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Knights top the Rebels, 4-3

PITTSON, Penn. – The Wilkes/Barre-Scranton Knights topped the the Jamestown Rebels, 4-3, in their matchup on Friday, December 13 at Revolution Ice Centre.

The Knight’s regular season record is now 13-12-2-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL).

The Knights took an early lead against the Rebels, as Anthony Mastromonica netted his first of the game at just 3:29 of the opening period.

However, the Rebels responded with two quick goals to take a 2-1 lead; the first was scored at 5:48 and the second at 7:37.

With 2:01 left in the first period, the Knights tied up the game at two goals apiece as Artur Turansky tallied his fifth goal of the season, with assists from Zak Currie and Liam Haslam.

The Knights played a dominant second period and went on to take a two-goal lead after two periods of play.

Mastromonica scored his second goal of the game at 6:27, assisted by Sutton McDonald and Cam Cervone.

To wrap up the second period, Lincoln Hatten scored with 8:47 to go in the middle frame, giving the Knights their biggest lead of the game. Tyrone Bronte and Jordan Strand were credited with assists.

The score remained 4-2 in the Knights favor until a Rebels goal with 2:27 left in the third period cut the lead to 4-3.

Ultimately, the Knights fought off the Rebels for the final minutes of regulation and took the game, 4-3.

Zach Stejskal played a full game in net in the Knights victory.

The Knights return to action tomorrow, December 14, for a 4pm matchup against the Jamestown Rebels at Revolution Ice Centre.

 

Knights fall to the Nordiques, 5-2

PITTSTON, Penn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights fell to the Maine Nordiques, 5-2, in a 3 o’clock matchup on Friday, November 8th at Revolution Ice Centre.

The Knights’ record is now 9-10-1-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL) in regular season play.

“We need to be hard to play against and right now we aren’t doing that,” said Head Coach Tom Kowal.

The Nordiques posted two power play goals within ten minutes of regulation to gain a quick 2-0 lead.

However, a last-second goal for the Knights in the first frame put them within one of tying the game going into the second period. Liam Haslam netted the goal, with assists from Zak Currie and Nikita Asylaev

The second period resembled the first, as the Nordiques scored an additional two goals in the first half of the second period, to extend their lead to 4-1.

Currie capitalized on the power play with 8:28 remaining in the second period, with an assist from Haslam, to give the Knights’ its second, and last, goal of the game.

The Nordiques tallied a fifth goal with 6:13 left in the game, sealing a 5-2 victory.

Zach Stejskal played a full game in net and made 23 saves.

“We had plenty of chances to score and change the outcome of this game, and we were unable to take advantage of them,” said Kowal.

The Knights face off against the Nordiques again Saturday, November 9th, for a 7:00pm game at Danbury Ice Arena.

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.