Juniors vs. New York Saints Recap
NJ Titans-5, NY Saints-0
(Staten Island, NY)-In the Titans tour of the state of New York weekend, they opened up their post-Cyclones Showcase action with a weekend home-and-home set against the New York Saints. The Titans, knowing that a big weekend could catapult them to first place in the Mullen Division, approached the weekend with a focus and business-like manner knowing the importance of each and every game. A sluggish start to the game made the drama last a touch longer than the Titans wanted it to; however, rookie Casey Litwack broke the ice midway through the first with the opening goal to put the Titans up with a lead they would not give up.
The second period was highlighted by two Chris Deatrick goals, the first unassisted, with the second coming from JB Sarra, while Jason Zimmel sandwiched a goal in between Deatrick’s two with assists going to Pat Dwyer and Joe Torrisi. In the third, Pat Kearns closed out the Titans scoring from Dalton Bew and that closed the book on a rather uneventful third period in a win that pushed the Titans to a 7-0-0 record on the season. Grant Mitchell was in between the pipes and stopped all 13 Saint shots for the shutout, while the Titans amassed a remarkable 76 shots on the Saint goal.
NJ Titans-10, NY Saints-1
(Ramapo, NY)-With the venue shifting a bit more North and a bit more West for Sunday for a midday showdown with the Saints, the Saints might have been better off going to church on Sunday morning with a determined Titans squad coming in ready to capture first place. The onslaught started quickly for the Titans as Dalton Bew got the long trip off on the right foot with an early first period goal. He was followed up by a Chris Deatrick goal, before Bew cashed in again with assists going to Deatrick and Dan Reno. The second period was icing on the cake for the boys in red as they took to the power play to do their damage here. Bew finished off the hat trick just 3:10 into the second on the man advantage.
That followed up with two more consecutive power play markers from Dave Ramos and Matt Armenti to make it 6-0. Then Dan O’Keefe got adventurous using his “blazing” speed on a line rush and snuck a dribbler in past the Saint net minder. Ramos hit for his second of the game shortly thereafter, and Armenti closed the scoring out for the Titans in the second on a power play marker from O’Keefe and Matt Dornacker to put the Titans up 9-0 after two. Finally in the third, the Ramos line cashed in again with DJ Grogan getting on the board from Ramos to close out the Titan scoring before the Saints picked up a late power play marker to erase the donut from the scoreboard. The Titans finished with 51 shots on both Saint net minders while the Saints took 13 shots on Vincent Padula who stopped 12 of them.