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The Knights Junior Hockey Combine Scheduled for July 13th has been canceled.
Any players looking to tryout for the Knights, email [email protected]
All other Camps are still on as planned!
This March and April the Little Knights Hockey Program will be hosting skills clinics at the Revolution Ice Centre to help train and develop different age groups for their next step in their hockey careers. Below are posted schedules with dates, times, and prices for the PEEWEE, Squirts, Mites, and Mites Development age groups. Please note the Liability Waiver and Youth Registration Form that will be needed to register your player. Contact [email protected].com for any questions!
Registration-SEE ALL SCHEDULES BELOW THIS FORM:
The teams and ones for February’s President’s Cup for u6, U8c, and U8b are set at the Revolution Ice Centre and are available below!
February 17th, 2018 U6: Little-Knights-Tournament-Flyer-Format-U6
February 17th, 2018 U8C: Little-Knights-Tournament-Flyer-Format-u8C
February 18th, 2018 U8B: Little-Knights-Presidents-Cup-Flyer-Mites-U8B
Photo Credit: Jessica Kovalcin
Sunday afternoon saw 2017-2018’s first meeting of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights and Philadelphia Junior Flyers at the Revolution Ice Centre. Following a shootout win in Philadelphia’s building last night, the Knights looked to duplicate their success and finish a long week off on a three-game winning streak.
The home team got off the the right start as Jake Fuss lifted the Knights to a 1-0 lead just 1:30 into the opening frame, set up by Anthony Starzi and Denys Arkhypenko. The Junior Flyers responded at 7:34 when Connor Leneghan tacked on an even-strength goal from Drew Platt.
With the score even at one, Fuss rallied the Knights power play unit just after time expired on their advantage, crashing through the slot and putting his own rebound home to regain the lead at 12:23. Two minutes and 20 seconds later, Anthony Starzi continued his stellar weekend with a snipe from the slot on an excellent feed from Peck down low in the corner. Peck’s helper extends his point streak to five games. Jake Fuss picked up the secondary assist, for his third point of the period.
The Junior Flyers would not fold, as with under three minutes remaining in the first, Nate Chuckran continued his strong weekend, tipping one past Knights goalie Jared Stahel on a perfect feed from Dennis Ruppe entering the zone.
After the high-scoring opening period, Philadelphia turned to goalie Albin Mulic to take the net in the second, replacing Tyler Sayger. Mulic was welcomed to the ice by Jake Fuss completing a hat trick just 10 seconds into the frame. Anthony Starzi and Denys Arkhypenko picked up another another pair of assists as the trio moved the puck well through the slot to find the twine.
Philadelphia didn’t wait long to answer. On a power play at 4:17, Skyler Thomas tipped a puck past Stahel off a point shot by Brian Seybold, set up by Drew Platt. Just 24 seconds later, the see-saw swung the other way as Tyler Nielsen re-installed the Knights two-goal lead off a shot from the slot, generated by crisp cycling from Rhett Padgett and Chris Petrone.
In a period dominated by penalties, the Knights recent shorthanded struggles reared their head again at 7:33 when Drew Platt beat the Knights kill to pull the Junior Flyers within one. The tally marked Platt’s fifth point in the series. The Junior Flyers man advantage wasn’t done as at 11:43, defenseman Tyler Pohlig tied the game at 5 by ripping a rocket past a screened Stahel set up with Dennis Ruppe’s second assist of the game. For Pohlig, it was his first EHL goal in his first EHL game.
Not satisfied with a hat trick or a tie, Jake Fuss struck twine for the fourth time at 17:24, set up once more by line mates Arkhypenko and Starzi. With 11 goals between the teams through 40 minutes, the stage was set for more of the high-scoring in the third.
It appeared that the volley of goals would continue after Adrian Martinez tied the game unassisted at 3:45 into the final period of regulation. Instead of following it’s predecessor’s suit, the third period then saw both teams buckle down defensively. Neither goalie blinked despite each side generating a few quality chances, and Philadelphia slightly carrying play.
The Knights, whose power play had been held scoreless, despite generating solid chances all afternoon, were given a late period boost when the Junior Flyers took a penalty with 2:30 to go. Consistent with their earlier efforts, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton did line up a few solid chances on net, but couldn’t best Mulic. As the penalty expired, Philadelphia pushed the puck out of their zone to force OT for the second-straight game.
In overtime, the Knights sent out the trio of Jake Fuss, Anthony Starzi and Rhett Padgett looking for two points. After countering a rush into their zone, Fuss swept a puck to Padgett over the left side of the Junior Flyers blue line. Padgett whipped a pass to an open Starzi in the slot, who in turn, picked his spot and buried the puck for the game-winning goal.
With the tally, Starzi has scored twice in each of the last two games and extends a four-game goal and point streak. In the last five days he has picked up seven goals and five assists. Jake Fuss in that same stretch has scored 5-5-10.
Led on this afternoon by Fuss’ 4-2-6 and Starzi’s 2-3-5, the Knights concluded their grueling week with a 3-1 record over their last four games. The team overcame a hard-working Junior Flyers opponent that tested them in almost every way imaginable. Now 7-10-0, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will look to keep rolling when they take on the Valley Junior Warriors and the New Hampshire Avalanche in a home-and-home split next Saturday and Sunday. Game times will be 2:30 pm EDT and 2:45 pm EDT, respectively. Stay tuned to www.wbsknights.com and Knights social media for all team news and updates!
Photo Credit: Jessica Kovalcin
The need for speed was well satisfied for those inside the Revolution Ice Centre Friday afternoon. The newly minted Philadelphia Rebels, fresh off their move from Aston, met the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights for an early September-scrimmage.
The Knights opened the competition at a blistering pace as their crop of new players established an aggressive tempo from opening face off, outshooting the Rebels 23-7 in the first frame.
Despite this, Philadelphia goalie Ryan Keane kept the Knights off the board through a period and a half of play, before he was pulled midway through the second. The agile netminder stopped all 30 shots he faced before the Rebels changed goalies.
The Rebels were the first team to score midway through the second period, pushing a puck through a scrum in front, past a diving Christian Stoever.
Shortly after, Stoever took an early seat to allow Kevin Lake a turn in goal as a part of the preseason rotation. The Knights added their first goal as the minutes wound down in the second, when Josh Fricks collected his own rebound and weaved his way around the goalie for the score. Tyrone Bronte was credited the primary and Kyrill Ulanov the secondary apples on the tally.
Minutes later, the Rebels inadvertently aided the Knights cause; on a delayed penalty call against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the Rebels pulled their goalie. A miscommunication along the benches during a Rebels change sent an errant pass banking off the sideboards, back and into the vacant Philadelphia net, giving the Knights a 2-1 lead at the end of two.
Fricks continued his blistering afternoon with an early goal in the third on a slick set up from Bronte down low, while Lincoln Hatten was credited with an assist as well.
The Knights continued to needle crisp passes through the offensive zone when Jack Olmstead sifted Gabe Temple a pass inside the blue line. Temple split a pair before flicking a pass back to Olmstead, who drew the goalie out of the net with a quick deke and score, building a 4-1 Knights lead. Kyrill Ulanov picked up his second helper of the day with the secondary.
Jake Fuss set up the game’s final goal when he fired a cross-slot pass to a crashing Tyler Nielsen, who put puck to twine to finalize a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5-1 victory.
Next week the Knights open their NAHL regular season at home with a 7:30 pm face off against the New Jersey Titans. To buy tickets in advance, call (570) 883-1100 or email [email protected]
Brand new equipment for the Revolution Ice Centre will be in place by late-August, when the rink will return to full functionality. The Knights organization is eagerly looking forward to the upcoming season for all of its hockey programs.
This past weekend saw the Knights host their Mites Summer Challenge at the Revolution Ice Centre. Team Brooklyn won took home the championship and team WBS Knights finished in second place.
The Knights would like to thank Team Brooklyn, The Valley Forge Minutemen, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, and their own Knights Team for their participation. Congratulations to all players, their parents, and coaches on a great tournament!
Click the following link for scheduling, details and registration form for the Knights Summer Challenge for June 10th, 2017 at the Revolution Ice Centre: Little Knights Summer Challenge
Click the following link for scheduling, details and registration form for the U-6 Summer Challenge for June 24th, 2017 at the Revolution Ice Centre: U-6 Summer Challenge