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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.  
U16 American Wins Both over Weekend

The Jr. Knights U16 American team set off for Connecticut over the weekend to go to battle against the Connecticut Wolfpack. The Jr. Knights ended the weekend with two wins – winning 4-2 on Saturday and 6-1 on Sunday.

The Jr. Knights started the first game of the weekend on the right foot, even after having bus legs. They played a good road game defensively and picking and choosing their spots to attack. The game was scoreless until there was 2:32 left in the second period when the Wolfpack broke the tie. After the intermission, the Jr. Knights answered back when Ryan Reifler scored 6 minutes into the stanza. The Wolfpack struck back about a minute later, but the Jr. Knights scored three straight after that. The three unanswered goals were scored by Reifler, Dominick Rinaldi, and Sky Swavely. Flamur Berisha had an assist on Rinaldi’s goal and Swavely assisted on Reifler’s. Goaltender Evan Ruschil made 23 saves on 25 shots to get the win.

The Jr. Knights started the scoring in the second match-up between the two teams. Forward Jimmy Petuch scored with assists coming from Ryan Reifler and Mitchell Forgash with 2:24 remaining in the first period. The score stayed 1-0 until the Wolfpack scored in the beginning of the third period. However, the Jr. Knights came back strong to score five straight goals. Grigorijs Holodkovs scored twice while Flamur Berisha, Dylan Gulick, and Mitchell Forgash each had a goal apiece. Team captain Dominick Rinaldi ended the game with three assists. Holodkovs also assisted on two goals to end the game with 2 goals, 2 assists.

“It was good to see some consistency for once,” explained Head Coach Jon Park. “It’s been tough for these guys to put together a complete game, but they played two really good games over the weekend.”

The Jr. Knights U16 American team faces off against the New Jersey Rockets at home in their next game. 


by PaulMaciejewski posted 10/22/2014
Knights Win 2 against Applecore

The Knights went on a road trip to the Brewster Ice Arena over the weekend to battle against division foe New York Applecore. The Knights took both games against the Applecore by scores of 7-0 and 5-3.

The visiting Knights played a near perfect defensive game to start the weekend against the Applecore. Knights goals were scored by Pontus Okerblad (2), Cole Karklins, Stephen Kelly, Kyle Stevens (2), and Dan Perez. The Knights allowed 32 shots on net – 17 in the first period alone. However, the scoring chances were kept to a minimum and the majority of the shots were kept to the outside. Goaltender Kenny Graham took the win and the shutout for the team.

The Applecore came out with a much better effort against the Knights in the Sunday match-up. The first period ended up being scoreless for both teams. Knights forward Blake Brazil opened up the scoring with the assists coming from Steven Orizotti and Tanner Bennett. Pontus Okerblad scored two minutes later on the power play. The Applecore answered back to get on the board with 46 seconds left in the second period. After the second intermission, the Knights started out the scoring by netting two goals within three minutes of each other. Stephen Kelly and Tanner Bennett potted the two goals with the assists coming from Orizotti, Hilts, and Brazil. The Applecore scored two more times, while Blake Brazil finished the scoring for the Knights. Goaltender Kenny Graham started for the second consecutive game and made 23 saves on 26 shots for the win. 


by PaulMaciejewski posted 10/22/2014
Knights Win 2 Lose 1 at Showcase

The Knights traveled to Hudson, New Hampshire for the EHL Columbus Day Showcase over the weekend. The weekend’s lineup included match-ups against the Valley Jr. Warriors, Boston Jr. Rangers, and the East Coast Wizards.

The Knights started the weekend with a 3-2 win against the Valley Jr. Warriors. The team did all of its scoring in the first half with goals coming from David MacGregor, Zach Remers, and Tanner Bennett. Blake Brazil and Pontus Okerblad both contributed with two assists. Goaltender Kenny Graham made 15 saves on 17 shots.

The Boston Jr. Rangers proved to be a more difficult task for the Knights. Remers scored the lone goal for the team with assists coming from Tanner Bennett and John Regnart. Remers’ goal came 1:13 into the second half of the game, however, the Jr. Rangers were already ahead by three by that time. The Knights went on to lose the game 4-1.

The Knights got back on the winning track as they defeated the East Coast Wizards the next day by a score of 5-3. The opposing teams traded goals in the first half to end the stanza 2-2. Knights’ Steven Orizotti and Cole Karklins scored with assists coming from Lukas Olehn, Sandy Gray, David MacGregor, and John Regnart. The second half of the game was a much more dominant effort for the Knights. They scored three goals to the Wizards’ one. The goals were scored by Dan Perez, Sandy Gray, and Zach Remers.


by PaulMaciejewski posted 10/14/2014
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
Marcus Joseph Drafted to MN Magicians NAHL

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights are pleased to announce that Marcus Joseph (U18AAA) has been drafted by the Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League.

Marcus Joseph is a 5-foot-10-inch, 1997-born defenseman from nearby Mountain Top, Pennsylvania. Joseph plays with an edge and has developed all aspects of a high-level hockey player. He has played his entire youth hockey career with the WBS Knights. Last season, Joseph accumulated 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points in 24 AYHL regular season games for the Knights U18AAA team. This upcoming season, Joseph has signed to play for the Knights U18AAA team. The Minnesota Magicians drafted Joseph in the 7th round, 140th overall of the NAHL Entry Draft.

The Minnesota Magicians were formed to play in the NAHL in 2013, and they play out of the Midwest Division. The home rink of the Magicians is the Richfield Ice Arena. Last season, the Magicians ended the season with a 21-31-8 record – last in the Midwest Division. With additions like Marcus Joseph, they hope to improve on that record and establish themselves as a powerhouse in the highly competitive NAHL. 


posted 05/21/2014
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