The Maryland Black Bears lost to the Jamestown Rebels 5-3 Friday night. The Rebels came out hot scoring two first-period goals and outshooting the Black Bears 13-3. Although the shot total for the Black Bears picked up in the second period, the offense remained stagnant and was unable to convert any of their opportunities in the first or second period. On the other hand, the Rebels scored two more times in the second period going up 4-0 after the first forty minutes.
The offense finally woke up in the third period for the Black Bears. Forward Daylon Mannon broke the ice with a score assisted by Matteo Menotti on a power play. Jake Sujishi continued the comeback attempt scoring on another power play with an assist from Captain Quinn Warmuth. The Rebels responded moments later with a goal of their own to make it 5-2. The Black Bears never gave up and showed tremendous heart in the third period. Luke Mountain continued his hot streak and led the last comeback effort for the Black Bears with a goal assisted from Bobby Batten and Jonathan Young. Goalie Kevin Lake was pulled with three and a half minutes left in the game, but the third-period comeback push was too little too late.
Tonight’s loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Maryland Black Bears. The Black Bears continue their playoff push and will look for revenge against the Jamestown Rebels tomorrow at 7:05 in the Northwest Arena.