scored the game winning goal, with assists from Sacco and Artur Turansky, securing the 4-3 overtime win for the Knights.

Alex Contey played a full game in net and made 23 saves.

The Knights face off with the Black Bears again tomorrow, January 10, for a 7pm faceoff at Revolution Ice Centre.

 

Knights Fall 4-3 in Back and Forth Game With Titans

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights fell to the New Jersey Titans, 4-3, in an overtime loss on Saturday, November 2, at Middletown Sports Complex.

The Knights’ record is now 9-9-1-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL) in regular season play.

“We need to work on the little things in our game,” said Head Coach Tom Kowal. “Our team works hard, but we need to work smarter.”

New Jersey opened scoring at 2:25 of the first period to take a 1-0 lead, however Knights’ goaltender Alex Contey would go on to hold off the Titans’ efforts throughout the rest of the period, including a power play opportunity for New Jersey.

With 6:25 remaining in the first period, Tyrone Bronte sent the puck glove-side past Titans net minder Patrick Pugliese to tie the game at one apiece going into the first intermission. Bronte’s linemates Lincoln Hatten and Johnny Kaljian tallied assists on the goal.

The score remained tied at one apiece until the Titans scored with 6:04 left in the middle frame, regaining a one-goal lead.

The Knights responded quickly, just two minutes and 16 seconds after the Titans’ second goal, with a second goal of their own. Jeff Bertrand scored on the only power play opportunity of the game, assisted by Bronte and Hatten.

The game headed into the third period with the score tied at two apiece.

Once again, the Titans regained the lead early in the period. At 5:16 of the third period, the Knights were trailing the Titans 3-2.

With 5:12 left in the third frame, Cadon Meyer scored from the point off of an assist from Kaljian to bring the score, once again, back to a tie.

Ultimately, the game had to be decided in overtime. The Titans scored halfway through the 5-minute span of 3-on-3 overtime to take the game, 4-3.

Contey played a full game in net and made 28 saves.

The Knights return to action on Friday, November 8, for a 7:00pm matchup against the Maine Nordiques at Revolution Ice Centre.