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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.

 

The Knights Top the Rebels, 4-1

PITTSON, Penn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights topped the Jamestown Rebels, 4-1, in their matchup on Sunday, January 5 at Revolution Ice Centre.

The Knights record is now 16-14-2-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL) in regular season play.

The Knights took a two-goal lead in the first period, with Johnny Kaljian striking first to put the Knights on the board with 4:15 left in the first frame. Anthony Mastromonica recorded an assist on the goal.

22 seconds later, Jordan Strand scored an unassisted goal to give the Knights’ a 2-0 lead going into the second period.

Brian Smith doubled the Knights’ lead to 4-0 with two goals in the second period, one with 9:24 left in the period and the second with 2:10 remaining. Beck Moore recorded an assist on both goals, while Shane Murphy and Tyrone Bronte also were credited with assists.

The Rebels tallied their first and only goal with 2:19 left in the third period, however they could not overcome the three-goal deficit.

Zach Stejskal played a full game in net and recorded his second victory of the weekend.

The Knights return to action on Friday, January 10, for a 7pm matchup with the Maryland Black Bears.

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 top the Nordiques, 3-1

LEWISTON, Maine – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights topped the Maine Nordiques, 3-1, in a road matchup at Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Tuesday, November 26.

The Knights’ record in regular season play improves to 12-10-2-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL) with the win.

Shots were almost even throughout the first period, with the Nordiques leading 13-12. The first period ended with a goal for Maine with 3:21 left in the frame, giving them a 1-0 lead entering the second period.

The Knights responded with two goals in the second period to take the lead, and they would keep it for the rest of the game.

Mike Manzo struck first at 9:49 to tie the game, 1-1, with assists from  Brian Smith and Jordan Strand.

1 minute and eight seconds later, Johnny Kaljian scored to put the Knights ahead, 2-1. Anthony Mastromonica tallied an assist on the second Knights goal.

Once again, shots in the second period were close, with the Knights outshooting the Nordiques 17-16.

Zak Currie‘s goal with 9:34 remaining in the third period sealed the 3-1 victory for the Knights, with Lincoln Hatten and Artur Turansky tallying assists.

Zach Stejskal played a full game in net and recorded 40 saves.

“We struggled a bit to find our legs in the first period, but we were able to reset and refocus during the intermission,” said Head Coach Tom Kowal. “After that, I thought we put together two good periods of hockey.”

The Knights return to action Wednesday, November 27, for a 2pm rematch against the Maine Nordiques at Androscoggin Bank Colisee.

 

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.

 

The Knights fall to the Black Bears, 5-2

ODENTON, Maryland — Despite a two-goal game from Lincoln Hatten and 27 saves from Alex Contey, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights fell to the Maryland Black Bears in its Saturday night matchup at Piney Orchard Ice Arena on October 26th.

The Knights’ regular season record is now 8-7-0-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL).

“We took too many penalties and got caught up in undisciplined play,” said Head Coach Tom Kowal. “It cost us.”

The Knights broke open the scoring early in the first period as Hatten netted his first goal of the game, just four minutes and 16 seconds into regulation. Hatten snagged the puck from a Black Bear defenseman and went on to tuck it past Maryland goaltender Andrew Takacs’s glove side.

Maryland scored a power play goal with 5:32 remaining in the first period to end the period with a 1-1 tie.

As the second frame began, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wasted no time in regaining its lead. Hatten netted a second goal in a mere 65 seconds of second period play, sending a backhand shot past the netminder off of an assist from Johnny Kaljian.

Contey was extremely influential in preserving the Knights’ 2-1 lead through two high-pressure Black Bear power plays. However, Maryland capitalized on a third power play opportunity of the second period to tie up the score, 2-2.

Maryland pulled away with the help of a third power play goal late in the second period, and fourth goal early in the third period to secure a 4-2 lead.

Ultimately, the Knights could not recover after Maryland netted a fourth unanswered goal and fell, 5-2.

“In the end we couldn’t make up the difference,” said Kowal. “We worked hard, but we have to work smarter in the games ahead.”

Point leaders for the Knights this weekend were Hatten, Kaljian, and Jordan Strand. Hatten tallied three goals over the course of two games, including last night’s overtime game-winner and both goals in tonight’s loss. Kaljian recorded three assists, including the primary assist on Hatten’s game-winner, and Strand recorded a goal and an assist in yesterday’s action.

Contey played two full games and recorded a .85 SV% through the weekend.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights return to action on Wednesday, October 30th, for a 2:00pm matchup against the New Jersey Titans at Revolution Ice Centre.