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Knights fall to the Rebels in overtime, 3-2

PITTSTON, Penn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights fell to the Jamestown Rebels in overtime, 3-2, in a matinee matchup on Saturday, November 23, at Revolution Ice Centre.

The Knights’ record in regular season play is now 11-10-2-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL).

“We had our changes to score and didn’t capitalize,” said Head Coach Tom Kowal.

The first period proved to be a scoreless one, despite 10 shots from the Knights and four from the Rebels.

The Knights were the first to score in the middle frame as Zak Currie sent the puck past Rebels netminder Noah West at 1:46 of the period. Lincoln Hatten and Artur Turansky were credited with assists on the goal.

At 7:36 of the second period, the Rebels scored to knot the game at one goal apiece heading into the third period of play.

The Knights out shot the Rebels 12-4 in the second period.

With 9:56 remaining in the third period, the Rebels scored and took their first lead of the game.

However, Egor Postnov scored a shorthanded goal with just 1:17 remaining in regulation to tie up the score at two goals apiece, with an assist from Nikita Asylaev. 

The Rebels ultimately took the game in overtime, 3-2.

Zach Stejskal played a full game in net and recorded 18 saves against the Rebels.

“We did enough for one point, but not good enough to earn a four-point weekend,” said Kowal.

The Knights return to action on Tuesday, November 26, to take on a two-game road series against the Maine Nordiques.

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.

The Knights Fall to the Titans, 5-2

PITTSTON, Penn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights fell to the New Jersey Titans 5-2 on Friday, November 1st, at Revolution Ice Centre.

The Knights’ record is now 9-9-0-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL) in regular season play.

“We had a lot of opportunities throughout the game,” said Head Coach Tom Kowal. “Ultimately, we just couldn’t capitalize on the chances we were generating.”

New Jersey opened the game with two quick goals, the first at 4:29 and the second at 6:43 of the first period  to take a 2-0 lead.

With 3:01 remaining in the first frame, Zak Currie put the Knights within one goal of tying the game. Currie snagged the puck and took off on a breakaway, sending the puck past Titans’ goaltender Arseni Sergeev.

The score remained locked in at 2-1 throughout the second period, despite multiple opportunities for either team to tally additional goals.

The Knights fought through two penalty kills in the middle frame, and were out shot 10 – 9 by the Titans throughout the period.

The third period proved to be a high-scoring one as the Titans tallied three additional goals to ward off the Knights’ single third period goal.

New Jersey scored its third goal of the game at 5:33, and the Knights responded to come within one goal of a tie game again with 6:11 to go. Nikita Asylaev netted the Knights’ second goal, with an assist from Spencer Kring

The Titans sealed a 5-2 victory with a final pair of goals with 5:27 and 2:57 left in the game.

Zach Stejskal played a full game in net and made a total of 31 saves.

The Knights face off against the Titans again tomorrow, November 2, at Middleton Ice World Arena. Puck drop is slated for 7pm.

The Knights Fall to the Titans, 7-3

PITTSTON, Penn. — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights fell to the New Jersey Titans, 7-3, in a midday matchup on Wednesday, October 30, at the Revolution Ice Centre.

The Knights’ record is now 9-8-0-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL).

“We played one good period and expected that to carry us to a win,” said Head Coach Tom Kowal. “That isn’t how games happen in the NAHL.”

The Titans pulled away with an early lead in the first period, scoring three goals within the first eight minutes of regulation.

Tyrone Bronte netted the Knights’ first goal of the game with 3:10 remaining in the first period, with assists from Lincoln Hatten and Spencer Kring.

New Jersey extended its lead to 6-1 over the course of the second period.

At 1:25 of the third period, Kring opened up scoring to put the Knights within four goals. Hatten and Bronte were credited with assists.

Just under four minutes later, Nikita Asylaev scored to cut the lead down to three goals, with Egor Postnov and Zak Currie tallying assists.

Wilkes Barre/Scranton scored two early goals in the third period, however they ultimately could not recover from the 4-goal deficit as the Titans scored their final goal with 2:45 remaining in the game.

“Moving forward, we need to commit to playing the systems that we work on all week,” said Kowal.

Alex Conley and Zach Stejskal split the game, recording a combined total of 33 saves in net.

The Knights return to action on Friday, November 1, for another matchup against the New Jersey Titans at Revolution Ice Centre. Puck drop is slated for 7pm.