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Two second period goals doom Titans in 4 – 1 loss to Tomahawks

The Johnstown Tomahawks scored two second period goals in four minutes to defeat the visiting New Jersey Titans 4 – 1 in the first of four straight games between the East Division’s top two teams. The loss moved Johnstown one point behind New Jersey in the standings, although the Titans have five games in hand.

At 8:25 into the opening period Kyle Jeffers was called for tripping to give the Tomahawks the man advantage. With time winding down on the power play, Tristan Poissant won the draw deep inside the Titians zone. The puck went to Christian Gorscak on his right who sent it back to Malik Alishlalov at the far side point. Alishlalov sent a return pass to Gorscak who took a shot from the top of the faceoff circle that founds its way through a screen and off the body of Titans netminder Arseni Sergeev and into the net to give the Tomahawks a 1 – 0 lead.

With 8:36 left in the second period, Shane Haviland’s third goal of the season tied the game. As Gorscak brought the puck in the Titans zone, he tried a centering pass, but it went off Tyler Nasca’s skate and Brody Medeiros redirected the puck to the far sideboards where it was picked up by Kyle Jeffers. The AIC commit out hustled Alishlalov to the puck and went to the net. He took a shot that was saved by Johnstown’s goaltender David Tomeo but Haviland tucked in the rebound to me it a 1 – 1 game.

Almost a minute and a half later Johnstown regained the lead. After Tomeo made a save, the rebound came out to Pavel Kharin who was to the left of Tomeo. Kharin sent an outlet pass up to Andrew Murphy who brought the puck into the Titans zone and met at the end boards by Danny Dimon. After the scrum, Murphy was able to come away with the puck and skate around the net and slightly out front and he took a shot that beat Sergeev short side for a 2 – 1 lead.

With four minutes left in the middle period, the Tomahawks doubled their lead. Kyler Head picked up the loose puck in his own zone along the near side faceoff circle. He sent the puck behind the net and up along the boards where it was intercepted by Poissant. Poissant passed it back to Brendan Blair at the top of the point. Blair took a shot that was saved by Sergeev but Gorscak tucked the rebound into the back of the open net to make with 3 – 1 Johnstown.

With a little over three minutes remaining in the game, Sergeev was pulled for the extra attacker but Johnstown’s Spencer DenBeste scored an empty net goal to close out the scoring.

Sergeev stopped 17 of 20 shots while Tomeo turned aside 27 of 28. Click here for the box score.

The Titans will look to even the weekend series against the Tomahawks tonight at 7:00 PM at the 1st Summit Arena at Cambria County War Memorial.

Machlitt’s hat trick leads Titans to 7 – 5 win over Nordiques

Mitch Machlitt scored three goals, including two in the third period, to lead the Titans to a 7 – 5 win over the visiting Maine Nordiques. In all, it was a five-point game for the Maple Grove, MN native.

Mac Wiseman scored his fifth goal of the season at 9:50 into the first period to open the scoring for New Jersey. As Michael Outzen carried the puck up through the neutral zone and gained the line, he passed the puck to Machlitt on his left. Machlitt took a shot that was blocked out front, but the puck went into the near side corners where it was picked up by Outzen. Outzen sent it back to the point to Wiseman who took a clapper that beat Nordiques netminder Marco Duronio long side to make it 1 – 0.

Less then two minutes later, Gavin Gulash would double the Titans lead. Wiseman brought up the puck up along the near side boards and behind the Nordiques net. As he tried to make a centering pass, the puck went off the cage and back to Cade Penney at the far side blueline. Penney would bring the puck up along and around the boards. As he got slightly to the left of Maine’s net, he passed it to Kyle Jeffers out front who took a shot that was saved by Duronio but Gulash tucked in the rebound for his third goal of the season.

Kyler Head gave the Titans a 3 – 0 lead just 2:25 into the second period. Ole Andersen brought the puck out of his own zone and passed it up to Head who was waiting at the far side blue line. Head chipped the puck deep into the Nordiques zone where it as picked up by Cam Gendron. As Gendron circled behind Maine’s net, he passed the puck out front to Head who took a shot that was saved by Duronio but he couldn’t control the biscuit and Head knocked in his own rebound for his eleventh goal of the season.

Brody Medeiros was called for boarding at 9:15 of the second period to give Maine the man advantage. Less then a minute later Noah Kane got the Nordiques on the board. Maine’s Casper Söderling had the puck in the near side corners and passed it back to Trent Grimshaw at the top of the face off circle. Grimshaw sent a cross-ice pass to Kane who took a shot that went off Titans goalie Arseni Sergeev’s chest and into the net to make it 3 – 1 Titans.

Machlitt scored his first goal of the game with 3:54 left in the second. After Maine won the draw deep inside their own zone, the puck went back to Cale Dubrul. The Nordiques defenseman backhanded the puck high off the glass, but it hit a stanchion and took a funny bounce and dropped at the top of the faceoff circle where it was picked up by Outzen. Outzen sent a cross-ice pass over to Tyler Nielsen in the slot. Nielsen turned halfway around and passed the puck to a trailing Machlitt who buried the puck past Duronio to give the Titans a 4 – 1 lead.

Just nineteen seconds later, Isaiah Fox made it a 4 – 2 game. Fox brought the puck into the Titans zone and passed it over to Kane at the top of the far side faceoff circle. As Kane approached the net, he was unable to take a shot and passed the puck back into to the slot to Fox. While Fox was being knocked off the biscuit by Nielsen, Fox took an off balance shot that beat Sergeev for his eighth goal of the season.

Machlitt scored his second goal of the game with 8:28 remaining in the third period. After Duronio made a blocker save on Tyler Nasca, the puck was picked up by Fox at the near side corner. Fox sent the puck behind his own net to Cole Ouellette, who tried to turn but he was stripped off the puck by Outzen. Outzen passed the puck out to Machlett who buried a wrister past Duronio shot side to make it 5 – 2 Titans.

Then the fireworks began with the teams scoring a combined five goals in five minutes.

Cannon Green picked up a loose rebound and tucked it past Sergeev to make it a 5 – 3 game with 5:54 left in the third.

A minute later Outzen scored his eight goal of the season when he tucked in the loose rebound passed a sprawled out Duronio, who had just made a 10 bell save on Machlitt in close.

Leading 6 – 3 with 3:39 left in the game, Nick DeSantis was called for cross-checking to put the Nordiques on the power play. Twenty-four seconds later Sergeev was called for tripping to give Maine a 5 on 3 advantage.

Tim Kent beat Sergeev to cut the Titans lead to two with 2:57 after receiving a nice feed from Ouellette.

Still on the power play, Maine scored their third goal of the night with the man advantage to make it a 6 – 5 game. Green scored his second goal of the game after he picked up the rebound from a Dubrul shot that hit the post and Green put it past Sergeev to give the Nordiques a one goal deficit.

With under a minute to play, Maine chipped the puck into the Titans zone. While the puck was in the air, the Nordiques attempted to pull the goalie for the extra attacker. As the puck bounced into the Titans Andersen picked it up and head manned the biscuit up to Machlitt at center ice. Realizing that he had to get back to his net, Duronio wasn’t fast enough as Machlitt scored his third goal of the game to close out the scoring with fifty-one seconds left in the game.

Sergeev stopped 25 of 30 shots while Duronio turned aside 33 of 40. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will close out their weekend series tonight at 7:00 PM at the Middletown Sports Complex. Any fan who brings a non-perishable food item will receive $3 off an adult ticket with all donations going to Lunch Break of Red Bank. Immediately following the game will be Skate Night with the Titans.

Weekend Preview: 11/22 – 11/23/19 – Titans to host Nordiques for two games

The Maine Nordiques will be traveling to Middletown Sports Complex this weekend to take on the East Division leading New Jersey Titans. The first game will be played on Friday, November 22 at 7:30 PM while the second game will take place on Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 PM.

Titans and Nordiques Overview
These teams met a month ago to open the Titans home schedule. The Titans won both games by a combined score of 11 – 3. Cannon Green has the most points against the Titans with two (both assists) while three different players have scored a goal. Maine went 1 for 8 (13%) on the power play. The Nordiques goaltenders had a 5.50 goals against average and .792 save percentage.

Brody Medeiros has the most points against Maine with four (1 goal and 3 assists) while Josef Glamos and Mitch Machlitt each have scored two goals. The Titans went 1 for 3 (33%) on the power play. Patrick Pugliese and Arseni Sergeev have a combined 1.50 goals against average and .946 save percentage against the Nordiques.

Nordiques Overview
Maine currently is in fifth place in the East Division with a 10-10-1 record for 21 points, twelve points behind the Titans. They have won four of their last ten games, and they are coming off a 6 – 3 home loss to the Johnstown Tomahawks. The Nordiques have scored 72 goals (fifth best in the league) while they have allowed 75 (twentieth in the league). Maine has converted on 22% of their chances on the power play (tenth in the league) while they have prevented their opposition from scoring 79.5% (fifteenth in the league) on the penalty kill.

Noah Kane has the most points on the team with 24 (9 goals and 15 assists). He also has scored the most goals with nine. Makem Demers has scored the most game winning goals with three. Isaiah Fox leads the team in penalty minutes with 105 while Fox also has a team best +6.

Maine’s goaltenders have a combined 3.40 goals against average and .893 save percentage with no shutouts.

Titans Overview
The Titans currently lead the East Division with a 16-2-1 record for 33 points – tied for most in the NAHL. New Jersey has won nine of its last ten games, and they are coming off an 8 – 6 home win against the Maryland Black Bears. They have scored 93 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 54 (tenth in the league). The Titans also lead the league on the power play having converted on 33.8% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 89.6% of the time (sixth best in the league).

Machlitt leads the team in total points with twenty-six (12 goals and 14 assists), goals (12), game winning goals (3) and +/- with a +15.  Kyler Head and Mac Wiseman each have thirty penalty minutes to lead the team.

The goaltending tandem of Pugliese (2.72 GAA and .914 SV%) and Sergeev (2.66 GAA and .920 SV%) have a combined 2.70 goals against average and .914 save percentage with one shutout (Pugliese).

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Friday night it’s $1 Hot Dog night. Saturday night the Titan will be having a food drive. Any fan who brings a non-perishable food item will receive $3 off an adult ticket (regularly $8). Donations will be made to Lunch Break of Red Bank, NJ. Immediately following the game, it will be Skate Night with the Titans.

Win streak ends at 10 as Titans lose 4 – 3 in shootout to Black Bears

Well, it had to end sometime, and it did last night as the visiting Maryland Black Bears defeated the Titans 4 – 3 in a shootout. It was New Jersey’s first loss in eleven games – although it came post close to making it eleven wins in a row.

Five of the game’s six regulation goals came in the first period.

Cam Gendron would open the scoring with 3:58 into the game. After Maryland dumped the puck into the Titans zone for a line change, Brody Medeiros settled down the biscuit and looked to set up the play from his own goal line. Medeiros tried to send a long outlet pass to Nick DeSantis at center ice but the puck was deflected by a Black Bears player. The deflection immediately went to Gendron who skated up along the far side boards and into the offensive zone on a breakaway. As Gendron came to the net he went from his forehand to his backhand and slid the puck around and behind Maryland’s goaltender Andrew Takacs to give the Titans and early 1 – 0 lead.

With four minutes remaining in the opening period, the action became fast and furious as there were four goals scored and two lead changes within two minutes.

Aden Bruich scored his second goal of the season to tie the game with 3:57 left in the first. As the Black Bears power play had just ended, Maryland’s Luke Mountain brought the up through the neutral zone and passed it over to Logan Kittleson at the far side blue line. Kittleson sent a cross-ice pass to Bruich who took a wrist shot from the near side faceoff dot that beat Titans goalie Patrick Pugliese high, short side.

Thirteen seconds later the Titans regained the lead on Chris Garbe’s fifth goal of the season. After Maryland won the ensuing draw, the puck went back to Black Bears defenseman Bryden Sinclair at the top of the far side faceoff circle.  As Sinclair tried to bring the puck out of his zone, he was pressured by Shane Haviland, who was able to deflect the outlet pass directly to Garbe. The assistant captain made a nice move around a Maryland defender and skated into the offensive zone. Garbe took a shot that was saved by Takacs but Garbe picked up his own rebound and hit the back of the net to make it 2 – 1 Titans.

Ten seconds later the game was tied at two.

Immediately following the ensuing draw, the puck was dumped into the Titans zone and covered by Pugliese for a stoppage of play. As the teams lined up to the right of Titans goalie, the linesman dropped the puck and Maryland’s Wilmer Skoog won the draw and took a quick shot that went through the five hole of a surprised Pugliese.

Maryland would take their first lead of the game with 2:05 left in the first period. As Cade Penney tried to enter the offensive zone, he was knocked off the puck by a Black Bears defender and the biscuit went to Maryland’s Bradyen Stannard who skated towards the far side boards. Stannard headmanned the puck over to Garrett Szydlowski, who entered the offensive zone on a two-on-one with Hampus Rydqvist. Szydlowski passed the puck to Rydqvist on his left and Rydqvist took a one-timer that beat Pugliese blocker side to make it 3 – 2 Maryland.

The Titans had their chances to score but Takacs kept them at bay. With time running out in regulation, Pugliese was pulled for the extra attacker.

As Maryland’s Cameron Recchi tried to bring the puck out of his own zone, his stick was slightly lifted by Kyler Head and the biscuit was picked up by Tyler Nasca who sent a pass over to Michael Outzen at the top of the near side faceoff circle. Outzen sent a cross-ice pass to Mitch Machlitt who one-timed it past a sprawled out Takacs and into the open the net with thirty-five second remaining to tie the game at three.

After a scoreless overtime, the game went to the skills competition. Each team’s first three shooter were denied. Then it was Kittleson’s turn. The Maryland forward took a shot that went off Pugliese’s blocker and into the net to give the Black Bears the 4 – 3 lead.

Outzen looked to tie the game on his turn. As Outzen skated down the ice, he took a shot that hit the far side post and bounced out of harm’s way to end the Titans ten game win streak.

Pugliese stopped 35 of 38 shots while Takacs turned aside 25 of 28. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will play game two of this two-game series tonight at 7:00 PM at the Middletown Sports Complex.

Weekend Preview: 11/15 – 11/16/19 – Black Bears visit Titans for two games

The Maryland Black Bears visit Middletown Sports Complex to play two games against the New Jersey Titans. The first game will be played on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 PM while the second game will be played on Saturday, November 16 at 7:00 PM.

Titans and Black Bears Overview
The Titans opened the season in mid-September playing two away games against the Black Bears, both games the Titans won by a combined score of 15 to 10. Mitch Machlitt has the most points against Maryland with seven (all assists) while Kyler Head has scored the most goals with four. The Titans are 4 for 8 (50%) with the man advantage. Patrick Puglies and Arseni Sergeev have a combined .852 save percentage and 5.00 goals against average against Maryland.

Maryland’s William Skoog has the most points against the Titans with six (4 goals and 2 assists). He also has scored the most goals against New Jersey with four. The Black Bears are 1 for 7 (14%) on the power play, and the Bears goaltenders have a combined .812 save percentage and 7.50 goals against average against the Titans.

Black Bears Overview
Maryland is currently in sixth place in the East Division with an 8 – 9 – 2 record for 18 points, twelve points behind division leading New Jersey. They have scored 59 goals (twelfth in the league) while they have allowed 58 (fourteenth in the league).  They are 4 – 4 – 2 in their last ten games, and they are coming off a 3 – 2 overtime road loss to the Northeast Generals. The Black Bears have converted on 15.7% of their chances on the power play (16th in the league) while they have prevented the opposition from scoring 78.9% (17th in the league) on the penalty kill.

Skoog leads the team in points with 27 (12 goals and 15 assists) and he also leads the team in goals (12). Logan Kons has the most game winning goals with three. Three players (Thomas Jarman, Ethan Heidepriem and Skoog) each have a team high +12 +/-. Cameron Recchi leads the team with forty-five penalty minutes.

Maryland’s goaltenders have a combined 2.99 goals against average and .909 save percentage with no shutout.

Titans Overview
The Titans currently lead the East Division with a 15 – 2 record for 30 points – most in the NAHL. Although last weekend they had a bye week, the Titans last game was a 4 – 3 overtime home win against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. The Titans have won ten straight games. They have scored 82 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 44 (seventh best in the league). The Titans also lead the league on the power play having converted on 36.1% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 90.5% of the time (fourth best in the league).

Machlitt leads the team in total points with twenty-four (11 goals and 13 assists), goals (11), game winning goals (3) and +/- with a +15.  Brody Medeiros has the most penalty minutes on the team with twenty-three.

The goaltending tandem of Pugliese (2.38 GAA and .920 SV%) and (2.66 GAA and .920 SV%) have a combined 2.50 goals against average and .920 save percentage with one shutout (Pugliese).

Weekend Preview: 11/8 – 11/9/19 – Titans have bye weekend

The Titans have a bye week this weekend with play resuming next weekend with two home games against the Maryland Black Bears – a team the Titans faced back in mid-September to start the season. When the bye week is completed, the Titans have thirteen games before the Christmas break with seven of them on the road. They will play all the East Division teams except the Northeast Generals.

Titans Overview
The Titans currently lead the East Division with a 15 – 2 record for 30 points – most in the NAHL. They are coming off a 4 – 3 overtime home win against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. The Titans have won a franchise record ten straight games (the team won eight straight during the 2016-17 season). They have scored 84 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 44 (ninth best in the league). The Titans also lead the league on the power play have converted on 36.1% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 90.5% of the time (fifth best in the league).

Four of the top seven point leaders in the league wear a Titans uniform: Mitch Machlitt (11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points), Kyler Head (10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points), Kyle Jeffers (8 goals and 13 assists for 21 points) and Matt Cameron (9 goals and 11 assists for 20 points). Machlitt leads the team in goals with eleven (third overall in the league) as well as game winning goals with three. He also has a team high +15 +/-. Brody Medeiros has the most penalty minutes on the team with twenty-three.

The goaltending tandem of Patrick Pugliese (2.38 GAA and .920 SV%) and Arseni Sergeev (2.66 GAA and .920 SV%) have a combined 2.50 goals against average and .920 save percentage with one shutout (Pugliese).

The Titans so far have three Division I NCAA commitments this season: Medeiros (Army), Head and Gavin Gulash (Robert Morris University).

Win streak reaches nine as Titans top Knights 5 – 2

The visiting New Jersey Titans defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights 5 – 2 for the team’s ninth straight victory. It was the Titans second straight win over the Knights during the teams’ three game mini-series.

Matthew Iasenza opened the scoring for the Titans just 4:29 into the first period. Michael Outzen controlled the loose puck at center ice and sent it off the far side boards and into the offensive zone. Iasenza stripped the puck off a Knights defender and went towards the net going from his back hand to his forehand. As Iasenza went to the goal mouth, he slid the puck through the legs of Knights goalie Zach Stejskal and into the back of the net to give the Titans a 1 – 0 lead.

A little over two minutes later, the Titans would double their lead on Jake LaRusso’s third goal of the season. Brody Medeiros chipped the puck off the far side boards and into the offensive zone where LaRusso picked it up. LaRusso took a sharp angle shot that was saved by Stejskal but he had trouble covering the rebound. Cam Gendron took a wrist shot the was saved by Stejskal but LaRusso knock the rebound past Stejskal to make it 2 – 0 Titans.

With three minutes remaining in the first, the Knights would cut their deficit in half. As the Titans tried to set up for one last play as time was expiring on the power play, Ole Andersen’s pass was intercepted by Zak Currie who charged down the ice on a breakaway and went from his forehand to his backhand and beat a sprawling Arseni Sergeev to make it a 2 – 1 game.

After a scoreless second, the Knights would make it a 3 – 1 game on Matt Cameron’s eighth goal of the season at 5:39 into the third period. As the Knights tried to clear the puck out of their zone, Kyle Jeffers stripped the puck of a Knights defender. Jeffers went to the top of the face off circle and took a shot that was redirected by Cameron at the top of the crease past Stejskal.

The Knights Nikita Asylaev would make it 3 – 2 with 6:11 left in the game. Spencer Kring brought the puck up through center ice and into the offensive zone. As Kring gained the line, he left a drop pass to Asylaev who took a clapper that beat Sergeev for his fourth goal of the season.

Less than a minute later, Kyler Head gave the Titans a two-goal lead again. As the Knights tried to contain the loose puck in their own zone, the puck went to Head along the near side boards. Head took a sharp angle shot that beat Stejskal high, glove side to make it 4 – 2 Titans.

The Knights Caydon Meyer was called for tripping to give the Titans the man advantage. Michael Outzen sent a pass back up along the near side boards to Cameron. Cameron sent a return pass back to Outzen who passed to Head at the bottom of the faceoff circle. Head took a snapshot that beat Stejskal for his second goal of the game to close out the scoring.

Sergeev turned aside 40 of 42 shots while Stejskal stopped 31 of 36. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will meet tomorrow night for the second game of this home and home series at 7:00 PM at Middletown Sports Complex.

Weekend Preview: 11/1 – 11/2/19 – Titans play WBS Knights in home and home series

The Titans and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights will be playing a home and home series this weekend with the first game being played at the Revolution Ice Center on Friday, November 1 while the second game will be played at the Middletown Sports Complex on Saturday, November 2. Both games begin at 7:00 PM. This weekend’s games will complete a three-game mini-series between the two teams.

Titans and Knights Overview
Wednesday of this week was the first meeting between the teams this season with the Titans winning 7 – 3 game at the Revolution Ice Center. Five Titans players (Tyler Nasca, Kyler Jeffers, Shane Haviland, Mitch Machlitt and Gavin Gulash) each had two points with Machlitt scoring two goals. Three Knights players (Tyrone Bronte, Lincoln Hatten, Spencer Kring) had two points apiece against the Titans.

Patrick Pugliese stopped 35 of 38 shots while WBS netminders Zach Stejskal and Alex Contey combined to stop 33 of 40 shots for a .825 save percentage.

Knights Overview
The Knights are currently in third place in the East Division with a 9-8-1 record for 19 points (7 points behind the division leading Titans). WBS is 5 – 5 in their last ten games, and they are coming off a 7 – 3 home loss to the Titans. The Knights have scored 57 goals (third best in the league) while they have allowed 65 (second most in the league). WBS is fourth in the league on the power play having converted on 36.1% of their chances on the power play while they are last on the penalty kill by preventing the opposition from converting on 55.3% on their chances.

WBS is led by Lincoln Hatten’s 26 points (13 goals and 13 assists). Hatten also has scored the most goals (13) while having scored the most game winning goals (four). Tryone Bronte, Johnny Kalijian and Hatten each have a team high +/- with a +15. Beck Moore leads the team with thirty-one penalty minutes.

The Knights goaltenders have a combine 3.42 goals against average and .893 save percentage with zero shutouts.

Titans Overview
The Titans are in first place in the East Division with a 13-2-0 record for 26 points (tied for most in the league). New Jersey is 9 – 1 in their last ten games and are currently on an eight-game winning streak. They are coming off a 7 – 3 road win against the Knights. The Titans have scored 73 goals (best in the league) while they have allowed 39 (tenth best in the league). The Titans lead the league on the power play converting on 40% of their changes while they are fifth in the league shorthanded killing off 91.2% of their chances.

The Titans are led by Mitch Machlett’s twenty-two points (9 goals and 13 assists). Machlitt also has scored the most goals with nine. Machlitt, Kyle Jeffers and Michael Outzen each have two game winning goals. Machlett leads the team with a +/- +14. Brody Medeiros leads the team in penalty minutes with twenty-three.

Arseni Sergeev and Patrick Pugliese have a combined 2.51 goals against average and .919 save percentage with one shutout (Pugliese).

Game Preview: Titans travel to Knights for afternoon matchup

The New Jersey Titans travel to the Revolution Ice Center today to take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knight at 2:00 PM. It is the first meeting of the season between the teams.

Titans vs. Knights Overview
Last season these two teams split their twelve-game series with each winning six games. The Knights outscored the Titans 37 to 34 in those games. The Titans went 4 – 2 at home and 2 – 4 on the road. The Titans have lost three straight games against WBS. There were four shutouts (two for each team) and one overtime win (Knights). The Titans went 10 for 55 (18.1%) on the power play while the Knights went 8 for 45 (17.75). The Titans had a .927 save percentage in twelve games while the Knights had a .915 save percentage.

Knights Overview
The Knights are currently in third place in the East Division with a 9-7-1 record for 19 points (5 points behind the division leading Titans). WBS is 5 – 5 in their last ten games, and they are coming off of a 5 – 2 road loss to the Maryland Black Bears. The Knights have scored 54 goals (3rd best in the league) while they have allowed 58 (23rd in the league). WBS is fourth in the league on the power play having converted on 36.1% of their chances on the power play while they are last on the penalty kill by preventing the opposition from converting on 57.4% on their chances.

WBS is led by three-year veteran Lincoln Hatten’s 24 points (13 goals and 11 assists). Hatten also has scored the most goals (13) while having scored the most game winning goals (four). Tryone Bronte and Johnny Kalijian share a team high +/- with a +14. Beck Moore leads the team with twenty-nine penalty minutes.

The Knights goaltenders have a combine 3.21 goals against average and .898 save percentage with zero shutouts.

Titans Overview
The Titans currently sit atop the East Division with a 12-2-0 record for 24 points (second most in the league). New Jersey is 8 – 2 in their last ten games, and they are coming off a 2 – 1 home win against the Jamestown Rebels. The Titans have scored 66 goals (best in the league) while they have allowed 36 (eighth best in the league). The Titans are second in the league on the power play converting on 38% of their changes while they are fifth in the league shorthanded killing off 91.2% of their chances.

The Titans are led by Mitch Machlett’s twenty points (7 goals and 13 assists). Kyler Head has scored the most goals on the team with eight. Machlitt, Kyle Jeffers and Michael Outzen each have two game winning goals. Head and Machlett each lead the team with a +/- +13. Brody Medeiros leads the team in penalty minutes with twenty-three.

Arseni Sergeev and Patrick Pugliese have a combined 2.47 goals against average and .919 save percentage with one shutout (Pugliese).

Titans top Rebels 2 – 1 for seventh straight win

The New Jersey Titans defeated the visiting Jamestown Rebels 2 – 1 to sweep the weekend series between the two teams. It also was the Titans seventh straight victory which gives them the best winning percentage in the North American Hockey League.

After a scoreless opening period, the Rebels got on the board first with their only goal of the weekend just twenty-eight seconds into the middle stanza.

With play inside the Rebels zone, the puck would come out to Titans forward Jake LaRusso at the top of the near side blue line. LaRusso took a quick shot that was saved by Jamestown’s netminder Jon Howe and the deep rebound was picked up by teammate Zach Brydges at the far side circle. Brydges cleared the puck out of the zone high off the glass as it bounced into center ice and onto the stick of Tyler German. German skated in on a breakaway and beat Titans goalie Arseni Sergeev short side to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 lead.

At 8:13 of the middle stanza, Jamestown’s Nick Siffringer was called holding to give the Titans the man advantage. Michael Outzen would win the offensive zone draw and the puck went back to captain Brody Medeiros at the near side blue line. Medeiros started to walk the line and passed the puck to Kyle Jeffers at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Jeffers sent the puck down low to Chris Garbe who was to the right of Howe. Garbe cut towards the net and backhanded a shot that was saved by Howe, but Josef Glamos tucked in the rebound to tie the game at one. It was Glamos’ fourth goal of the season.

With 6:04 remaining in the third, the Rebels’ Spencer Cosway was called for interference to put the Titans on the power play. Twelve seconds later Outzen scored his seventh goal of the season.

After Outzen won the ensuing draw, the puck went back to Ole Andersen at the top of the blue line. Andersen passed the puck over to Outzen on his left at the top of the near side circle. Outzen sent a pass down low to Matt Cameron. Cameron would skate back up the boards with the puck while Outzen went to down to the right of Howe. Cameron passed it to Outzen who took a side angle shot that beat Howe long side to give the Titans the 2 – 1 lead.

It was the Titans fifth power play goal of the weekend. The team is ranked second in the league with the man advantage scoring on 38% of their chances.

Sergeev, who had to be sharp throughout the game, turned aside 32 of 33 shots in the win while Howe stopped 30 of 32. Click here for the box score.

The Titans now will play three consecutive games against the second place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights starting on Wednesday at the Revolution Ice Centre. The two teams will meet again next weekend for a home and home series starting at the Ice Centre.