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Titans acquire veteran blueliner Joe Nagle in three team deal

The New Jersey Titans have announced today that the team has acquired veteran defenseman Joe Nagle as part of a three-team trade involving the Northeast Generals and Corpus Christi IceRays. The Titans have traded defenseman Mac Wiseman to the IceRays.

Nagle, the Generals captain, is in his fourth and final season of junior hockey, all with the Generals until now. This season Nagle has twenty-two points (3 goals and 19 assists) in thirty-eight games. In three and a half seasons with Northeast, Nagle has 52 points (6 goals and 46 assists) in 142 games with an overall +14.

“I am very happy to be joining this team” stated Nagle. “I can’t wait to help the team in any way to continue their success” concluded Nagle.

“First, I would like to thank Mac for his service and commitment to the Titans organization” stated Titans head coach Craig Doremus. “I wish him much success in Corpus Christi.”

“Second, we are extremely excited to add Joe to our team. Joe is a veteran defenseman in the NAHL and is very familiar with the East Division. Joe will be a nice addition to an already deep blueline. We think he will be a big contributor for us on the ice and in the dressing room” concluded Doremus.

Four second period goals propel Titans to 6 – 3 win over Jamestown

Down by two entering the second period, the visiting New Jersey Titans scored four unanswered goals in the middle stanza en route to a 6 – 3 win over the Jamestown Rebels. The victory completed the Titans weekend sweep over the Rebels. The win also was the Titans fifth victory out of the last their last six games.

Matthew Iasenza had three points (2 goals and 1 assist) while Cam Gendron (two goals), Danny Dimon (two assists) and Shane Haviland (two assists) each had two points.

The Rebels opened the scoring just 1:49 into the game when Eric Olson scored his eleventh goal of the season to give Jamestown a 1 – 0 lead.

Jamestown doubled their lead at the 8:40 mark when Noah Finstrom beat Titans goaltender Patrick Pugliese to make it 2 – 0.

Trailing by two entering the second, the Titans kicked it into high gear. Josef Glamos cut the Titans deficit in half when he beat Rebels netminder Jon Howe at the 4:24 mark for his eighth goal of the season with an assist from Kyle Jeffers.

Iasenza knotted the game at two at the 7:00 mark with his first goal of the contest with assists from Chris Garbe and Dimon.

Then the Titans never looked back.

Gendron’s eighth goal of the season, and first of the game, gave the Titans a 3 – 2 lead with 7:32 remaining in the second with assists from Brad Zona and Haviland.

Iasenza scored his second goal of the period and game with 2:38 left in the middle stanza to give the Titans a 4 – 2 lead with assists from Dimon and Pugliese. It was Titans netminder’s second point of the season.

Mac Wiseman was called for boarding at 4:17 into the third to give the Rebels the man advantage. Thirty-one seconds later Renars Karkls scored his fourth goal of the season to cut the Titans lead to 4 – 3.

The Titans would regain their two-goal lead when Michael Outzen scored his third goal of the weekend with 7: 13 left in the third with assists from Iasenza and recently called up and Buffalo, NY native Connor Pelc who was making his NAHL debut. The sixteen-year-old is committed to Providence College.

Gendron scored his second goal of the game, an empty netter, with a minute remaining in the game to close out the scoring and give the Titans the 6 – 3 win. Gavin Gulash and Haviland were credited with the assists.

Pugliese, who was playing in his fifth game this month, stopped 26 of 29 shots while Howe turned aside 24 of 29. Click here for the box score.

The Titans now will go on a much-deserved Christmas break. They will resume play on January 10 when the travel to Maine for the first time this season to play the Nordiques.

Outzen’s two goals help lead Titans to 5 – 2 win over Jamestown

Michael Outzen scored two goals and Chris Garbe had two points to help lead the visiting New Jersey Titans to a 5 – 2 win over the Jamestown Rebels.

After a scoreless first period, it was the wild west in the second where six of the games seven goals occurred with the Titans converting on their two power play chances.

Matt Cameron started the scoring just 4:13 into the middle stanza to put the Titans on the board. After Rebels forward Noah Finstrom brought the puck into the Titans zone, he reversed at the half wall and went to send the puck across ice and back to the point, but it was intercepted by Cameron. Cameron skated up along the near side boards and into the Rebels zone and behind their net. As Cameron skated around, he took a sharp angle shot that beat Jamestown’s goalie Noah West high, short side for this twelfth goal of the season.

The Rebels tied the game at 7:21 into the second period. After Tyler Nasca took a shot from the far side point that was blocked out front of the Jamestown net, the loose puck was picked up Rebels defenseman Spencer Cosway who passed it up to Nick Siffringer. Siffringer skated through center ice and into the Titans zone on an odd man rush. As Siffringer gained the line, he passed the puck to Eric Olson on his right. Olson took a shot that was saved by Patrick Pugliese, but the rebound came out to Siffringer who backhanded the puck past a fallen Pugliese and into the net.

With 10:56 left in the period, Jamestown’s Renars Karkls was called for tripping to give the Titans the man advantage. Thirty-three seconds later the Titans regained the lead on Gavin Gulash’s fourth goal of the season.

Shane Haviland picked up the loose puck along the far side half wall and brought it behind the Jamestown net and passed it up to Kyle Jeffers at the near side faceoff dot. Jeffers passed it down low to Garbe in the slot. Garbe took a quick shot that was saved by West, but the rebound came right out to Gulash who tucked in the rebound into the open net to give the Titans a 2 – 1 lead.

Just twenty-four seconds after the Titans took the lead, Karkis again was called for tripping to put the Titans back on the power play. As time was winding down with the man advantage, Outzen hit the back of the net for his first of the night.

Ole Andersen dumped the puck into the Jamestown zone where it was picked up by defenseman Seth Bergeron along the near side half wall. Bergeron went to clear the puck, but it was intercepted at the point by Outzen. The Highlands Ranch, CO native turned and lobbed a shot on net that caught West by surprise and beat him glove side to give the Titans a 3 – 1 lead.

With 7:06 remaining in the middle stanza, the Rebels cut the Titans lead in half. Karkls kept the puck in the Titans zone at the far side point and he passed it over to Nate Clark on his left, but the wayward pass bounced off the boards and down low to Liam Hansson. Hansson sent the puck back to Zach Brydges at the top of the faceoff dot and he passed it over to Karkis on his right. Karkis took a wrist shot that beat Pugliese long side to make it a 3 – 2 game.

The Titans regained their two-goal lead with 3:31 left in the period on Outzen’s second of the night. Mac Wiseman picked up the loose puck in his own zone and brought it behind his net to set up the play. Wiseman passed it up to Cam Gendron at his own near side blueline who sent a cross-ice pass to Mitch Machlitt. As Machlitt cut towards center ice and gained the line, he sent a pass back to Outzen at the far side point. Outzen took a shot on net, but the puck went off Cosway’s skate and through West’s five hole to give the Titans a 4 – 2 lead.

Garbe closed out the scoring with an empty net, shorthanded goal with fifty-seven seconds remaining in the game.

Pugliese, who played very well and kept the Titans in the game in the first period, stopped 23 of 25 shots while West turned aside 21 of 25. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will meet again tonight at 7:05 PM at the Northwest Arena.

Power play propels Titans to 6 – 2 win over Tomahawks

The New Jersey Titans scored three power play goals en route to a 6 – 2 victory over the visiting Johnstown Tomahawks last night at the Middletown Sports Complex. In all, the Titans went three for four with the man advantage.

Assistant captain Chris Garbe, who had made an NCAA commitment to Middlebury College earlier in the day, had three points (2 goals and 1 assist).

In the blink of an eye, the Titans took a 1 – 0 lead just fourteen seconds into the game on Kyle Jeffers fifteenth goal of the season. After Jeffers won the opening draw, the puck went back to Brody Medeiros at the top of his own far side faceoff circle. The Titans captain passed it over to Tyler Nasca on his left. Nasca sent the puck up to Gavin Gulash at center ice and he redirected the biscuit through his legs and onto the stick of a breaking Jeffers. The American International College commit skated up along the near side boards and into the offensive zone. As Jeffers reached the high slot, he started skating towards his right and took a wrister that beat Johnstown’s goaltender David Tomeo blocker side to open the scoring.

The Tomahawks tied it at 4:13 into the second period. After Johnstown’s Max Kouznetsov was called for tripping Garbe, the penalty negated the man advantage for the visitors to make it four on four hockey. After the draw was won deep inside the Johnstown zone, the puck went Spencer DenBeste who skated up along the far side boards and into the offensive zone. As DenBeste was driving to the net, he cut across the goal mouth and lifted the puck past a sprawling Patrick Pugliese to make it 1 – 1 game.

As time was running out on the Kourznetsov’s penalty, the Titans scored their first power play goal of the evening. Jeffers picked up the loose puck along the offensive zone’s far side boards. As Jeffers went to pass the puck out front to Gulash it was tipped back to Josef Glamos at the top of the near side faceoff circle. Glamos sent the puck down low to Jeffers, who was to the left of Tomeo. Jeffers passed it out to Garbe who was in the slot and the assistant captain took a shot that hit the post and it bounced into the net and past Tomeo to give the Titans a 2 – 1 lead.

With 9: 46 remaining in the second, the Titans would double their lead on Glamos’ seventh goal of the season. After Tomeo made a right pad save, the rebound came out to Glamos who skated behind the Tomahawks net and sent the puck back to Cade Penney at the point. As Penney started to walk the line, he passed it back to Garbe at the top of the near side circle. Garbe took a shot that was redirected out front by Glamos and past Tomeo to make it a 3 – 1 game.

With 3:14 left in the second, the Tomahawks were called for too many men on the ice to give the Titans the man advantage. A minute later Matthew Iasenza lit the lamp for his sixth goal of the season. After Michael Outzen took a shot that went wide of the net, the puck rolled up the far side boards where it was picked up by Mac Wiseman at the point. Wiseman passed it down to Matt Cameron who immediately passed the puck to Outzen in the far side corner. Outzen drove to the net and took a shot that was saved by Tomeo but Iasenza tucked in the rebound to give the Titans a 4 – 1 lead.

Garbe would score his second goal of the game just 3:16 into the third period. Penney picked up the loose puck along the far side boards and pass it down to Mitch Machlitt who skated behind the Tomahawks net and sent a backhand pass out to Garbe at the top of the slot. Garbe took a howitzer of a shot that beat Tomeo top shelf to give the Titans a 5 – 1 lead.

A minute later Johnstown’s Matthew Doyle was called for holding to give the Titans the man advantage. Just eighteen seconds after Doyle started serving his penalty, Machlitt scored his eighteenth goal of the season and the Titans third power play goal of the evening.

After being hit hard behind the Tomahawks net, Cameron would set up the play in the far side corner. He passed it back to Machlitt at the top of the circle who immediately sent a return pass to Cameron. The Niagara University commit sent a cross-ice pass to Outzen who took a low line shot that was redirected by Machlitt and past Tomeo to make it a 6 – 1 game.

Johnstown’s Carson Grainer scored at the 5:40 mark of the third period to close out the scoring and make it a 6 – 2 game.

Pugliese stopped 30 of 32 shots while Tomeo turned aside 25 of 31. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will meet again tonight at 7:00 PM. It will be the Titans annual Teddy Bear Toss. All fans who bring a teddy will receive a $3 discount off an adult ticket price. After the Titans score their first goal of the game, the teddies will be thrown onto the ice, collected and donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Central and Northern New Jersey.

Game Preview: Titans on the road with a matinee against WBS Knights

The Titans will travel to the Revolution Ice Centre this morning to play a matinee game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights at 2:00 PM.

Titans and Knights Overview
This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams this season. Two of the games have been played at the Ice Center while the other was played at the Middletown Sports Complex. The Titans have won all three games by a combined score of 16 – 8. The last time these teams played was back on November 2 when Mitch Machlitt hit the back of the net with 2:31 left in overtime to give New Jersey a 4 – 3 win.

Tyrone Bronte (2 goals and assists) and Lincoln Hatten (all assists) each have four points against the Titans while Bronte and Nikita Asylaev each have two goals. The Knights are one for one on the power play. WBS’ netminders have a combined .851 save percentage and 5.33 goals against average.

Matt Cameron leads the Titans with four points (3 goals and 1 assist) against the Knights. He also has scored the most goals (three). The Titans are 3 for 6 (50%) on the power play. Goaltenders Patrick Pugliese and Arseni Sergeev have a combined .923 save percentage and 2.66 goals against average.

Knights Overview
The Knights are currently tied for third place in the East Division with a 12-11-2-1 record for 27 points (14 points behind the division leading Titans). WBS is 3 – 7 in their last ten games, and they are coming off a 4 – 0 road loss to the Maine Nordiques. The Knights have scored 77 goals (fourteenth in the league) while they have allowed 88 (also fourteenth in the league). WBS leads the league on the power play having converted on 31.5% 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 64.9% on their chances.

WBS is led by Hatten in every category: points (14 goals and 19 assists); goals (14); game winning goals (four); +/- +18 and penalty minutes (78).

The Knights goaltenders have a combine 3.24 goals against average and .895 save percentage with one shutout.

Titans Overview
The Titans currently lead the East Division with a 20-4-0-1 record for 41 points. New Jersey has won seven of its last ten games, and they are coming off of a 4 – 2 road win against the Johnstown Tomahawks.  They have scored 119 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 75 (eleventh in the league). The Titans are second in the league on the power play having converted on 30.9% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 85.4% of the time (eighth best in the league).

Machlitt leads the team in total points with thirty-five (17 goals and 18 assists) and goals (17). Michael Outzen has a team best four game winning goals. Cade Penney and Machlitt have a team best +/- with a +19 while Kyler Head and Mac Wiseman have a time high thirty-two penalty minutes each.

The goaltending tandem of Pugliese (2.71 GAA and .916 SV%) and Sergeev (3.14 GAA and .911 SV%) have a combined 2.89 goals against average and .911 save percentage with one shutout (Pugliese).

Jeffers four points help lead Titans to 7 – 4 win over Black Bears

Kyle Jeffers had two goals and two assists to help lead the visiting New Jersey Titans to a 7 – 4 win over the Maryland Black Bears last night at Piney Orchard Arena. The victory enabled to the Titans to split the weekend series between the teams. The win was New Jersey’s nineteenth of the season.

Kyler Head and Jake LaRusso each had a goal and an assist while Mitch Machlitt had two assists.

Maryland took an early lead just twenty-five seconds into the game on Hampus Rydqvist’s fifth goal of the season. Jackson Sterrett brought the puck into the Titans zone along the near side boards. As he gained the line, he left a drop pass for a trailing Andrew Remer. As Remer got down low, he took a shot that Arseni Sergeev made a left pad save on, but the rebound came right out to Rydqvist who buried it into the open net.

Jeffers scored his first goal of the game with 1:18 left in the opening period to knot the score at one. As Jeffers penalty for slashing was about to expire, Cade Penney picked up the loose puck in his zone and passed it over to Tyler Nasca at his own near side faceoff circle. Nasca sent a long bounce pass off the boards up to Machlitt. As Machlitt gained the line he passed the puck up to Jeffers who had just stepped onto the ice. Jeffers took a wrist shot from the circle that beat Black Bears goalie Andrew Takacs long side.

The Black Bears would take their second lead of the game at 5:03 into the middle stanza. After Maryland won the draw in deep inside their own zone, the puck came out to forward Filip Jakobsson who sent the puck up the ice and into the Titans zone where it was picked up by Sergeev to the right of his net. Sergeev went to play the puck and wrap it around the end boards but it was intercepted by Sterrett behind the goal line. Sterrett simply threw the puck on net and but it hit Sergeev’s stick and into the net for his eleventh goal of the season.

The Titans then took control of the game by scoring five unanswered goals, four of them in the second period.

At 6:20 into the second, LaRusso scored his fourth goal of the year to tie the game at two. As the Black Bears cleared the puck deep inside the Titans zone, it was picked up by Penney who skated towards the near side boards and sent a cross-ice pass to Head at his own blue line. Head sent a long bounce pass off the boards that appeared to be icing but Cam Gendron simply out hustled Logan Kons for the puck. As Gendron got to the end boards, he sent a backhanded pass towards the net and LaRusso one-timed it passed Takacs short side.

Twenty-four seconds later David Parker scored his first North American Hockey League goal. After the ensuing draw that went into the Black Bears zone, Maryland tried to clear the puck up along the near side boards, but it was intercepted by Gavin Gulash at the point. The Robert Morris University commit took a long shot that was saved by Takacs and the puck came out along the far side circle to Jeffers who immediately sent a pass back to Penney at the point. Penney one-timed it and Takacs made the save but the deep rebound came out to Parker who buried it past Takacs to give the Titans a 3 – 2 lead.

With 5:16 left in the second, Head would double the Titans lead. After the Titans won the draw deep inside their own zone, Mac Wiseman wrapped the puck around the end board and up along the far side boards where it was picked up by LaRusso at the top of the circle in the offensive zone. LaRusso passed the puck out front to Head who went to the net on his backhand and he put it past Takacs to give the Titans a 4 – 2 lead.

With 1:28 remaining in the period, Michael Outzen made it 5 – 2 Titans. Machlitt picked up the loose puck just outside the Black Bears blueline. As Machlitt entered the offensive zone, he made a beautiful move around Maryland’s Logan Kittleson by bringing the puck through his own legs onto his backhand then onto his forehand as he went to the net and took a shot that was saved by Takacs but Outzen knocked in the rebound for his ninth goal of the season.

With Maryland’s Brayden Stannard and Rydqvist called for penalties, the Titans were on a 5-on-3. As time was winding down on the two-man advantage, the puck went back to Penney at the point who sent it over to Mac Wiseman on his left. Wiseman passed it down low to Jeffers who sent a return pass back to Wiseman and the Haymarket, VA native took a clapper that beat Cooper Black short side to make it a 6 – 2 Titans lead.

The Black Bears would make it 6 – 3 on an almost end-to end goal by Reid Leibold at 5:15 in the third. Then midway through the third Aden Bruich stuffed in a goal to make it 6 – 4 but Jeffers scored an empty net goal with a second remaining to close out the scoring.

Sergeev stopped 35 of 39 shots while Takacs and Black combined to turn aside 32 of 39. Click here for the box score.

The Titans now will travel to Johnstown next weekend to play two very important games against the Tomahawks.

Black Bears score two, third period goals to defeat Titans 4 – 2

The Maryland Black Bears scored two, third period goals to defeat the visiting New Jersey Titans 4 – 2 last night at Piney Orchard Ice Arena. The game had been tied entering the final period.

Jackson Sterrett opened the scoring with 5:13 left in the first period. Wilmer Skoog took a shot from the slot that hit the post and the deep rebound came out to Thomas Jarman at the high slot. Jarman took a clapper that found its way through a screen that was saved by Patrick Pugliese but Sterrett picked up the loose puck and tapped in the rebound to give the Black Bears a 1 – 0 lead.

Mitch Machlitt scored his team high sixteenth goal of the season to tie the game at one at 5:41 into the second period. After Michael Outzen picked up his own rebound to the right of Maryland’s goaltender Andrew Takacs, he circled around the net and took a sharp angle shot the was blocked by a Black Bears defender, but puck went back to Machlitt behind the goal line. Machlitt passed it out front to Nick DeSantis. As DeSantis was knocked from behind, he took a soft shot that was saved by Takacs but Machlitt knocked in the rebound to make it a 1 – 1 game.

At 9:35 in the second Kyle Oleksiuk gave the home team a 2 – 1 lead. After a Titans turnover at center ice, Ethan Heidepriem skated into the offensive zone and took a shot that Pugliese make the save but the rebound came out to near side boards. Maryland’s Aidan McDowell was able to keep the puck in the zone and turned and found a trailing Kyle Oleksiuk alone in the slot. Oleksiuk took a shot that went over Pugliese’s blocker and just underneath the crossbar and into the net for his sixth goal of the season.

The Titans would tie the game just two minutes later on Danny Dimon’s first goal of the year. After the Titans won the draw deep inside the Black Bears zone, the puck was picked up by Shane Haviland behind the net. Haviland passed it up along the far side boards to Dimon at the top of the face off circle. Dimon skated to the faceoff dot and took a wrister that beat Takacs over the blocker to make it a 2 – 2 game.

At 6:23 into the third period, Kyle Mountain gave the Black Bears a 3 – 2 lead. After Outzen picked up the rebound in Maryland’s near side corner, he sent a pass back to Mac Wiseman at the point, but the puck jumped over his stick and was picked up by Mountain along the boards. Mountain entered the Titans zone on a two-on-one with Andrew Remer. As Mountain skated to the faceoff dot, he took a wrister that beat Pugliese short side.

With 9:21 left in regulation, Maryland’s Mountain was called for hooking to give the Titans the man advantage. As time was winding down on the power play, the puck went back to Ole Andersen at the near side point. Andersen went to pass the puck over to Kyler Head on his right, but it went to far and bounced off the boards and picked up by Jarman. Jarman sent a bounce pass off the far side boards where it was picked up by Reid Leibold at center ice. Leibold entered the Titans zone on a two-on-one with Heidepriem. As Leibold gained the line, he passed the puck to Heidepriem on his right. As Heidepriem went to the net, he faked a shot and deked around Pugliese and hit the back of the open net to close out the scoring.

Pugliese, who played well – particularly on a 5 on 3 in the first period, stopped 44 of 48 shots while Takacs turned aside 38 of 40. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will square off again at 7:00 PM tonight.

Weekend Preview: 11/29 – 11/30/19; Titans travel to Piney Orchard to play two against Black Bears

The Titans travel to Piney Orchard Ice Arena today to play two games against the Maryland Black Bears. Both games – Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30 – begin at 7:00 PM. This will be the second time within three weeks that the teams will have played each other.

The games this weekend begin a five-game road swing for the Titans. And, with nine games remaining before the Christmas break, the Titans will play seven of those nine games on the road.

Titans vs. Black Bears Overview
These two teams have met four times with the Titans winning three of them by a combined score of 26 – 20. The lone Black Bears win occurred when Logan Kittleson scored in a shootout to give the Black Bears a 4 – 3 win. The loss to Maryland broke a Titans ten game win streak – the longest in franchise history.

Wilmer Skoog (5 goals and 3 assists) and Brayden Stannard (2 goals and 6 assists) each have eight points against the Titans while Skoog has scored the most goals with five. Maryland is 2 for 10 (20%) on the power play. The Black Bears netminders have a combined 5.11 goals against average and .808 save percentage.

Mitch Machlett has the most points against Maryland with nine (1 goal and 8 assists) while Kyle Jeffers has scored the most goals with five. The Titans are 5 for 15 (33%) on the power play. Arseni Sergeev and Patrick Pugliese have a combined 3.93 goals against average and .859 save percentage.

Black Bears Overview
Maryland is currently in fifth place in the East Division with an 9 – 10 – 4 record for 22 points, fifteen points behind division leading New Jersey. They have scored 77 goals (ninth in the league) while they have allowed 79 (seventeenth in the league).  They are 4 – 3 – 3 in their last ten games, and they are coming off a 5 – 4 overtime road loss to the Johnstown Tomahawks. The Black Bears have converted on 19.8% of their chances on the power play (12th in the league) while they have prevented the opposition from scoring 78% (17th in the league) on the penalty kill.

Skoog leads the team in points with 32 (15 goals and 17 assists), and he also leads the team in goals (15). Logan Kons has the most game winning goals with three. Thomas Jarman and Brayden Stannard each have a team high +6. Cameron Recchi leads the team with seventy penalty minutes.

Maryland’s goaltenders have a combined 3.20 goals against average and .898 save percentage with no shutout.

Titans Overview
The Titans currently lead the East Division with a 18-2-0-1 record for 37 points. New Jersey has won nine of its last ten games, and they are coming off a 5 – 2 home win against the Maine Nordiques. They have scored 105 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 61 (ninth in the league). The Titans also lead the league on the power play having converted on 33.8% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 85.1% of the time (eighth best in the league).

Machlitt leads the team in total points with thirty-one (15 goals and 16 assists), goals (15) and +/- with +18. Machlitt and Michael Outzen each have three game winning goals.  Kyler Head and Mac Wiseman each have thirty penalty minutes to lead the team.

The goaltending tandem of Pugliese (2.66 GAA and .914 SV%) and Sergeev (2.94 GAA and .911 SV%) have a combined 2.77 goals against average and .912 save percentage with one shutout (Pugliese).

Cameron helps lead Titans to 5 – 2 win over Nordiques

Matt Cameron had a goal and two assists to help lead the Titans to a 5 – 2 win over the visiting Maine Nordiques and complete a weekend sweep.

The Titans had a huge first period scoring three unanswered goals. It all started at 8:49 of the opening period when Cameron scored his tenth goal of the season.

As the Nordiques tried to set up in the Titans zone, an errant pass went back to center ice where Maine’s Casper Söderling picked up the puck and tried to send it over to Stefan Owens on his right. Gavin Gulash was able to distract Owens from the puck with Cameron trailing. Cameron picked up the biscuit at the top of the Nordiques blue line and he cut towards the net and took a low far side shot that beat Maine’s goaltender Connor Androlewicz to make it a 1 – 0 game.

With 9:19 left in the first, Titans defenseman David Parker was called for kneeing to give the Nordiques the man advantage. With time running out on the power play, Cameron intercepted a pass at the top of his own zone and sent a quick pass to Kyle Jeffers on his left and the American International College commit entered the offensive zone on a 2-on-1 with Mac Wiseman.  Jeffers made a centering pass to Wiseman who was stoned by Androlewicz. Cameron picked up the rebound but Androlewicz made a stick save prone on the ice but Jeffers came in and jammed home the rebound into the back of the net to double the Titans lead.

The Titans would make it 3 – 0 with six seconds remaining in the first period. With Jeffers digging for the puck in the far side corner, he sent a quick pass to Cameron out front. Cameron immediately passed the puck to Tyler Nasca on his left and Nasca beat Androwlewicz short side for his third goal of the season.

Maine’s Kevin Pitts was called for interference with 9:21 left in the second period to put the Titans on the power play. Forty seconds later Chris Garbe made it a 4 – 0 game. After Jeffers took a shot from the top of the far side faceoff circle that went wide, the puck went behind the Nordiques net and wrapped around the near side boards where it was picked up by Gulash. Gulash sent a pass down low to Garbe who skated towards the net and took a sharp angle shot that beat Androwlewicz high, short side.

Like Friday night’s contest, Maine attempted a comeback. Brad Zona was called for interference with 9:35 remaining in the third period to give the Nordiques the man advantage. Nine seconds later Timmy Kent put the visitors on the board. After the ensuing draw, the puck went back to Maine’s Ethan Prout at the point. Prout passed it slightly up to Noah Kane at the top of the near side faceoff circle. Kane passed it down low to Cannon Green who immediately passed the puck through the goalmouth to Kent who beat Patrick Pugliese to make it a 4 – 1 game.

Five minutes later Prout cut the Nordiques deficit in half. Green brought the puck out of his own zone and head manned the puck up to Kent up along the far side boards. As Kent skated to the faceoff dot, he sent a cross-ice pass to Prout who redirected the puck passed Pugliese to make it 4 – 2.

Josef Glamos would close out the scoring twenty seconds later after a giveaway in the Nordiques zone and Glamos beat Androwlewicz long side for his sixth goal of the season.

Pugliese stopped 38 of 40 shots while Androlewicz turned aside 21 of 26. Click here for the box score.

After Thanksgiving, the boys will take an early bus on Friday to take on the Maryland Black Bears for two games.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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