The Titans will travel to Danbury, Connecticut today to play the Jr. Hat Tricks tonight at 7:00PM at the Danbury Ice Arena.
Jr. Hat Tricks vs. Titans Overview
These teams haven’t played each other since the weekend of November 17 and 18 at the Ice Arena. They split the series with Red Buckets winning the opening game by a score of 4 to 1 while the Tricks won the second game 6 – 1. In all, the Titans have four of the previous five games by a combined score of 21 – 15.
Gabe Dombrowski leads the Tricks with six total points (2 goals and 4 assists) against New Jersey while Mike Salandra has scored the most goals (three) against them. Danbury is 1 for 12 (8%) on the powerplay. Danbury’s goaltenders have a 4.20 goals against average and .909 save percentage with no shututs.
Tommy Bannister (4 goals and 6 assists) and Anthony Calafiore (2 goals and 8 assists) each have ten points against Danbury while Bannister has the most goals (four). The Red Buckets are 40% (4 for 10) on the powerplay. Titans netminders have a combined 3.00 goals against average and .898 save percentage against the Jr. Hat Tricks.
Jr. Hat Tricks Overview
Danbury is currently in last place in the East Division with a 10-33-3 record for 23 points. The last time they played was this past Sunday when they lost on the road 5 – 0 to the Northeast Generals, and they have lost nine out of their last games. The Hat Tricks have scored 113 goals on the season (28th in the league) while they have allowed 195 (27th in the league). Danbury is 16 for 116 (13.8%) on the powerplay (28th in the league), and they have allowed four goals while on the man advantage. The Hat Tricks are 69.7% efficient on the penalty kill (last in the league) although they have scored four shorthanded goals.
Dombrowski leads the Hat Tricks in total points with 35 (18 goals and 17 assists) and goals (18). Boris Skalos leads the team with three game winning goals. Matthew Danziger has a team high +4 while Hunter Young has a team high 91 penalty minutes.
Danbury’s goaltenders have a combined 4.10 goals against average and .894 save percentage with no shutouts.
The Titans currently lead the East Division with a 35-12-2-0 record for 72 points. They are coming off a 7-6 come from behind road win over the Maine Nordiques (the Titans swept Maine this past weekend), and they have won nine out of their last 10 games. New Jersey has scored 191 goals on the season (second in the league) while they have allowed 135 (6th in the league). The Titans have converted on 17.6% (30 for 170) of their chances on the powerplay (16th in the league), and they have allowed five goals while on the man advantage. The Red Buckets are 83% efficient on the penalty kill (11th in the league). The Titans have scored eight shorthand goals.
Bannister leads the team with 57 total points (20 goals and 37 assists) while Calafiore has the most goals (22). Calafiore also has a team best six game winning goals. David Posma has a team (and league) best +38 (Note: four of the top ten players in the league who have the best plus/minus are Titans (Posma, Calafiore, Michael Young and Eric Charpentier)). Blake Farrell has a team high 133 penalty minutes.
The Titans goaltenders have a combined 2.67 goals against average and .911 save percentage with three shutouts (Andrew Takacs).