The Titans will host the first place Johnstown Tomahawks tonight at the Middletown Sports Complex starting at 7:00 PM.
Tomahawks and Titans Overview
This will be the sixth meeting between the teams and the fourth being played at the MSC. Johnstown has won four of the five games by a combined score of 18 to 12. The last time the teams met was on January 16 with the Tomahawks winning 6 – 3.
Jay Ahearn leads the Tomahawks with five points (3 goals and 2 assists) against New Jersey as well as goals (three). Johnstown is 2 for 11 (18%) on the powerplay. The Tomahawks goaltenders have a combined 2.71 goals against average and .915 save percentage with no shutouts.
Levente Keresztes leads the Titans with five points (2 goals and 3 assists) while he and Jake LaRusso each have two goals against Johnstown. New Jersey is 4 for 14 (29%) with the man advantage. Berk Berkeliev and Louden Hogg have a combined 3.34 goals against average and .919 save percentage against the Tomahawks.
The Tomahawks currently lead the East Division with a 16-4-2-1 record for 35 points. They are coming off a 3 – 1 home win against the Northeast Generals, and they are 9 – 1 in their last ten games. The Tomahawks have scored 95 goals (second in the league) on the season while they have allowed 62 (tenth in the league). Johnstown is 16 for 91 (17.6%) on the powerplay (11th in the league), and they have allowed eight shorthanded goals (most in the league). The Tomahawks are 81.6% efficient on the penalty kill (13th in the league).
Ahearn leads the team with 34 total points (17 goals and 17 assists) and goals (17). John Gelatt has five game winning goals. Gelatt has a team best +23. Max Neillleads the team in penalty minutes with 89.
Johnstown’s goaltenders have a combined 2.58 goals against average and .910 save percentage with two shutouts (Sam Evola).
The Titans are currently in fourth place in the East Division with a 10-10-1-4 record for 25 points (ten behind Johnstown). They are coming off the 6 – 2 home win against the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks, and they are 5 – 5 in their last ten games. New Jersey has scored 84 goals on the season (sixth in the league) while they have allowed 86 (21st in the league). The Titans have converted on 18.3% (17 for 93) on the powerplay (ninth in the league). They have allowed five goals shorthanded goals. The Titans are 88% efficient on the penalty kill (fourth in the league).
Evan Werner leads the team with 24 total points (15 goals and 9 assists), goals (15) and game winning goals (two). Anthony Mollica has a team best of +13. Brad Zona has a team high 63 penalty minutes.
Berkeliev and Hogg have a combined 3.18 goals against average and .907 save percentage with no shutouts.