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If you are interested in finding out more information regarding  the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Jr. Knights teams  for the upcoming 2014-2015 season please email: tkowal@wbsknights.com.  
11 Straight W's for Knights

11 Straight W’s for KnightsThe Knights picked up their eleventh straight win over the weekend as they went on to win all three of their match-ups during the EHL Veteran’s Day Showcase. The team faced off against the New England Wolves, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, and the Boston Bandits.

The initial game of the weekend came against the New England Wolves for the Knights. The Wolves got out to a quick lead on the road-weary Knights, but the league’s leading point-getter, Pontus Okerblad, tied the game at 1-1. Then, Steven Orizotti scored to put the team up 2-1 heading into the intermission. The scored stayed that way until the last minute of play in the second half when recent University of Maine commit Dan Perez scored an empty net goal. Defenseman John Regnart had an assist on all three Knights goals. The Knights went on to win the game 3-2.

In order to stay perfect through ten games, the Knights had to defeat the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs. The tenth straight win almost didn’t come for the Knights as they needed a shootout to determine the winner. Forward Zach Remers scored the game’s first goal on a play from Dan Perez. However, the Jr. Monarchs tied the game late in the second half. The two teams played out the 4-on-4, five-minute overtime to no avail. Heading into the shootout, goaltender Kenny Graham already had played a stellar game. He continued to stop all three shooters he faced in the shootout to give the team a chance for the win. The winning shootout goal went to Blake Brazil. Graham made 41 saves on 42 shots and added three more saves in the shootout.

The Knights needed extra time again to determine the winner of the third game of the weekend. Both teams scored once each half. The two goals were scored by Pontus Okerblad assisted by Hank Hilts and Tanner Bennett assisted by Austin Arnold and Steve Orizotti. The goal for Okerblad helped to solidify his spot at the top for points leaders in the league with 32 points – 24 goals, 8 assists. Blake Brazil became the hero of the game as he scored an unassisted, power play goal three minutes into the overtime period. Graham played again and made 24 saves on 26 shots.

In addition to the Knights eleventh consecutive win, the team has leaders in many statistical categories. The leading goal scorer in the EHL is Pontus Okerblad, who has 24 goals. He also leads the league in points with 32. The third highest point total in the league is 28 points and that belongs to Blake Brazil – 10 goals, 18 assists. University of Maine commit Dan Perez is fifth in the league in points with 16 goals, 10 assists for 26 points. Tanner Bennett holds the eighth spot in points totals in the EHL with 25 points. Goaltender Kenny Graham is currently ranked seventh in the league in goalie statistics. He has 13 wins, 3 losses, 2.04 GAA, .937 Save Percentage, and one shutout so far this season. Graham also leads the league in minutes played for a goaltender. 


by PaulMaciejewski posted 11/11/2014
WBS Knights CHOWDER CUP TEAMS

The Knights would like to announce that they will be placing two teams in the Senior Chowder Cup showcase held on July 17 – 20. They will be fielding a team in the Jr. A ELITE Division and also in the College Open Division. The Senior Chowder Cup is one of the most well-known summer hockey showcases on the east coast. The showcase has teams from all over the United States and Canada. In addition to the numerous amount of teams entered to play; scouts from many different junior leagues and NCAA Division I & III colleges are in attendance.

Playing for the Knights in this showcase will not only give you a chance to put your talents on display in front of many high level coaches and scouts, but it will also be a chance to try out for the Knights. The organization has always used summer showcase teams as tryouts for players looking for a roster spot in the program.

If interested in trying out for the Knights or for a chance to play in the Chowder Cup, please click on the following link, fill out the application, and mail it in with the appropriate fee.

Mailing address is as follows:

ATTN: Jonathan Park

12 Old Boston Road

Pittston, PA 18640

 

 

2014 Chowder Cup Application 


by PaulMaciejewski posted 05/21/2014
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