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Haviland scores two goals as Titans defeat Knights 5 – 2

Shane Haviland scored two goals, Mitch Machlitt had a goal and an assist while Gavin Gulash and Jake LaRusso each had two assists to help lead the New Jersey Titans to a 5 – 2 win over the visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. It was the last regular season meeting between the teams. With the win, New Jersey defeated WBS seven out of eight times this year.

The win also increased the Titans lead in the East Division to five points.

Cam Gendron got the Titans on the board just fifty-eight seconds into the game. Gendron picked up the loose puck behind his own net and sent a pass up to Machlitt at center ice but the biscuit went by Machlitt and into the offensive zone where it was retrieved by Kyler Head. As Head reached the far side half wall, he sent a backhanded pass out front to Gendron who redirected the puck past Knights goalie Zach Stejskal to give the Titans an early 1 – 0 lead.

A minute and sixteen seconds later Haviland would score his first goal of the evening. As Jake LaRusso gained the line along the near side boards, he passed the puck to Gavin Gulash in front of him. Gulash immediately sent a cross-ice pass to Brad Zona who took a shot that went wide of the net but the puck bounced off the end boards and came right out to Haviland in the slot and Haviland buried it past Stejskal to give the Titans a 2 – 0 lead.

Haviland made it 3 – 0 at 6:46 into the second period. After the Knights dumped the puck into the Titans zone for a line change, the puck was picked up by Zona who passed it to Machlitt at center ice. Machlitt made a bounce pass off the far side boards to LaRusso. As LaRusso skated to the top of the faceoff circle, he made a centering pass out front to Haviland who one-timed it past Stejskal for eighth goal of the season.

Michael Outzen’s goal with 9:04 left in the second period gave the Titans a 4 – 0 lead. After Ole Andersen won a scrum in his own far side corner, he brought the puck up along the boards and made a cross-ice pass to Chris Garbe. As Garbe entered the Knights zone, he stopped, reversed and sent a puck in on net that was blocked out front. Nick DeSantis picked up the loose puck and took a shot from his knees that was saved by Stejskal, but the rebound came right to Outzen who buried the puck into the open net for his nineteenth goal of the season.

The Knights tried a comeback by scoring two unanswered goals early in the third period.

Just thirteen seconds into the final period, Lincoln Hatten scored his team high twenty-seventh goal of the season. After Tyrone Bronte won the draw deep inside the Titans zone, he passed the puck to Hatten to his left. Hatten took a slap shot that went off Titans goalie Ryan McInchak’s pad and into the net to make it a 4 – 1 game.

Playing four-on-four hockey, the Knights’ Anthony Mastromonica’s unassisted goal at 7:36 into the third period cut the Titans lead in half but it wasn’t enough as Machlitt added an empty net goal with 1:44 left in the game to close out the scoring.

McInchak, who won his fourth consecutive game, stopped 32 of 34 shots while Stejskal turned aside 43 of 47. Click here for the box score.

The Titans now will play the Maine Nordiques for a two-game series beginning tomorrow night at the Middletown Sports Complex.

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).

Titans forward Gendron 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 forward Cam Gendron has committed to play NCAA Division I Ice Hockey for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, who play in the Hockey East Conference.

Gendron, 21, is in his second year with the Titans.  He has a combined fifty-six points (22 goals and 34 assists) in 103 games. This season the Wilmington, MA native has thirty-three points (15 goals and 18 assists) in 47 games. Gendron is tied for first in the league with the most shorthanded points (five) and goals (four). He was a participant in the league’s Top Prospects Tournament back in February where he scored one goal in two games for the East Division.

“I am super excited for the next four years at the University of New Hampshire” stated Gendron. “To be able to play in the league I grew up watching for a team so close to home is a dream come true. I couldn’t be more thankful for this opportunity to play for a top-notch program and coaching at UNH” added Gendron.

“With that being said, I would like to take this time to thank the Titans organization. They have pushed me on and off the ice to become the best player and person I can be. Could not thank Craig and Bob and the Titans organization enough for all they’ve done for me and my development. Lastly, I would like to thank my parents and family. Without their love and support, I’m not sure how far I would have made it in this game” concluded Gendron.

“We are so proud of Cam and happy for him and his family” stated Titans head coach Craig Doremus. “Cam is a kid who has worked tirelessly over his two years as a Titan. He has really embraced his identity and who he is as a hockey player. He has grown a tremendous amount on the ice and in the dressing room. He is extremely respected amongst his peers and will do anything it takes to win a hockey game. Cam is going to be a true asset to the UNH hockey program and student body. We greatly look forward to Cam being a huge part of our quest for the Robertson Cup” concluded Doremus.

The University of New Hampshire is in Durham, NH. The Wildcats are coached by Mike Souza. They currently have a 15-14-3 record.

Weekend Preview: 2/21 – 2/22/20; Titans travel to Jamestown for series

The New Jersey Titans will travel to Jamestown, NY to take on the Rebels at the Northwest Arena for two games this weekend with both games (Friday and Saturday) beginning at 7:05PM. Should the Titans win both games, they will at least clinch a playoff spot for the fifth time in the team’s five-year history.

This will be start of a seven-game road trip for the Titans with four of the games against the Rebels (the others are two against the Northeast Generals and the other is against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights).

Titans vs. Rebels Overview
This will be the third meeting between the two teams with the Titans winning all four prior games by a combined score of 20 – 6. The last time they met was back on December 20 and 21, 2019.

Liam Hansson has the most points against the Titans with three (all assists) while defenseman Renars Karkls has scored the most goals (two) against them. The Rebels are 1 for 16 (6%) on the powerplay while their goaltenders have a combined 5.00 goals against average and .837 save percentage.

Cam Gendron has the most points against the Rebels with six (5 goals and 1 assist) and goals (five). The Titans are 7 for 16 (44%) on the powerplay while their goaltenders have a combined 1.50 goals against average and .946 save percentage with one shoutout (Patrick Pugliese back on October 25, 2019).

Rebels Overview
The Rebels are currently in sixth place in the East Division with an 18-27-1-2 record for 39 points, thirty points behind division leading New Jersey. Jamestown is 6 – 4 in their last ten games, and they are coming off a 1 – 0 road loss to the Johnstown Tomahawks (Johnstown swept the Rebels last weekend). The Rebels have scored 110 goals (23rd in the league) and they have allowed 148 (15th most in the league). Jamestown has converted on 17.2% (16th in the league) of their chances on the power play and have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 78.1% (19th in the league).

The Rebels are led by Noah Finstrom’s thirty-seven points (13 goals and 24 assists). Eric Olson leads the team in goals with seventeen, game winning goals (five) and penalty minutes (130). Danny Magnuson and Spencer Cosway each have a team best +/- of +5.

Jamestown’s goaltenders have a combined 2.86 goals against average and .911 save percentage with two shutouts (Noah West).

Titans Overview
The Titans are in the first place in the East Division with a 34 – 9 – 0 – 1 record for 69 points. They have won seven of their last ten games, and they are coming off a 7 – 3 home loss against the Northeast Generals (the Titans split with the Generals last weekend). They have scored 211 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 143 (eleventh in the league). The Titans are first in the league on the power play having converted on 27.8% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 84.0% of the time (tenth best in the league).

Mitch Machlitt leads the team in total points with fifty-eight (22 goals and 36 assists) and goals (22). Michael Outzen has a team best five game winning goals. Cade Penney has a team high +/- with +31 while Brody Medeiros has the most penalty minutes on the team with sixty-four.

The Titans goaltenders have a combined 3.12 goals against average and .906 save percentage. Patrick Pugliese has 3.19 GAA and .904 SV% with one shutout (Pugliese).

TPT Blog Day 2 – Something is strange but it’s game day!

After our previous day of travels, we all got a good night’s rest and woke up for 9:30 am breakfast at the hotel. We sat down with some players from Chippewa (on the Midwest team) and ate our breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, and potatoes. Despite having to play them later in the day, the breakfast did not end in fisticuffs but rather with us clearing our plates and heading to our rooms for a pregame nap, just like every other game day.

After our nap, we headed downstairs in our suits to get on the bus to the rink. Sharing an isle with some players from Wilkes, we made the 15-minute drive from our hotel to the rink, and prepared to put our best foot forward.

Off ice warmups felt a little off for us as we did not have the usual scheduled meetings beforehand. Unlike our usual meticulous schedule for game day, the only time we had to go off of was the previous game, as our on-ice warmups started immediately after the finishing of the earlier game on dirty ice. My teammates went off for their regular routine as I got my titans apparel on including my shorts, shirt, sweatshirt and red under armor shoes. I prepared to run around the rink with my headphones, racket ball and phone. However, before I was able to start my routine, I was stopped by an equipment rep for Vaughn. He explained that he could help me find new pants as well as mold a custom helmet for me. Since I was interested, he offered to do the molding before the game.

As I laid down with saran wrap surrounding my eyes and a hair net atop my head, I began to regret my decision. Before I could muster out a change of heart, I was instructed to close my eyes as my temporary plaster sarcophagus was draped around me. As I laid in utter darkness in what felt like an eternity, thoughts began to race in my head. “What if my warmups is ruined and I play bad because of it?” An earlier conversation with coach Craig popped up in my head. “If a car salesman says you can have the car for $400 a month what do you say?” Apparently “sure…?” was not the right answer. Craig explained to me that I had to negotiate for myself, stand up for myself, and not just take whatever was offered… like a plaster molding of my face before a showcase game. Well Craig, I did not stand up for myself this time, sorry. Hindsight is 20/20, I guess. The molded helmet will be really good for me though, a big increase in protection and comfort I hear.

Anyways as my plaster cage was lifted, I hurried away to complete my warmup and got my gear on to head onto the ice. On ice warmups were a little unconventional with the unclean ice and slightly different shooting drills, but we made the most of it. Our coaching staff came in, Craig and Johnstown’s coach Mike Letizia gave us some advice. They told us to do the right things and to do what we do best, and not treat it just like an all-star game. “Play the game the right way” more or less.

All of us performed well, Cam Gendron scored in the first in what would end up being a 3-1 victory for team East. After the game we ate at the rink in a room set up for the players during the showcase. We enjoyed our meal of steak, green beans, mashed potatoes, and sliced bread. After we were finished, we got back on the bus to get some rest for tomorrow’s game.

Hanging out in the hotel together, we turned on our Monday night ritual, the Bachelor. Small spoiler, big drama coming up with Victoria F (my future girlfriend). After that exciting episode we got ready for bed to get some sleep before our game against selects blue the next day.

TPT Blog Day 1 – Travel Day, House leads the way and settling the nerves

After our weekend series at home against the Northeast Generals, five Titans players, Joe Nagle, Cam Gendron, Michael Outzen, Cade Penney, and myself embarked with our equipment manager, Yllano TubIlleja to Attleboro, MA for the 2020 Top Prospects showcase. The showcase is an extremely prestigious event that hosts every — or nearly every — NHL and Division 1 team as attendees.

We arrived at the Middletown Sports Complex shortly after 9am, less than 12 hours after the finish of our Saturday night game against the Generals, and packed all our gear, toiletries, and other luggage we would need for the next few days. Besides the obvious requirement for our gear, we also packed a skate sharpener and shop vacuum (Yllano loves his cleanliness) in the back of a rented 15-seater van. My teammates looked on with baffled expressions as I packed most of the bus by myself.

Departing shortly after 10am we all expressed our excitement for the tournament as Yllano played his famous “House” music, which he takes his nickname from. “House” drove smoothly as we passed New York City, seeing the skyline to our right. About halfway to our destination we stopped at a rest stop in Branford, CT. The five of us each got a Subway sandwich. House strayed from the pack and elected to get a macchiato and a vanilla frosted donut from Dunkin’.

Back on the road again we passed our hotel location in Providence, RI and headed straight for the rink in Attleboro to drop off our gear. Luckily, I was assisted in the unpacking of the van this time. With our bags on our shoulders we followed House, still buzzed off his macchiato, through the back of the rink towards our locker room. As we passed by cameras and equipment being set up for the event, we came across the sign for our locker room, labelled East Division, and opened the doors. House instructed us to unpack our gear where our nameplate was, and we robotically unpacked just like every other road game. Although this time a green jersey occupied our stalls.

After we set up our gear we headed to the hotel, the upscale Hilton-Providence, to check in, we got to head up to our rooms and relax for a bit. It was shortly after 5:30, and dinner was not served until 7pm. After about 45 minutes we had a welcome surprise. Former Titan Spencer Stanley, currently attending Salve Regina, came to visit his former teammates and me. He caught us up with life after junior hockey, including his experience with taking classes, which seemed like a distant dream to us (or nightmare, depending on who you asked). After reflecting on his time with the Titans and his own experience with this event last year, the clock reached 7pm, and our empty stomachs led us downstairs to our meals.

Green Salad, Broccoli, grilled chicken, Steak. These freshly cooked ingredients greeted us downstairs. No pizza. Now we just had to find where to sit…. no empty tables meant we had to mingle. We found one with some players from the Maine Nordiques and acquainted ourselves with divisional advisories turned temporary teammates. As we engaged in the familiar banter of “hockey talk” our nerves eased, and we settled into our once peculiar surroundings. After our stomachs were settled, we headed upstairs to get some rest for the exciting, and extremely important activities that were to come.

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Written by Patrick Pugliese

Four, second period goals propel Titans to 6 – 2 victory over Generals

The New Jersey Titans scored four, second period goals in 5:13 minutes en route to a 6 – 2 win over the visiting Northeast Generals for the team’s fifth consecutive win.

Defenseman Ole Andersen and forward Shane Haviland each had a goal and an assist.

After a scoreless opening period, Northeast got on the scoreboard first just 1:23 into the middle stanza. The Generals’ Gerard Marretta picked up the loose puck in his own zone along the near side boards and sent a long stretch pass across to a breaking Ryan Kuzmich. After gaining the line, Kuzmich took a shot from the faceoff dot that was saved by Titans goalie Patrick Pugliese but the deep rebound came right out to Charlie Ried in the slot and Ried one-timed it past the fallen Pugliese to give Northeast a 1 – 0 lead.

The Titans then countered by scoring four, unanswered goals in 5:13 minutes.

At 6:58 of the second Tyler Nasca tied the game at one. Haviland picked up the loose puck in his own zone at the high slot and passed it to Nasca on his right. As Nasca reached center ice, he passed the puck to Nick DeSantis on his right. After entering the offensive zone along the near side boards, DeSantis circled around his defender and centered the puck out front to Nasca in the slot and the Wheatfield, NY native one-timed it past Northeast’s goalie Connor Bradford for his eighth goal of the season.

Thirty-four seconds later the Titans doubled their lead on Kyle Jeffers twenty-first goal of the season. Kyler Head intercepted a Generals pass at the top of the slot in his own zone and he skated to the near side boards and entered the offensive zone on a 2 on 2 rush with Cam Gendron. As Head gained the line, he drop pass the puck to Jeffers.  As the American International College commit reached the faceoff dot, he took a shot that beat Bradford short side to make it 2 – 1 Titans.

Andersen gave the Titans a 3 – 1 lead at 8:51 of the second. After Pugliese made a save on Northeast’s Clark Kerner, the rebound came out to Cade Penney at the near side faceoff dot and he passed the puck up and over to Michael Outzen at the top of his own zone. As Outzen entered the Generals’ zone on a 3 – 2 rush, he stopped and reversed at the top of the far side faceoff circle and he sent a long, cross-ice pass to Andersen who took a snapshot that beat Bradford long side for his sixth goal of the season.

The Titans scored their fourth straight goal with 7:51 remaining in the period. Penney picked up the rebound at his own goal line to the left of Pugliese and he passed it up to Jeffers at the bottom of the far side faceoff circle. Jeffers made a long stretch pass up to Mitch Machlitt at the top of the Generals blueline. After gaining the line, Machlitt reversed at the top of the far side faceoff circle and made a backhand pass to Andersen in the slot. Andersen immediately passed it back to Gavin Gulash who went from his forehand to his backhand and he lifted the puck up high and past Bradford for his tenth goal of the season.

Bradford was replaced by Joey Stanizzi.

Kuzmich cut the Generals deficit in half with 5:03 left in the second. With a delayed penalty being called on the Titans, Northeast’s Cam Gaudette made a long stretch pass from the top of his own far side faceoff circle to Jonathan Young at the Titans blueline. As Young reached the faceoff dot, he reversed and made a centering pass to Kuzmich in the slot and Kuzmich one-timed it past Pugliese for his first goal of the season.

Haviland made it 5 – 2 just 1:08 into the third period. DeSantis picked up the loose puck at the top of his own near side faceoff circle and passed it over to Penney on his right. Penney found a breaking Haviland at center ice. As Haviland gained the line, he cut towards the near side boards and went around his defender towards the end boards. Haviland circled around the Generals net and wrapped the puck around and into the net past Stanizzi for his sixth goal of the season.

Head lit the lamp for his sixteenth goal of the season with 2:14 left in the game to close out the scoring.

Pugliese stopped 32 of 34 shots while Bradford and Stanizzi combined to stop 25 of 31. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will meet again tonight at 7:00pm at the Middletown Sports Complex. It’s Bogo and Skate night. First, anyone who brings their significant other can get one ticket for free if they purchase an adult ticket. Then it’s Skate Night with the Titans immediately following the game for all fans.

Pugliese and Tubilleja to blog on 2020 Top Prospects Tournament

The Titans have announced today that goaltender Patrick Pugliese and equipment manager Yllano Tubilleja will be blogging from next week’s Top Prospects Tournament. Pugliese, along with teammates Cam Gendron, Michael Outzen, Joe Nagle and Cade Penney will be participating for the East Division in the tournament. Tubilleja will be working as a member of East Division’s staff while it will be coached by Craig Doremus.

The Titans contingent will leave on Sunday morning. The tournament will be held from February 17 – 18 at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is one of the most highly scouted events in junior hockey.  Last season, over 220 scouts attended the event, which featured almost every NHL team and NCAA Division I school.

All the articles will be posted on njtitansnahl.com.

Gendron and Zona named honorable mention for NAHL’s East Division’s Star of the Week for week ending February 9

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending February 9 and Titans forward Cam Gendron and defenseman Brad Zona were named honorable mention for the East Division.

Gendron had four points (3 goals and 1 assist) during this past weekend’s sweep of the Maryland Black Bears. He had a hat trick (his second of the season) in Friday night’s 6 – 4 win, and he posted an assist in Saturday’s 7 – 2 victory.

Gendron has twenty-nine points (14 goals and 15 assists) in forty-one games this season. This is the second time this season that the Wilmington, MA native has been recognized by the league. He was honorable mention for week ending October 27, 2019.

Zona had five points (all assists) this past weekend. He had two assists in Friday’s game (both on two of Gendron’s goals) and three is Saturday’s win.

The Auburn, MA has eleven points (1 goal and 10 assists) in thirty-seven games. He is second among the team’s defensemen with a +18. This is the first time Zona has received league honors, making him the thirteenth member of the team to do so this season.

Garbe’s hat trick helps leads Titans to weekend sweep over Black Bears

Chris Garbe scored three goals, including two in the first period, to help lead the New Jersey Titans to a 7 – 2 victory over the visiting Maryland Black Bears to complete a weekend sweep between the teams.

It was Garbe’s first hat trick of the season and the Titans second one in two games.

The Titans scored early and often in the first period and it all started at 1: 39 into the opening period on Tyler Nasca’s seventh goal of the season. After a shot was blocked out in-front of the Titans net, captain Brody Medeiros picked up the loose puck along the far side half wall and he passed it up to Nick DeSantis who sent a backhand pass to Josef Glamos. As Glamos enter the neutral zone he passed it up and over to a breaking Shane Haviland along the far side boards. As Haviland gained the line, he made a cross-ice pass over to Nasca and the defenseman took a wrist shot from the top of the circle that beat Black Bears goalie Cooper Black to give the Titans a 1 – 0 lead.

Less than a minute and a half later, the Titans doubled their lead on Garbe’s first goal of the game. After Garbe won the draw deep inside the Black Bears zone, the puck went to Matt Cameron who was to the left of Garbe. As Cameron circled to the top of the near side faceoff circle, he went to pass the puck over to Brad Zona but it was deflected and bounced off the far side boards where Zona ultimately picked it up at the bottom of the faceoff circle. Zona threw a pass on net that was saved by Black but Garbe tucked in the rebound past the goalie to make it 2 – 0.

Matthew Iasenza made it 3 – 0 with 7:05 remaining in the first period. After Iasenza won the draw deep inside his own zone, the puck went back to Zona who wrapped it around the end boards and up to the far side half wall to Friday night’s star of the game Cam Gendron. Gendron sent a bounce pass off the boards to Iasenza who skated through center ice and into the Black Bears zone. As Iasenza was driving towards the net, he passed it off to Kyler Head on his right who immediately sent it back to Zona at the point. Zona took a wrist shot that was saved by Black but Gendron, who was to the left of Black, circled around the net and passed it out front to Iasenza  and he buried it into the open net for his ninth goal of the season.

Garbe scored his second goal with 2:21 left in the first. With the puck inside the Titans zone, Maryland’s Aiden McDowell took a shot from the top of near side point that was blocked out in front and picked up by Gavin Gulash. As Gulash reached his own blue line, he head manned the puck to Garbe who skated in all alone on Black and Garbe beat him far side to give the Titans a 4 – 0 lead.

Maryland got on the board at 4:05 in the second period on Jackson Sterrett’s seventeenth goal of the season. The Black Bears entered the offensive zone on a three-on-two rush. As Aaron Swanson gained the line, he passed the puck over to Sterrett on his right. Sterrett took a shot that was saved by Titans goaltender Patrick Pugliese but Sterrett picked up the rebound and sent it around the end boards and up along the near side half wall to Jack Hillman. Hillman took a shot that went wide but the puck took a strange bounce off the end boards and right to Sterrett who buried it past Pugliese to make it 4 – 1.

Three and a half minutes later, Swanson cut the Black Bears deficit in half. With the puck in the Titans zone along the far side boards, Medeiros sent a high clearing pass off the glass, but it was kept in the zone at the point by Garrett Szydlowski who passed it up to Swanson. At the top of the faceoff circle, Swanson circled and passed it back to Szydlowski on his right. Szydlowski made a cross-ice pass but it bounced off the near side boards where it picked up by Tim Organ. Organ lobbed a shot on net that was redirected out front by Swanson and past Pugliese for his thirteenth goal of the season.

Michael Outzen scored with 2:23 left in the middle stanza to make it 5 – 2. DeSantis picked up the loose puck at the top of his own slot and passed it over to Outzen. The Highlands Ranch, CO native skated through center ice and into the offensive zone. As Outzen reached the top of the far side faceoff circle, he curled and took a long wrist shot that found its way through a screen and past Aaron Randazzo, who replaced Black between the pipes, for his sixteenth goal of the season.

Head scored a power play goal with six seconds remaining in the middle stanza and Garbe finished his hat trick with thirty-eight seconds remaining in the game to close out the scoring.

Pugliese stopped 29 of 31 shots while Maryland’s goaltender combined to stop 22 of 29. Click here for the box score.

The Titans next game will be on Wednesday, February 12 against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights at the Middletown Sports Complex. Puck drop is 7:35pm.