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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).

Outzen named East Division’s second star of the week while Jeffers is honorable mention

The North American Hockey League announced today its Bauer Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending March 2 and Titans forward Michael Outzen was named the East Division’s second star while fellow forward Kyle Jeffers was honorable mention.

Outzen had five points (1 goal and 4 assists) in three games last week. He scored a goal in the contest in last Wednesday’s matinee game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights; he had three assists in Friday’s 7 – 5 win over the Northeast Generals, and he had an assist in Saturday’s 4 – 2 win over Northeast.

The Highlands Ranch, CO native is third on the team with fifty-four total points (18 goals and 36 assists). This is the fourth time this season that the Outzen has been recognized by the league, the three other times he was honorable mention for February 2, January 26 and December 22.

Jeffers had six total points (2 goals and 4 assists) in last week’s games. He had an assist in the contest against the Knights and he had two goals and three assists in Friday’s slugfest win against the Generals.

The Oviedo, FL native is second on the team with fifty-seven total points (23 goals and 34 assists) and tied for most goals (23). This is the seventh time this season that Jeffers has received league recognition. He was second star of the week for week ending December 1 and January 19, honorable mention for week ending November 17, December 8 and February 2, and he was the star of the week for week ending October 6.

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.

Rebels down Titans 5 – 2

Backed by two goals each from Liam Hansson and Noah Finstrom, the Jamestown Rebels defeated the visiting New Jersey Titans 5 – 2 last night at the Northwest Arena. It was the first time in five games this season that the Titans were defeated by Jamestown. It also was the Titians second straight loss.

With 8:09 left in the opening period, Titans defenseman Joe Nagle was called for slashing to give Jamestown the man advantage. Seventeen seconds later Hansson opened the scoring for the Rebels.  After the Rebels won the draw deep inside the Titans zone, Hansson looked to set up the play at the top of the near side faceoff circle. Hansson sent a cross-ice pass over to Ben Kuzma who took a shot on net that went wide, and the loose puck was picked up by Eric Olson who was to the left to Titans netminder Ryan McInchak. Olson sent the puck behind the Titans net to Finstrom. Finstrom passed it to Hansson at the near side faceoff dot and Hansson took a wrist shot the beat McInchak high glove side to give the Rebels a 1 – 0 lead.

A little over two minutes later Hansson scored his second goal of the game to double the Rebels lead.  After Josef Glamos brought the puck into the offensive zone along the far side boards, he went to make a drop pass but it was intercepted by Hansson who circled and brought the puck out of his own zone and passed it up to Carter Korpi. Korpi entered the offensive zone on a three-on-two rush. As Korpi gained the line, he immediately passed the puck over to Joe Teasdale on his left. As Teasdale reached the top of the faceoff circle, he passed it over to Hansson in the high slot and Hansson took a shot that beat McInchak long side to give the Rebels a 2 – 0 lead.

At 3:53 of the second period Glamos cut the Titans deficit in half. After McInchak made a save, the rebound was picked up by Jake LaRusso at the far side faceoff dot and he passed it over to David Parker on his left. Parker brought the puck up through the neutral zone. Before Parker entered the Rebels zone, he passed it over to Glamos at the top of the point. As Glamos gained the line, he took a wrist shot that beat Rebels goaltender Noah West short side for his fourteenth goal of the season.

Kyle Jeffers was called for hooking at 6:33 of the second to negate a Titans power play. After Teasdale’s penalty expired, the Rebels went on the man advantage. With time winding down on the power play, Olson brought the puck into the offensive zone and took a shot that went wide of the net that was picked up by Hansson along the far side half wall. Hansson passed it back to the point to Finstrom. As Finstrom reached the faceoff dot, he passed it down low to Hansson who was to the right of McInchak at the goal line. Hansson made a centering pass out front to Finstrom and he took a wrister that beat McInchak to give the Rebels a 3 – 1 lead.

The Rebels took a 4 – 1 lead just 1:20 into the third period. After the Rebels won the draw deep inside the Titans zone, the puck went back to Seth Bergeron at the top of the near side faceoff circle. Bergeron took a shot that was deflected out front and picked up by Korpi at the far side corner. Korpi passed it over to Finstrom who was slightly behind the goal line and to the left of McInchak. Finstrom centered the puck out front and Korpi backhanded the puck up high and into the net past McInchak for his first goal of the game.

Michael Outzen cut the Titans deficit in half with 4:47 remaining in the third. After Outzen won the draw inside the Rebels zone, he passed the puck into the far side corner as he was falling where it was picked up by Mitch Machlitt. As Machlitt went to the end boards, he immediately sent a behind the back pass to Ole Andersen who skated behind the Rebels net. As Andersen wrapped around the net, he centered the puck out front to Outzen who one-timed it past West for his seventeenth goal of the season.

Finstrom closed out the scoring with an empty netter with three seconds remaining in the game.

McInchak stopped 26 of 30 shots while West turned aside 47 of 49. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will close out their series tonight at 7:05pm.

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.

Weekend Preview: 2/14 – 2/15/20 – Titans home on Valentine’s Weekend for series against Generals

The Northeast Generals will visit the Titans this Valentine’s Weekend for a two-game series. Friday’s puck drop is 7:30pm while Friday’s is 7:00pm.

Titans vs. Generals Overview
This will be the third meeting between the teams. The Titans have won all four previously played games by a combined score of 21 – 10. The last time they met was a month ago when the Titans swept the Generals at the Middletown Sports Complex.

While six different Generals have three points against the Titans, Ricky Boyson has the most goals scored with three. Northeast is 1 for 14 (7%) on the power play against New Jersey while their goaltenders have a combined 4.90 goals against average and .860 save percentage.

Kyle Jeffers has the most points against the Generals with eight (4 goals and 4 assists) and most goals scored (four). The Titans have gone 4 for 14 (29%) on the power play. New Jersey’s goaltenders have a combined 2.45 goals against average and .927 save percentage.

Generals Overview
The Generals are currently in last place in the East Division with a 16-22-1-1 record for thirty-four points, thirty-three behind division leading New Jersey. They have scored 120 goals (nineteenth in the league) and they have allowed 150 (eighteenth in the league). Northeast has won four of its last ten games, and they are coming off a 2 – 1 home loss to the Johnstown Tomahawks (the Generals were swept by Johnstown last weekend). They have converted on 14.6% of their powerplay chances (nineteenth in the league) and have prevented the opposition from scoring on 78.7% (seventeenth in the league) of the time on the penalty kill.

Ethan Destefani leads the Generals with twenty-eight points (12 goals and 16 assists) while Jonathan Young and Liam McCanney each have thirteen goals. Jared Lambright has a team high +7. Michael Heneghan leads the team in penalty minutes with 113.

Northeast’s goaltenders have a combined 3.60 goals against average and a .894 save percentage with no shutouts.

Titans Overview
The Titans are in the first place in the East Division with a 33 – 8 – 0 – 1 record for 67 points. They have won eight of their last ten games, and they are coming off a 5 – 3 home win against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights (the Titans have won four in a row). They have scored 202 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 134 (eleventh in the league). The Titans are first in the league on the power play having converted on 29.1% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 83.3% of the time (tenth best in the league).

Mitch Machlitt leads the team in total points with fifty-five (21 goals and 34 assists) and goals (21). Michael Outzen has a team best five game winning goals. Cade Penney has a team high +/- with +29 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 2.91 GAA and .912 SV% with one shutout.

BOGO & Skate Night Promotions
Saturday night’s game is BOGO night. If you bring your significant other to the game, you’ll receive a FREE ticket if you purchase one full price ticket ($8). Immediately following the game is Skate Night with the Titans, open to all fans.

Game Day Preview: Knights visit Titans for midweek contest

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights travel to the Middletown Sports Complex to tackle the New Jersey Titans tonight at 7:30pm on Half Price Hump Day.

Titans vs. Knights Overview
Tonight will be the sixth meeting between the teams and the third game on home ice. The Titans have won all five games by a combined score of 24 – 14. The last time they met was almost a month ago on January 15 when the Titans won 5 – 4 which included a Mitch Machlitt penalty shot goal on his twenty-first birthday.

Veteran Tyrone Bronte leads all Knights scorers with six total points (2 goals and 4 assists) against New Jersey. In addition to Bronte, three other Knights have scored two goals against the Titans: Nikita Asylaev, Johnny Kaljian and Jordan Strand. WBS is 3 for 6 (50%) on the power play. The Knights goaltenders have a combined 4.80 goals against average and .879 save percentage against the Titans.

Matt Cameron (4 goals and 1 assist) and Kyle Jeffers (2 goals and 3 assists) each have five points against the Knights while Cameron leads the team in goals scored with four. The Titans have gone 3 for 10 (30%) on the power play. New Jersey’s goaltenders have a combined 2.80 goals against average and .920 save percentage.

Knights Overview
The Knights are currently in third place in the East Division with a 20-20-4-1 record for 45 points (20 points behind the division leading Titans). WBS has won two of their ten games, and they are coming off a 6 – 1 road loss against the Jamestown Rebels (Jamestown swept the Knights this past weekend). The Knights have scored 129 goals (seventeenth in the league) while they have allowed 152 (nineteenth in the league). WBS is second in the league on the power play having converted on 27.3% 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 62.9% on their chances.

WBS is led by Lincoln Hatten in almost every category: points (46: 21 goals and 25 assists); goals (21); game winning goals (six) and penalty minutes (108). Bronte has a team best +16.

The Knights goaltenders have a combine 3.24 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 32 – 8 – 0 – 1 record for 65 points. They have won eight of their last ten games, and they are coming off a 7 – 2 home win against the Maryland Black Bears (the Titans swept Maryland this past weekend). They have scored 197 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 131 (tenth in the league). The Titans are first in the league on the power play having converted on 29.5% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 82.9% of the time (tenth best in the league).

Machlitt leads the team in total points with fifty-two (21 goals and 31 assists) and goals (21). 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 sixty-four.

The Titans goaltenders have a combined 3.13 goals against average and .906 save percentage. Patrick Pugliese has 2.90 GAA and .913 SV% with one shutout.

Half Price Hump Day Promotion
All tickets for tonight’s game are half price. Adult tickets will be $4 (regularly $8) and children 12 – 2 will be $2.50 (regularly $5).

Weekend Preview: 2/7 – 2/8/20; Black Bears visit for weekend series against Titans

The Maryland Black Bears visit the Middletown Sports Complex this weekend to play two games against the East Division leading Titans. The puck drop for Friday’s game is scheduled for 7:30pm and 7:00pm for Saturday’s game.

Titans and Black Bears Overview
This will be the fourth series between the teams with the Titans winning four of the six previous games by a combined score of 35 – 28. The last time they met was at Piney Orchard Ice Arena the weekend of November 29 and 30 when the team’s split the series. The Titans won the last game played by a score of 7 – 4.

Wilmer Skoog leads the Black Bears with nine total points (5 goals and 4 assists) and goals (5) against the Titans. They are 2 for 10 (20%) on the power play. Maryland’s goaltenders have a combined 5.60 goals against average and .834 save percentage.

Mitch Machlitt leads the Titans with twelve total points (2 goals and 10 assists) while Kyle Jeffers has scored the most goals (seven) against the Black Bears. The Titans are 6 for 16 (38%) on the power player. Goaltenders Patrick Pugliese and Arseni Seergev have a combined .878 save percentage and 4.44 goals against average.

Black Bears Overview
Maryland is currently in fourth place in the East Division with a 17-18-7-0 record for 41 points, twenty behind division leading New Jersey. They have scored 136 goals (eleventh in the league) while they have allowed 132 (thirteenth in the league).  They are 2 and 8 for their last ten games and they are coming off of a 3- 2 home loss to the Jamestown Rebels (last weekend the Black Bears split with the Rebels). The Black Bears have converted on 20.1% of their chances on the power play (thirteenth in the league) while they have prevented the opposition from scoring 80.3% (fourteenth in the league) on the penalty kill.

Hampus Rydqvist leads the team in points with 38 (10 goals and 28 assists) while Jackson Sterrett leads the team with sixteen goals. Three players (Aden Bruich, Logan Kons and Brayden Stannard) have three game winning goals. Rydqvist has a team best +6. Jack Smiley leads the team with ninety-six penalty minutes.

Maryland’s goaltenders have a combined 2.96 goals against average and .906 save percentage with one shutout.

Titans Overview
The Titans are in the first place in the East Division with a 30 – 8 – 0 – 1 record for 61 points. They have won seven of their last ten games, and they are coming off a 9 – 2 road win against the Maine Nordiques (the Titans split with the Nordiques last weekend). They have scored 184 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 125 (ninth in the league). The Titans are first in the league on the power play having converted on 30.7% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 82% of the time (eleventh best in the league).

Machlitt leads the team in total points with fifty-two (21 goals and 31 assists) and goals (21). 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 sixty-four.

The goaltending tandem of Pugliese (2.90 GAA and .912 SV%) and Sergeev (3.56 GAA and .892 SV%) have a combined 3.13 goals against average and .905 save percentage with one shutout (Pugliese).

Jeffers and Outzen named honorable mention for NAHL’s East Division’s Star of the Week for week ending February 2

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending February 2 and Titans forwards Kyle Jeffers and Michael Outzen were named honorable mention for the East Division.

Jeffers had four points (2 goals and 2 assists) in this weekend’s split with the Maine Nordiques. He had an assist in Friday night’s contest and he had two goals and an assist in Saturday’s 9 – 2 win.

Jeffers is second on the team with forty-nine total points (20 goals and 29 assists) and goals (20). This is the sixth time this season that Jeffers has received league recognition. He was second star of the week for week ending December 1 and January 19, honorable mention for week ending November 17 and December 8, and he was the star of the week for week ending October 6.

Outzen also had four points (2 goals and 2 assists) this past weekend. He had a goal and an assist in each game.

Outzen is third on the team with forty-one total points (16 goals and 26 assists). This is the second straight that Outzen received league honors and third overall: honorable mention for December 22 and January 26.  He also was announced to the East Division’s Top Prospects Team this past week.