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Penney selected to NAHL’s All-East Division team; Doremus named East Division’s GM of the Year

The North American Hockey League today announced its All-Division teams and honors for the 2019-20 season.  The divisional teams and honors represent the four divisions in the NAHL as voted upon and selected by the league’s 26 head coaches. Titans defenseman Cade Penney was named to the All-East Division Team while Titans head coach and general manager Craig Doremus was the East Division’s General Manager of the Year.

Penney had thirty points (6 goals and 24 assists) in 51 games this season with two of his goals being game winners. The Thorton, PA native had a team high + 30 (fifth best in the league), and he was a member of the North American Hockey League’s Top Prospects Tournament’s East Division.

This season Penney made his NCAA Division I commitment to the University of New Hampshire.

Doremus’ team led the East Division with a 38-13-0-1 record for 77 points in 52 games. The wins and total points were the most in one season for the five-year-old franchise. In his four seasons at the helm of the Titans, Doremus has a 132-83-17-0 record (.568%). He was the head coach for the East Division team during this season’s Top Prospects Tournament.

The Titans were named the East Division’s organization of the year, a first for the team.

For a complete league listing, please click here.

Game preview: Knights and Titans square off in mid-week contest

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights invade the Middletown Sports Complex tonight to play the Titans for eighth and final time during the regular season series between the two teams. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 PM. It will be half price hump day with all tickets being slashed in half.

Titans vs. Knights Overview
As stated above, this will be the eighth and final time that these two teams meet during the regular season. The Titans have won six of the seven contests by a combined score of 32 -21. The lone lost to the Knights was the last time these teams played back on February 26 when WBS won at home by a score of 4 – 3.

Knights veterans Tyrone Bronte (3 goals and 5 assists) and Lincoln Hatten (1 goal and 7 assists) each have eight points against the Titans. Bronte, Nikita Asylaev and Johnny Kaljian each have scored three goals against New Jersey. The Knights are 3 for 11 (27%) on the power play, and their goaltenders have a combined 4.55 goals against average and .876 save percentage.

Kyle Jeffers (2 goals and 5 assists) and Mitch Machlitt (3 goals and 4 assists) each have seven points against the Knights while Matt Cameron has scored the most goals (five). The Titans are 5 for16 (31%) on the power play and the team’s goaltenders have a combined 2.99 goals against average and .906 save percentage with no shutouts.

Knights Overview
The Knights are currently in third place in the East Division with a 26-21-4-1 record for 57 points (18 points behind the division leading Titans). WBS has won seven of their ten games (including six in a row), and they are coming off a 9 – 6 road win against the Maine Nordiques (the Knights swept Maine last weekend). The Knights have scored 163 goals (thirteenth in the league) while they have allowed 176 (eighteenth in the league). WBS has the best power play unit in the league having converted on 29.1% of their chances with the man advantage while they are last in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from converting on 62.9% on their chances.

WBS is led by Hatten in almost every category: points (60: 26 goals and 34 assists); goals (26); game winning goals (six) and penalty minutes (119). Bronte has a team best +22.

The Knights goaltenders have a combine 3.26 goals against average and .902 save percentage with one shutout (Zach Stejskal).

Titans Overview
The Titans are in the first place in the East Division with a 37 – 13 – 0 – 1 record for 75 points. They have won five of their last ten games, and they are coming off a 2 – 1 road win against the Jamestown Rebels (the Titans split with Jamestown last weekend). They have scored 235 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 170 (sixteenth in the league). The Titans are second in league on the power play having converted on 28.2% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 82.6% of the time (tenth best in the league).

Machlitt leads the team in total points with sixty (23 goals and 37 assists). Machlitt also is tied with Jeffers with the most goals (23). Michael Outzen has a team best five game winning goals. Cade Penney has a team high +/- with +30 while Brody Medeiros has the most penalty minutes on the team with ninety-three.

The Titans goaltenders have a combined 3.26 goals against average and .902 save percentage and one shutout (Patrick Pugliese).

Titans defeat Rebels 2 – 1 to split weekend series

Gavin Gulash and Ole Andersen scored to give the visiting New Jersey Titans a 2 – 1 win over the Jamestown Rebels last night at the Northwest Arena. The win enabled the Titans to split the weekend series between the two team as well as stay three points ahead of second place Johnstown for the division lead.

Last night’s game ended a seven-game road stretch in which the team went 3 – 4, with three of the losses against the Rebels. The Titans have nine games remaining in the season with seven of them at home where New Jersey has an 18-4-0-1 home record this season.

Gulash opened the scoring for the Titans at 9:45 into the first period. With a scrum taking place in the Titans near side corner, Jake LaRusso came away with the puck and passed it up to Shane Haviland at the top of the faceoff circle and he immediately passed it over to Gulash on his left. After Gulash skated out of his own zone, he sent a return pass to Haviland who was skating down the near side boards. As Haviland gained the line, he passed the biscuit to LaRusso on his left. LaRusso turned and made a backhanded pass to Gulash who took a wrist shot that beat Rebels goalie Noah West long side to give the Titans a 1 – 0 lead. It was Gulash’s thirteenth’ goal of the season.

After Andersen (roughing) and Cade Penney (interference) were called for penalties twenty-two seconds part with under five minutes remaining in the period, the Titans were playing on a 5 on 3 disadvantage. Fourteen seconds after Penney’s penalty with 4:29 left in the first, the Rebels tied the game.

With Jamestown’s Spencer Cosway and Renars Karkls looking to set up the play at the top of the faceoff dots, Cosway sent one final return pass to Karkis at the top of the near side faceoff circle. Karkis sent a pass down low to Liam Hansson who sent a pass back to Cosway at the top of the point. Cosway took a shot that was saved by Titans netminder Ryan McInchak but the rebound came right out to Noah Finstrom and he tucked it past McInchak and into the net to make it a 1 – 1 game.

Andersen would score the eventual game winner at 4:54 into the second period. After the Rebels looked to clear the puck, Andersen kept it in the zone at the near side blue line and passed it down to Gulash at half wall. Gulash passed it down to LaRusso in the corner who immediately passed it out front to Haviland. Haviland sent a return pass to LaRusso who sent it right back out front to a breaking Andersen in the slot and the Hamar, NO native tapped in the backdoor pass to give the Titans a 2 – 1 lead. It was Andersen’s seventh goal of the season.

McInchak, who played very well, stopped 26 of 27 shots while West turned aside 36 of 38. Click here for the box score.

The Titans will begin a five game homestand on Wednesday night at 7:00 PM against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights on half-price hump day.

Rebels upend Titans 5 – 3

Jamestown’s defenseman Liam Hansson had a goal and two assists to lead the Rebels to a 5 – 3 victory over the visiting New Jersey Titans last night at the Northwest Arena. With the loss coupled with Johnstown’s victory, the Titans lead in the East Division now is three points.

The Rebels jumped out to an early 2 – 0 lead in the opening period with the first goal coming just 1:08 into the game. After a scrum along the far side half wall, Hansson picked up the loose puck and skated down low to the left of Titans goalie Patrick Pugliese. As Hansson reached the net, he made a centering pass out front to Carter Korpi who one-timed it past Pugliese to give Jamestown the 1 – 0 lead.

Jamestown doubled its lead at 8:48 of the first period off the stick of Tyler German. After the Titans won the draw just outside the Rebels zone, the puck was dumped into the Jamestown end behind goalie Noah West and picked up by Conner Couet who sent the puck up along the near side boards where it as picked up by Joe Teasdale at this own blueline. Teasdale made a backhanded pass to a German. As German entered the neutral zone, he sent a bounce pass off the boards to Jordan Cormier who entered the Titans zone with the biscuit. As Cormier reached the top of the faceoff dot, he made a backdoor pass to German in the slot and German redirected it past Pugliese for his third goal of the season.

Midway through the opening period, Jamestown’s Spencer Cosway was called for boarding to give the Titans the man advantage. With 8:44 left in the first, Matthew Iasenza cut the Titans deficit in half. Shane Haviland had the puck in the far side corner and passed it behind the Rebels to Iasenza who was to the left of West. Iasenza passed it up to Haviland at faceoff dot and Haviland passed it back to Brody Medeiros at the point. The Titans captain took a clapper from the point that hit the post but Iasenza was right there to tuck in the rebound past West for his twelfth goal of the season.

Jamestown regained its two-goal lead with 4:41 remaining in the first. Cormier picked up the loose puck at center ice along the far side wall and passed it up to Teasdale. As Teasdale reached the top of the faceoff circle, he turned and sent a cross-ice pass to Seth Bergeron at the top of the near side circle. Bergeron took a snapshot that went through Pugliese’s five hole and into the net to give the Rebels a 3 – 1 lead.

With 6:51 left in the middle stanza, Chris Garbe made it a 3 – 2 game. Michael Outzen intercepted a Rebels pass at the top of the far side faceoff circle and took a shot that was saved by West, but the rebound was picked up by Gavin Gulash to the left and behind of the Rebels net. Gulash centered the puck out front to Garbe who wristed the puck past West for his twenty-second goal of the year.

The Rebels went back up 4 – 2 just 1:05 into the third period. Couet picked up the loose puck in his own far side corner and passed it up to Hansson at the top of the faceoff circle. Hansson found a breaking Janis Vizbelis on his left and head manned Vizbelis the puck. Vizbelis skated down the far side boards and started to cut across the goal mouth and took a shot that beat Pugliese high, short side.

At 6:01 into the third Vizbelis served a Jamestown bench minor to put the Titans on the power play. As time was running out with the man advantage, Matt Cameron picked up the loose puck from a scrum along the near side half wall. Cameron passed it out to a wide-open Cade Penney in the slot. Penney took a clapper that was saved by West, but Penney followed up his own rebound and tucked into the open net to make it a 4 – 3 game.

The Titans closed out the scoring on Hansson’s ninth goal of the year. After Hansson dumped the puck into the Titans zone, Pugliese went to stop the puck behind his own net but there was a miscommunication between him and David Parker. Hansson’s picked up the puck wrapped it around into an open net to make it 5 – 3. Pugliese was pulled in favor of Ryan McInchak.

Pugliese and McInchak combined to stop 30 of 35 shots while West turned aside 30 of 33. Click here for the box score.

The two team will close out their weekend series tonight at 7:05 PM at the Northwest Arena.

Weekend Preview: 3/6 – 3/7/20; Titans travel to Jamestown for series with Rebels

The Titans travel to Jamestown this weekend for a two-game series against the Rebels with Friday and Saturday night’s games beginning at 7:05 PM.  This will be the second time in the past three weeks that these teams will be playing each other, the final time in Jamestown.

Titans vs. Rebels Overview
This will be the fourth series between the two teams with the Titans having won four of the six games by a combined score of 25 – 16. The last time these teams was in Jamestown two weeks ago with the Rebels sweeping the Titans by a combined score of 10 – 5.

Rebels Defenseman Liam Hansson has the most points against the Titans with nine (two goals and seven assists) while Noah Finstrom and Renars Karkls each have scored three goals. The Rebels are 4 for 23 (17%) on the power play and the Rebels netminders have a combined 4.17 goals against average and .882 save percentage.

Cam Gendron has the most points against the Rebels with seven (5 goals and 2 assists). Gendron and Michael Outzen each have scored five goals against Jamestown. The Titans are 8 for 22 (36%) on the power play and the Titans goaltenders have a combined 2.68 goals against average and .913 save percentage with one shutout (Patrick Pugliese).

Rebels Overview
The Rebels are currently in fifth place in the East Division with a 20-29-1-2 record for 43 points. They are four points out of a playoff spot with having played two more games than the fourth place Maine Nordiques. Jamestown has won five of its last ten games, and they are coming off a 2 – 1 road loss to the Maryland Black Bears (Maryland swept the Rebels last weekend). The Rebels have scored 121 goals (23rd in the league) and they have allowed 158 (12th in the league). Jamestown has converted on 17.9% (15th in the league) of their chances on the power play and have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 79.4% (15th in the league).

The Rebels are led by Finstrom’s forty-one points (15 goals and 26 assists). Eric Olson leads the team in goals with eighteen, game winning goals (five) and penalty minutes (189). Danny Magnuson and Spencer Cosway each have a team best +/- of +4.

Jamestown’s goaltenders have a combined 2.83 goals against average and .913 save percentage with two shutouts (Noah West).

Titans Overview
The Titans are in the first place in the East Division with a 34 – 12 – 0 – 1 record for 71 points. They have won six of their last ten games, and they are coming off a 4 – 2 road win against the Northeast Generals (the Rebels swept Northeast last weekend). They have scored 230 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 164 (sixteenth in the league). The Titans lead the league with the best power play having converted on 27.6% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 82.8% of the time (tenth best in the league).

Mitch Machlitt leads the team in total points with sixty (23 goals and 37 assists) and goals (23). Outzen has a team best five game winning goals. Cade Penney has a team high +/- with +28 while Kyler Head has the most penalty minutes on the team with eighty-nine.

The Titans goaltenders have a combined 3.27 goals against average and .902 save percentage and one shutout (Pugliese).

Garbe’s natural hat trick leads Titans to 4 – 2 win over Generals

Chris Garbe scored a natural hat trick in the third period to lead the visiting New Jersey Titans to a 4 – 2 win over the Northeast Generals last night at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, MA. The victory completed the Titans weekend sweep over Northeast.

By sweeping this weekend’s series, the Titans won games number 35 and 36, the most wins in a single regular season in the Titans five-year NAHL franchise history.

Northeast’s Ethan Destefani opened the scoring at 7:34 of the first period. Destefani won the draw deep inside the Titans zone and the puck went back to Tyler Cooper at the top of the near side faceoff circle. Cooper sent a cross-ice back to Michael  Heneghan at the far side point. Heneghan made seem pass to Destefani out front in the slot and Destefani redirected the puck past Titans netminder Ryan McInchak to give the Generals a 1 – 0 lead.

Gavin Gulash tied the game at one with 1: 38 remaining in the first. After picking up the loose puck along the near side board’s Northeast’s Alexander Tertyshny was trying to bring the puck out of his own zone and he a made an errant cross-ice pass that when behind his teammate but it was picked up by Gulash at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Gulash made a backhanded pass to Jake LaRusso at the top of slot and LaRusso made an immediate return pass to Gulash who took a wrist shot that beat Generals goalie Connor Bradford through the five hole for his twelfth goal of the season.

After a scoreless second period, the Generals took a 2 – 1 lead just 2:14 into the third. Destefani picked up the loose biscuit in the Titans zone along the near side boards and cut towards the slot but was knocked off the puck by Gulash.  As Destefani was falling the puck slid to Jonathan Young who made a backhanded pass to defenseman Adam Smith.  As Smith reached the top of the near side faceoff he took a wrist shot that found its way through a screen and rolled under McInchak and into the net for his first goal of the season.

The game then was taken over by the Middlebury College commit Garbe.

Midway through the third, Garbe tied the game at two. As the Generals look to set up the play behind their own net, Smith brought the puck up through the slot, but he was stripped of the puck by Matthew Iasenza and Garbe picked it up. Garbe made a move out front and wristed the puck up high and past the blocker of Bradford for his nineteenth goal of the season.

With 7:22 remaining in the game, Cade Penney was called for tripping to give the Generals the man advantage. Fourteen seconds later Garbe gave the Titans the lead. After the ensuing draw deep inside the Titans zone, the Generals looked to set up and the puck went to Jonathan Young at the top of the slot. Young went to pass the puck but it was intercepted by Matt Cameron at the far side faceoff dot and Cameron immediately passed the puck up to Garbe who skated in all alone on Bradford and he wristed the puck past the Generals’ goalie’s glove hand to make it 3 – 2.

The shorthanded goal by Garbe was the Titans league high seventeenth shorthanded goal on the season, and it was a league best seventh shorthanded goal in a road game.

Garbe then completed the natural hat trick with two minutes left in the game.

As the Generals dumped the puck into the Titans zone, McInchak stopped the puck behind his own net and left it for Tyler Nasca. As Nasca brought the puck around the net he dropped it for Penney who wrapped the biscuit around the end boards and up to Gulash at his own near side blueline. Gulash passed the puck up to Garbe who skated along the boards and took a sharp angle shot from the outside of the faceoff circle that went through the five hole of Bradford to close out the scoring. It was Garbe’s twenty-first goal of the season, which makes him the third highest goal scorer on the team.

McInchak, who play very well, stopped 54 of 56 shots while Bradford turned aside 25 of 29. Click here for the box score.

“It was a big response by our club this weekend” stated Titans head coach Craig Doremus. “We got contributions up and down the lineup in big spots for each game. It was important for us to get back to in the win column this weekend. Our focus now shifts to a big weekend in Jamestown” concluded Doremus.

Next weekend the Titans travel to Jamestown to play the Rebels for two games at the Northwest Arena. It will close out the Titans seven game road trip.

Titans down Generals 7 – 5 in slugfest

Kyle Jeffers had two goals and three assists and Michael Outzen had three assists to help the visiting New Jersey Titans defeat the Northeast Generals 7 – 5 last night at the New England Sports Village in a good old fashion slugfest which featured five lead changes. The victory also ended the Titans four game losing skid.

The Generals opened the scoring just 1:45 into the first period. After former General Joe Nagle dumped the puck into the offensive zone, Northeast’s goalie Joey Stanizzi stopped the puck behind his own goal to set up the play. He backhanded the puck around the end boards where is was picked up by Ricky Boysen at the near side half wall. Boysen sent a long cross-ice pass to Kyle Schroeder who entered the New Jersey zone along the far side boards. As Schroeder cut across the goal mouth, he went from his forehand to his backhand and lifted the puck up high and past Titans goaltender Ryan McInchak to give Northeast an early 1 – 0 lead.

Jack LaRusso tied the game at 8:21 of the first. Outzen won a scrum behind his own net and to the right of McInchak. The Highlands Ranch, CO native passed the puck out front to Brody Medeiros who skated up to the blue line and sent a long bounce pass off the near side boards and into the Northeast zone where it was picked up by LaRusso at the faceoff dot. LaRusso cut across the goal mouth and slid the puck past Stanizzi’s left pad for his sixth goal of the season.

Three minutes later Nick DeSantis gave the Titans a 2 – 1 lead. Jeffers picked up the loose puck at center ice and brought it into the offensive zone along the far side boards. As Jeffers reached the faceoff dot, he sent a cross-ice pass to DeSantis in the slot and the Collegeville, PA native took a shot that beat Stanizzi through his five hole for his sixth goal of the year.

With a minute and half remaining in the first, Nagle was called for high sticking to give his former teammates the man advantage. Forty-five seconds later Tyler Cooper tied the game at two. Cooper took a shot from the top of the far side faceoff circle that was saved by McInchak but the deep rebound came out to Michael Heneghan at the top of the high slot. Heneghan passed it back over to Cooper on his left. Cooper took a one-timer from the faceoff dot that beat McInchak high glove side.

Medeiros gave the Titans a 3 – 2 lead just fifty-three seconds into the middle stanza. After receiving a pass from Outzen, Gavin Gulash took a wrist shot from the bottom of the far side faceoff circle that was saved by Stanizzi but the deep rebound came off the near side boards to Medeiros at the top of the faceoff circle. Medeiros took a clapper that found its way through a screen and past Stanizzi fo his sixth goal of the year.

Northeast’s Gerard Marretta tied the game at 3:03 of the second. Marretta skated to the slot after he picked up the loose puck along the far side boards and sent it back to the point to Dylan Schuett. Schuett took a shot that was deflected by Marretta in front that trickled past McInchak and rolled into the net.

The Generals went up 4 – 3 at 7:03 of the middle period. Alexander Tertyshny picked up the loose puck in the neutral zone along the far side boards and dumped it back into the Titans zone where it was picked up by Boysen. As Boysen reached the top of the faceoff circle he drop passed the puck to Clark Kerner and Kerner took a snapshot that beat McInchak high blocker side.

Jeffers tied the game at four with 2:25 remaining in the period. With Josef Glamos and Shane Haviland part of a scrum behind the Generals net, Haviland picked up the loose puck and made a nice backhand pass out front to Jeffers who spinned around and took a shot that beat Stanizzi blocker side for his first goal of the contest.

With 1:35 left in the period, Notheast’s Ryan Kuzmich was called for roughing to give the Titans the man advantage. Jeffers dump and chased the puck into the Generals zone and sent the biscuit behind the end boards where it was intercepted by Boysen at the far side half wall. Boysen sent a bounce pass of the boards to himself and he brought the puck up along the boards. As Boysen reached the slot he made a small stutter move and lifted the puck up high and past McInchak to give the Generals a 5 – 4 lead with a minute remaining in the second period.

The Titans then took control of the game by scoring three goals in the final period.

With 7:54 remaining in the third, Matt Cameron tied the game at five. Jeffers intercepted a Generals clearing pass off the boards at the far side blue line and took a shot down low that was purposely stopped by Cameron out in front of Stanizzi. Cameron made a quick move to his left then brought the puck back and lifted it past Stanizzi for his eighteenth goal of the season.

Tertyshny was called for tripping with 4:05 left in the game to give the Titans the man advantage. As time was running out on the power play, Jeffers set up the play at the top of the near side faceoff circle and send a cross-ice pass over to Outzen. Outzen sent it back to Cade Penney at the top of the slot and Penney took a wrister that beat Stanizzi high blocker side to give the Titans a 6 – 5 lead.

With time winding down in the game, Northeast pulled Stanizzi for the extra attacker, but Jeffers scored his second goal of the game, an empty netter, to close out the scoring. It was Jeffers twenty-third goal of the year which ties him with Mitch Machlitt for most goals on the team.

McInchak stopped 34 of 39 shots while Stanizzi turned aside 30 of 36. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will close out the weekend and regular season series between themselves tonight at 7:00 PM.

Weekend Preview: 2/28 – 2/29/20: Titans travel to Attleboro for final series against Generals

The Titans travel to the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, MA to play the Northeast Generals for the final regular season series between the teams. Friday and Saturday’s games both begin at 7:00 PM.

Titans vs. Generals Overview
As mentioned above, this will be the final series between the teams this season with the Titans having won five of the previous six games by a combined score of 30 – 19. The last time they met was two weeks ago when they split the series at the Middletown Sports Complex. The Titans won the first game by a score of 6 – 2 but the Generals won the second game 7 – 3.

Dylan Schuett (1 goal and 4 assists) and Michael Heneghan (5 assists) each have five points against the Titans while Ricky Boysen and Ryan Kuzmich each have scored three goals. Northeast is 1 for 20 (5%) on the power play against New Jersey while their goaltenders have a combined 4.77 goals against average and .857 save percentage.

Kyle Jeffers has the most points against the Generals with nine (5 goals and 4 assists) and most goals scored (five). The Titans have gone 4 for 21 (19%) on the power play. New Jersey’s goaltenders have a combined 3.12 goals against average and .906 save percentage.

Generals Overview
The Generals are currently in last place in the East Division with a 19-25-1-1 record for forty points. They have scored 145 goals (seventeenth in the league) and they have allowed 176 (twenty first in the league). Northeast has won five of its last ten games, and they are coming off a 3 – 2 road win against the Maine Nordiques (the two teams split last weekend). They have converted on 15.2% of their powerplay chances (nineteenth in the league) and have prevented the opposition from scoring on 78.9% (fifteenth in the league) of the time on the penalty kill.

Heneghan leads the Generals in total points with thirty-four (3 assists and 31 points) while Gerard Marretta has scored the most goals with sixteen. Jonathan Young has scored the most game winning goals with four. Jared Lambright and Young each have a team high +6. Heneghan leads the team in penalty minutes with 135.

Northeast’s goaltenders have a combined 3.67 goals against average and a .890 save percentage with no shutouts.

Titans Overview
The Titans are in the first place in the East Division with a 34 – 12 – 0 – 1 record for 69 points. They have won five of their last ten games, and they are coming off a 4 – 3 road loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. They also have lost four straight games. They have scored 219 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 157 (fifteenth in the league). The Titans lead the league with the best power play having converted on 28% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 82.8% of the time (tenth best in the league).

Mitch Machlitt leads the team in total points with sixty (23 goals and 37 assists) and goals (23). Michael Outzen has a team best five game winning goals. Cade Penney has a team high +/- with +28 while Kyler Head has the most penalty minutes on the team with eighty-seven.

The Titans goaltenders have a combined 3.26 goals against average and .900 save percentage. Patrick Pugliese has 2.95 GAA and .911 SV% with one shutout.

Game day preview: Titans travel to Revolution Ice Center for matinee with Knights

The Titans travel to the Revolution Ice Center in Pittston, PA today to take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights for a 2:00 pm puck drop.

Titans vs. Knights Overview
This will be the seventh meeting between the teams with the Titans having won all six games by a combined score of 29 – 19. Each team has held three home games. The last time they met was back on Wednesday, February 12 when the Titans won 5 – 3. Kyler Head had a goal and an assist while Mitch Machlitt had three primary assists.

Tyrone Bronte has the most points against the Titians with seven (3 goals and 4 assists) and goals (3). The Knights are 3 for 10 (30%) on the power play, and their goaltenders have a combined 4.81 goals against average and .871 save percentage.

Machlitt has the most points against the Knights with seven (3 goals and 4 assists) while Matt Cameron and Matthew Iasenza each have scored four goals. The Titans are 4 for 15 (27%) on the power play and the team’s goaltenders have a combined 2.82 goals against average and .917 save percentage with no shutouts.

Knights Overview
The Knights are currently in third place in the East Division with a 23-21-4-1 record for 51 points (16 points behind the division leading Titans). WBS has won four of their ten games, and they are coming off a 6 – 1 home win against the Maryland Black Bears (the Knights swept Maryland last weekend). The Knights have scored 144 goals (eighteenth in the league) while they have allowed 162 (eighteenth in the league). WBS is tied with the Titans for the best power play unit in the league having converted on 27.4% of their chances with the man advantage while they are last in the league on the penalty kill by preventing the opposition from converting on 64.1% on their chances.

WBS is led by Lincoln Hatten in almost every category: points (50: 22 goals and 28 assists); goals (22); game winning goals (six) and penalty minutes (117). Bronte has a team best +196.

The Knights goaltenders have a combine 3.18 goals against average and .904 save percentage with one shutout (Zach Stejskal).

Titans Overview
The Titans are in the first place in the East Division with a 34 – 11 – 0 – 1 record for 69 points and have clinched a playoff spot. They have won five of their last ten games, and they are coming off a 5 – 3 road loss against the Jamestown Rebels (the Titans were swept by the Rebels last weekend – the first time the Titans were swept this season). They also have lost three straight games. They have scored 216 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 153 (fourteenth in the league). The Titans are tied with the Knights in the league with the best power play having converted on 27.4% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 82.2% of the time (tenth best in the league).

Machlitt leads the team in total points with sixty (23 goals and 37 assists) and goals (23). Michael Outzen has a team best five game winning goals. Cade Penney has a team high +/- with +29 while Head has the most penalty minutes on the team with eighty-seven.

The Titans goaltenders have a combined 3.24 goals against average and .902 save percentage. Patrick Pugliese has 2.95 GAA and .911 SV% with one shutout.

Titans defenseman Penney makes NCAA D1 commitment to University of New Hampshire

The New Jersey Titans, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that defenseman Cade Penney has committed to play NCAA Division I Ice Hockey for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, who play in the Hockey East Conference.

Penney, 18, is in his second year with the Titans. He currently has twenty-five points (4 goals and 21 assists) in 45 games this season.  He has a team best +/- with a +29. The Thorton, PA native was a member of the NAHL’s East Division’s team during last week’s Top Prospects Tournament.

“I am so excited for the opportunity to be a UNH Wildcat” stated Penney. “It was a very easy decision to join a first-class school and hockey program. I would like to thank my parents (Mike & Trina) and my sister (Emerson) for all their dedication and support over the years. I also would like to thank all my coaches and teammates that helped me along the way” concluded Penney.

“We are extremely excited for Cade and the entire Penney family” stated Titans head coach Craig Doremus. “Cade has worked very hard to improve day to day. He has grown so much in two years in our program. Cade has such a bright future ahead of him and we look forward to him helping us in our pursuit of the Robertson Cup. We are so proud so proud of Cade and look forward to him continuing to be a huge part of our organization moving forward” concluded Doremus.

The University of New Hampshire is in Durham, NH. The Wildcats are coached by Mike Souza. They currently have a 9-10-1 record.