Rebels Split Weekend Series With First-Place New Jersey

Jamestown’s Janis Vizbelis scores the Rebels’ fourth goal during a 5-3 win over New Jersey in NAHL East Division action Friday night at Northwest Arena. P-J photo by Chad Ecklof

The Jamestown Rebels split a pair of North American Hockey League games against East Division-leading New Jersey at Northwest Arena over the weekend.

On Friday, Liam Hansson scored a goal and had two assists; Carter Korpi and Janis Vizbelis had a goal and an assist apiece; Jordan Cormier and Joe Teasdale both had two assists; and Seth Bergeron and Tyler German each found the back of the net for the Rebels (21-30-1-2).

Fifth-place Jamestown jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first period, courtesy of goals by Korpi, German and Bergeron. New Jersey’s Matthew Iasenza had the Titans’ goal.

New Jersey (37-13-0-1) narrowed the gap in the second period on a goal by Chris Garbe, assisted by Gavin Gulash and Michael Outzen.

In the final period, Vizbelis and Hansson scored for the Rebels. Cade Penney had the lone tally for the Titans, assisted by Michael Outzen and Matt Cameron.

Jamestown’s Carter Korpi skates with the puck during Saturday’s NAHL East Division game against New Jersey at Northwest Arena. P-J photo by Chad Ecklof

Noah West claimed the win in net for the Titans, stopping 30 shots. Patrick Pugliese took the loss after making 25 saves.

On Saturday, the Titans turned the tables as Ole Andersen, assisted by Jake LaRusso and Shane Haviland, broke a 1-1 second-period tie for a 2-1 win.

Gulash opened the scoring in the first period, assisted by LaRusso and Shane Haviland at the 9:45 mark. The Rebels tied the game when Noah Finstrom found the back of the net, with helpers from Spencer Cosway and Renars Karkls.

West stopped 36 shots for Jamestown. Ryan McInchak made 26 saves for New Jersey.


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