The Titans will travel to the Danbury Ice Arena this afternoon as they take on the Jr. Hat Tricks tonight at 7:00PM in the first meeting between the teams this season.
It will be the Red Buckets third straight road game in six days.
Jr. Hat Tricks vs. Titans Overview
Last season the Titans took six out of eight games against the Hat Tricks and won by a combined score of 40 – 23. Each team won a goal in overtime, and the Titans won the regular finale between them 5 – 4 in a comeback shootout win.
The Tricks went 7 for 31 (23%) on the man advantage while the Titans went 12 for 36 (33%). Danbury’s goaltenders had a combined 4.58 goals against average and .864 save percentage against the Titans while the Red Buckets goaltenders had a combined 2.83 goals against average and .926 save percentage against the Tricks.
Anthony Calafiore led the Titans with eleven points (6 goals and 5 assists) against Danbury last season.
Jr. Hat Tricks Overview
Danbury is currently in last place in the East Division with a 2-6-2 for six points. They are coming off a 4 – 3 home loss to the Jamestown Rebels (the teams split last weekend). They have won two of their last five games. The Hat Tricks have scored 21 goals on the season (28th in the league) while they have allowed 36 (20th in the league). Danbury is 0 for 22 (0%) on the powerplay (last in the league), yet they haven’t allowed a goal while on the man advantage. The Hat Tricks are 72.2% efficient on the penalty kill (24th in the league) although they have scored three shorthanded goals.
Gabe Dombrowski leads the Hat Tricks in total points with nine (5 goals and 4 assists) and goals (five). Wolfgang Govedaris has both of Danbury’s game winning goals. Hunter Young has a team high +5. Jackson Hughes has a team high 21 penalty minutes.
Danbury’s goaltenders have a combined 3.48 goals against average and .904 save percentage with no shutouts.
The Titans are currently in third place in the East Division with a 6-6-1 record for 13 points. They are coming off a 3 – 2 overtime road loss to the Northeast Generals (last weekend the team’s split), and they have won two of their last five games. New Jersey has scored 37 goals on the season (12th in the league) while they have allowed 44 (25th in the league). The Titans have converted on 17.9% (10 for 56) of their chances on the powerplay (17th in the league). They have allowed two goals while on the man advantage. The Red Buckets are 78.2% efficient on the penalty kill (21st in the league). The Titans have scored two shorthand goals.
Tommy Bannister leads the team with 14 total points (6 goals and 8 assists) while Brandon Avezov has a team high seven goals. Stephen Willey leads the team with two game winning goals. Avezov has a team best +4. Blake Farrell has a team high 64 penalty minutes.
The Titans goaltenders have a combined 3.34 goals against average and .892 save percentage with no shutouts.