The Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks visit the Middletown Sports Complex today to play the Titans in a Matinee game beginning at 1:30 PM.
Jr. Hat Tricks and Titans Overview
This will be the first time these teams have met since opening weekend back on October 9 and 10. They split the series with the Hat Tricks winning the season opener 3 – 2 in overtime while the Titans won the second game 4 – 3.
Alex Krause leads the Tricks with three points (2 goals and 1 assist) against the Titans as well as goals (two). Danbury is 3 for 11 (27%) with the man advantage. The Hat Tricks’ goaltenders have a combined 2.96 goals against average and .894 save percentage against New Jersey.
Joe Schubert (1 goal and 1 assist) and Nick Seitz (2 assists) each have two points against Danbury. Six different Titans have scored a goal against the Tricks. The Titans are 1 for 7 (14%) with the extra attacker while goaltenders Berk Berkeliev and Louden Hogg have a combined 2.96 goals against average and .915 save percentage against Danbury.
Jr. Hat Tricks Overview
The Hat Tricks are currently last in the East Division with a 6 – 4 record for 12 points. However, the team just resumed play after a long hiatus this past Sunday for a two-game series against the Maryland Black Bears in Maryland. The teams split their series and the Hat Tricks are coming off a 3 – 2 loss. The Hat Tricks have scored 33 goals on the season while they have allowed 29. Danbury is 10 for 51 (19.6%) on the powerplay (8th in the league), and they haven’t allowed a goal while on the man advantage. The Hat Tricks are 78.9% efficient on the penalty kill (18th in the league).
Mark D’Agostino (6 goals and 4 assists) leads Danbury in total points with 10 and in goals (six). Six different Hat Tricks have scored a game winning goal. Joshua Burke has a team best +5. Nolan Barrett leads the team in penalty minutes with 95.
Danbury’s goaltenders have a combined 2.80 goals against average and .899 save percentage with no shutouts.
The Titans are currently in fourth place in the East Division with an 9-10-1-4 for 23 points (twelve behind division leading Johnstown). They are coming off the 3 – 1 home win to the Maine Nordiques, and they are 5 – 5 in their last ten games. New Jersey has scored 78 goals on the season (sixth in the league) while they have allowed 84 (21st in the league). The Titans have converted on 17.8% (16 for 90) on the powerplay (10th in the league). They have allowed five goals while on the man advantage. The Titans are 87.3% efficient on the penalty kill (fifth in the league).
Evan Werner leads the team with 23 total points (14 goals and 9 assists), goals (14) and game winning goals (two). Anthony Mollica has a team best of +12. Brad Zona has a team high 61 penalty minutes.
Berkeliev and Hogg have a combined 3.22 goals against average and .904 save percentage with no shutouts.