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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.

 

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 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 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 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.

The Knights Shutout the Rebels, 4-0

PITTSTON, Penn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights shutout the Jamestown Rebels, 4-0, in a matinee matchup at Revolution Ice Centre on Friday, November 22.

The Knights’ record in Regular Season play improves to 11-10-1-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL).

Caydon Meyer opened the game with a power play goal at 6:20 of the first period, with assists from Nikita Asylaev and Christopher Rubenach.

The Knights entered the second period carrying a 1-0 lead over the Rebels, and went on to extend that lead to 3-0 by the end of the middle frame.

Artur Turansky tallied the second Knights goal of the game off of assists from Zak Currie and Lincoln Hatten, with 6:40 to go in the period.

Twenty-eight seconds later, Aaron Hamel scored the Knights’ third goal with assists from Sutton McDonald  and Shane Murphy

Lincoln Hatten scored the fourth goal of the game at 2:19 of the third period to close out scoring and secure the 4-0 victory, with assists from Brian Smith and Currie.

Zach Stejskal played a full game in net and recorded the shutout for the Knights.

The Knights face off against the Rebels once again tomorrow, November 23, at 3:00pm.

The Knights top the Nordiques, 4-1

DANBURY, Conn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights topped the Maine Nordiques, 4-1, in the NAPHL Showcase on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Danbury Ice Arena.

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

“We played a complete hockey game tonight,” said Head Coach Tom Kowal. “Every player played a part in the team earning two points and a win.”

The first period came and went without a goal from either team, however the Knights fought off three power play opportunities for the Nordiques to keep the game scoreless.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton dominated the second period and captured a three-goal lead.

Zak Currie put the Knights on the board with a power play goal at 15:38 of the middle frame, with an assist from Egor Postnov.

Four minutes and 42 seconds later,  Jordan Strand extended the Knights’ lead to 2-0. His goal was assisted by Currie and Lincoln Hatten.

To wrap up the second period, Currie recorded his second goal of the game and third point of the night to tally the third Knights’ goal, unassisted, with 4:34 remaining.

The Nordiques managed to score at 10:26 of the third period, however they could not overcome the deficit that the Knights generated going into the final frame.

Ultimately, an empty net goal from Spencer Evans sealed the 4-1 victory for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

“The team got back to the basics of finishing checks and being a tough team to play against, and it worked out for them,” said Kowal.

Zach Stejskal played a full game in net and led his team to victory.

The Knights return to action on Friday, Nov. 22 as they host the Jamestown Rebels.

 

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.