Knights storm back to defeat Rebels, 5-2
October 4, 2016
Aston 2 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5 – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights scored five unanswered goals and erased an early Rebels lead to come away with a 5-2 win on Tuesday afternoon at home.
The Rebels jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the 1st period thanks to a pair of goals from defenseman Gvido Jansons. However, the Knights would slowly chip away at the lead, which included a goal later in the 1st period to get things going for the Knights from Michael Morrisey.
After a scoreless 2nd period, the Knights exploded for four goals in the final five minutes of the game. Sam Antonitsch scored with 4:40 remaining in the 3rd period to knot the game at 2-2. Less than a minute later, it was Vince Marino on the tail end of a nice passing play to pot the go ahead and eventual game-winning goal with under four minutes remaining in regulation. Curtis Carlson and Dorian Dawson added late empty-net goals to secure the win.
Knights defenseman Joseph Campolieto, who was named to the NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch List earlier in the day, had two assists in the win. Knights goalie Grant Valentine made 17 saves in the win, while Rebels goalie Mareks Mitens made 21 saves in the loss.