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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 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.

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.

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.