The Titans travel to Danbury later this afternoon to play the Jr. Hat Tricks for a mid-week game beginning at 7:00 PM tonight at the Danbury Ice Arena.
Jr. Hat Tricks and Titans Overview
This will be the fifth meeting between the teams with the Titans winning three of the last four contests by a combined score of 17 – 11. This will be the third meeting held at the Danbury Ice Arena.
The last time the teams met was on February 11 when the Titans won 5 – 3 as Nick Seitz lit the lamp twice and Stephen Willey had a goal and an assist.
Alex Krause has the most total points against the Titans with five (2 goals and 3 assists) while Shane Murphy has scored the most goals against New Jersey with three. The Jr. Hat Tricks are 5 for 18 (28%) on the power play (two of the three goals Danbury scored in the last game against the Titans were with the man advantage) while their goaltenders have a combined 4.01 goals against average and .878 save percentage against the Titans.
Seitz has the most points against the Tricks with six (4 goals and 2 assists) and goals (four). The Titans are 3 for 14 (21%) on the powerplay against Danbury while New Jersey’s netminders have a combined 2.73 goals against average and .932 save percentage.
Jr. Hat Tricks Overview
The Hat Tricks are currently last in the East Division with a 11-10-2 record for 24 points (although they have the fourth best winning percentage in the division with .522). Danbury has won four of its last ten games, and they are coming of a 3 – 2 home overtime loss to the Johnstown Tomahawks (Johnstown swept Danbury this past weekend). The Hat Tricks have scored 68 goals on the season (22nd in the league) while they have allowed 69 (third least in the league). Danbury is 18 for 97 (18.6%) on the powerplay (9th in the league), and they haven’t allowed a goal while on the man advantage. The Hat Tricks are 83.7% efficient on the penalty kill (8th in the league).
Porter Schachle (11 goals and 9 assists) leads Danbury in total points with 20, goals (eleven), game winning goals (two) and penalty minutes (146). Adam Shuchart and Ben Biester each have a team best +6.
Danbury’s goaltenders have a combined 2.86 goals against average and .911 save percentage with one shutout (Edvard Nordlund).
The Titans are currently in third place in the East Division with a 17-11-1-4 for 39 points (nine points behind division leading Johnstown). They are coming off a 2 – 0 road win over the Maryland Black Bears (the Titans swept Maryland this past weekend). The Titans have won four in a row, and they have won 9 out of their last ten games. They are the hottest team in the NAHL right now. New Jersey has scored 119 goals on the season (fourth in the league) while they have allowed 106 (15th in the league). The Titans have converted on 18.9% (24 for 127) on the powerplay (7th in the league). They have allowed five goals while on the man advantage. The Titans are 83.3% efficient on the penalty kill (tenth in the league).
Evan Werner leads the team with 29 total points (17 goals and 12 assists) and goals (17). Jack Ring, Werner and Seitz each have two game winning goals. Anthony Mollica has a team best +14. Brad Zona has a team high 101 penalty minutes.
The Titans have a combined 3.01 goals against average and .915 save percentage with one shutout (Christian Stoever).