The Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks and New Jersey Titans will play in an afternoon game today at the Middletown Sports Complex with a puck drop slated for 2:00 PM. It is the second time in two weeks the teams will have played in a matinee.
Jr. Hat Tricks and Titans Overview
This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams. They met last Wednesday at MSC with the Titans winning 6 – 2. New Jersey has won two of the three games by a combined score of 12 – 8.
Alex Krause (2 goals and 1 assist), Luke Wheeler (1 goal and 2 assists) and Cody Hoban (3 assists) have three points each against the Titans while Krause has scored the most goals against New Jersey (two). Danbury is 3 for 15 (20%) with the man advantage. The Hat Tricks’ goaltenders have a combined 3.97 goals against average and .884 save percentage against the Titans.
Nick Seitz (2 goals and 2 assists), Tyler Nasca (1 goal and 3 assists) and Zach Nazzarett (1 goal and 3 assists) each have four points against Danbury while Seitz has scored the most goals (two). The Titans are 2 for 10 (20%) with the extra attacker while New Jersey’s goaltenders have a combined 2.65 goals against average and .935 save percentage against Danbury.
Jr. Hat Tricks Overview
The Hat Tricks are currently last in the East Division with a 7-5-1 record for 15 points. Danbury has won five of its last ten games, and they are coming of a 5 – 2 home win against the Northeast Generals. The Hat Tricks have scored 41 goals on the season (20th in the league) while they have allowed 39 (third in the league). Danbury is 13 for 60 (21.7%) on the powerplay (6th in the league), and they haven’t allowed a goal while on the man advantage. The Hat Tricks are 77.3% efficient on the penalty kill (18th in the league).
Newcomer Porter Schachle (9 goals and 6 assists) leads Danbury in total points with 15 and in goals (nine). Seven different Hat Tricks have scored a game winning goal. Jason Kleinhans has a team best +5. Nolan Barrett leads the team in penalty minutes with 113.
Danbury’s goaltenders have a combined 2.91 goals against average and .907 save percentage with no shutouts.
The Titans are currently in fourth place in the East Division with an 11-10-1-4 for 27 points (ten points behind division leading Maine with two games in hand). They are coming off the 6 – 5 home win to the Johnstown Tomahawks, and they are 6 – 4 in their last ten games. New Jersey has scored 90 goals on the season (fifth in the league) while they have allowed 91 (21st in the league). The Titans have converted on 17.9% (17 for 95) on the powerplay (11th in the league). They have allowed five goals while on the man advantage. The Titans are 87.0% efficient on the penalty kill (fourth in the league).
Evan Werner leads the team with 25 total points (15 goals and 10 assists), goals (15) and game winning goals (two). Anthony Mollica has a team best of +12. Brad Zona has a team high 65 penalty minutes.
The Titans have a combined 3.25 goals against average and .905 save percentage with no shutouts.