JAMESTOWN – Behind a strong all-around performance, the Jamestown Rebels defeated the first place in the East New Jersey Titans 5-2 on Friday night, cutting their playoff point deficit to two points.
In the first period, Jamestown took a 2-0 lead over the Titans thanks to two goals from defenseman Liam Hansson, which included a power-play goal.
Less than four minutes into the second period, New Jersey was able to cut their deficit to 2-1 after a goal scored by Titans forward Josef Glamos.
The Rebels answered back later in the period with their second power-play goal of the night, which was scored by Rebels forward Noah Finstrom, and would cap the second period scoring with Jamestown up 3-1.
Jamestown extended their lead to three goals in period three after a goal by Rebels forward Carter Korpi, extending the Rebel lead to 4-1.
Michael Outzen of the Titans did tack on another goal for the team to cap their scoring of the night, which made the score 4-2.
Finstrom scored his second goal on an empty net with three seconds left in regulation to end the game.
Between the pipes for the Rebels, Noah West finished the game saving 47 out of 49 shots faced.
With their victory, Jamestown jumped up to fifth place in the east with 41 points, two points behind the Maryland Black Bears for one of the four Eastern Divisional playoff spots.
The Rebels will be back in action Saturday night at 7:05, for their final game of the series vs. the Titans, and will be the Rebels “Pink the Rink” special.