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Knights defeat the Rebels, 4-1

PITTSON, Penn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights defeated the Jamestown Rebels, 4-1, in their matchup on Saturday, January 4, at Revolution Ice Centre.

The Knights record in regular season play is now 15-14-2-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL).

The Knights’ first game of 2020 began with a scoreless first period.

However, the Knights went on to take a two-goal lead in the second period.

Jordan Strand struck first with 6:29 left in the second period, with assists from Johnny Kaljian and Tyrone Bronte.

With just 45 seconds left in the period, Artur Turansky extended the Knights’ lead to 2-0 off of assists from Cam Cervone and Strand.

The Rebels responded at 2:18 of the third period with their first goal of the game, but it wouldn’t be long before the Knights took over the scoreboard once again.

Egor Postnov scored his third goal of the season on a power play at 7:50 of the third period, with an assist from Nikita Asylaev.

Turansky netted his second of the game, and the Knights fourth goal against the Rebels, with 10:16 left in the third period. Christopher Rubenach and Postnov tallied assists on the goal.

Ultimately, the Rebels were unable to recover from the Knights’ three-goal lead and fell, 4-1.

Zach Stejskal played a full game in net.

The Knights return to action tomorrow, Jan. 5, for a rematch with the Jamestown Rebels.

Knights sweep series with Rebels in overtime win

PITTSON, Penn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights topped the Jamestown Rebels, 3-2, in an overtime win during their 4pm matchup on Saturday, December 14, at Revolution Ice Centre.

The Knights’ regular season record is now 14-12-2-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL).

The Knights established a lead with 40 seconds left in the first period as Artur Turansky sent the puck past Rebels goaltender, Jon Howe. Tyrone Bronte and Brian Smith recorded assists on the goal.

The Knights continued to be dominant on the scoreboard throughout the second period, establishing a 2-0 lead with 5:12 left in the second period. Nikita Asylaev scored on the power play to extend the lead, with assists from Johnny Kaljian and Christopher Rubenach.

The Rebels responded to the Knights’ two-goal lead with two unanswered goals in the third period to tie the game up at two apiece. The first Rebels goal came at 3:39 of the third period, and the second at 9:52.

The game was ultimately decided in overtime, and it was the Knights who emerged victorious.

Shane Murphy scored on a two-on-one, capitalizing off of a pass from Thomas Wray, just 2:01 into overtime.

Zach Stejskal played a full game in net and made 15 saves in the win.

The Knights return to action on Friday, December 20, for a 7:45 matchup against the Maryland Black Bears at Piney Orchard Arena.

 

 

 

Knights fall to the Rebels, 3-2

PITTSON, Penn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights fell to the New Jersey Titans, 3-2, in a matinee game on Wednesday, December 11, at Revolution Ice Centre.

The Knights’ record in regular season play is now 12-12-2-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL).

“We got away from playing the physical game we needed to play against a skilled team like the Titans,” said Head Coach Tom Kowal. “We didn’t take advantage of our scoring chances and the Titans did.”

The first period proved to be scoreless for either team, although the Titans outshot the Knights 15-12 in the first 20 minutes of regulation.

The Titans struck first at 5:04 of the second period to take a 1-0 lead, and the Knights entered the third period trailing by one goal.

At 3:56 of the third period, Jordan Strand tied up the game, 1-1, with a power play goal. Zak Currie and Tyrone Bronte recorded assists on the goal.

The Titans went on to extend their lead to two goals, scoring at 7:24 of the third period and again with 4:21 remaining.

With 26 seconds to go, Christopher Rubenach put the Knights within one goal again, assisted by Anthony Mastromonica. However, the Knights ultimately could not overcome the Titan’s one-goal lead and fell, 3-2.

The Knights return to play on Friday, December 13th, for a 7pm matchup against the Jamestown Rebels at Revolution Ice Centre.

Knights top Black Bears in overtime, 5-4

ODENTON, Maryland — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights emerged with a 5-4 overtime victory against the Maryland Black Bears on Friday, October 25th at Piney Orchard Ice Arena.

The victory improves the Knight’s regular season record to 8-6-0-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL).

“Ultimately, we battled through a high-scoring game and our chemistry as a team came together when it counted,” said Knights Head Coach, Tom Kowal. “Any win on the road against Eastern Division teams is great for us.”

Despite multiple scoring opportunities for both teams, the first period came and went without a goal scored for the Knights or the Black Bears.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton battled through two penalty-kills in the first frame, and ultimately could not capitalize on the power play when Maryland’s Thomas Jarman was penalized for interference. At the conclusion of the first period, the Knights led the Black Bears in shots, 10-8.

Maryland was the first to take the lead at 8:57 of the middle frame,  but the Knights responded swiftly, 3:23 later, as Beck Moore netted his first goal of the season. The goal came shorthanded and assisted by Trevor Scherer, with 9:40 remaining in the second period, knotting the score at one apiece.

Maryland ended the second period on top with a 2-1 lead, pulling ahead with 2:59 to go.

The third period action exploded in a procession of five goals. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton responded to an early third period goal from Maryland with three consecutive goals.

Zak Currie started the scoring frenzy at 8:52 of the frame, netting the second Knights goal on the power play with an assist from Nikita Asylaev and Caydon Meyer.

With 6:58 to go, Jordan Strand tallied the Knights’ second power play goal of the night to tie the game, 3-3. Meyer and Johnny Kaljian were credited with assists on the goal.

Liam Haslam gave the Knights its first lead of the game with 3:39 remaining, with assists from Strand and Christopher Rubenach.

However, a final rally from Maryland resulted in a game-tying goal with 10 seconds left to send the game into overtime.

It only took 67 seconds and one shot to decide the outcome of the game. A power play opportunity resulted in a dominant Knights performance in the offensive zone, as Lincoln Hatten scored his 11th goal of the season to win the game in overtime, with assists from Kaljian and Tyrone Bronte.

“Our special teams had a huge impact on the final score by putting up three power play goals and a short handed goal as well,” said Kowal. “Contey’s performance in net was amazing; his play gave us the opportunity to win in the end.”

Contey played a full game in net and recorded 24 saves in the Knights’ victory.

Wilkes-Barre Scranton and Maryland will meet again at 7:45pm tomorrow, October 26th, at Piney Orchard Ice Arena to round out the weekend.

Ahead of Draft, Rubenach Signs Tender

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights are pleased to announce the tender signing of forward Christopher Rubenach.

With the NAHL Draft looming, the Knights’ front office continues their efforts to put a team in place ready for a return to the playoffs next season. Another step forward comes with the signing of Rubenach.

An 18-year-old out of Denmark, Rubenach enjoyed success in the states with the Iowa Wild AAA youth hockey team last season, where he posted 28 points in 32 games at the midget level.

“Christopher is a high-end skilled forward that makes the players around him better,” said Assistant General Manager Justin Schreiber.  “We love the fact that his effort is consistent regardless of the circumstances.  We are excited to add a skilled forward like Christopher into the Knights organization.”

Rubenach’s efforts were rewarded during the 2018-19 campaign when the winger skated in two NAHL games with the Kenai River Brown Bears.  His success continued after the 01′ birth year was selected to represent his home country of Denmark in the U18 World Junior Championship. Rubenach skated in five games for Denmark, earning an assist and a bronze medal.