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Titans edge Knights 3 – 2 in matinee game

The visiting New Jersey Titans defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights 3 – 2 today at the Revolution Ice Centre in a matinee game.

The win extended the Titans division lead to five points over the idle Johnstown Tomahawks.

After a scoreless first period, the Titans got on the board at 5:04 of the middle stanza on Cam Gendron’s fifth goal of the year. After being setup by Nick DeSantis and Kyler Head, Gendron beat Knights goalie Zach Stejskal with a wrister to give the Titans a 1 – 0 lead.

At 2:36 into the third period, Chris Garbe was called for boarding to give the Knights the man advantage. Almost a minute and a half later, Jordan Strand beat Titans goalie Patrick Pugliese to tie the game at one.

At the 7:24 mark of the third, Matthew Iasenza scored his fifth goal of the season to give the lead back to the Titans. After a save by Pugliese, Cade Penney picked up the loose puck and head manned it up to Ole Andersen. As Andersen gained the line, he passed it up to Iasenza along the near side boards. As Iasenza skated to the bottom of the faceoff circle, he took a sharp angle shot that trickled through the five hole of Stejskaland into the net to make it a 2 – 1 game.

Stejskal was pulled in favor of Alex Contey.

With 4:21 remaining in the third, Matt Cameron would double the Titans lead. Again, Penney would set up the play and pass it up to Gavin Gulash along the far side boards. As Gulash reached the end of the faceoff circle, he sent a backhanded pass out front and Cameron redirected it past Contey to make it 3 – 1 Titans.

As time was running out, the Knights Christopher Rubenach beat Pugliese short side to close out the scoring.

Pugliese turned aside 29 of 31 shots while Stejskal and Contey combined to stop 41 of 44 shots. Click here for the box score.

The Titans now will play their last two home games of 2019 when the second place Tomahawks visit the Middletown Sports Complex for two critical games.

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).

Cameron and Machlitt named honorable mention for NAHL’s Stars of the Week

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending November 24 and Titans forwards Matt Cameron and Mitch Machlitt were named honorable mention for the East Division.

Cameron had three points (1 goal and 2 assists) in Saturday’s 5 – 2 victory over the Maine Nordiques. The Berwyn, PA native is tied for third on the team in total points with twenty-three (10 goals and 13 assists). This is the third time this season Cameron has received recognition from the league. He was the East Division’s second star of the week for weeks ending October 16 and November 3.

Matchlitt had five points (3 goals and 2 assists) in Friday’s 7 – 5 win over Maine. The Maple Grove, MN native leads the team in total points with thirty-one (15 goals and 16 assists). He also leads the team with most goals (15). He is tied for having the most game winning goals (three) but he also a league and team best +18 +/-. This is the fourth time this season Machlitt has received recognition from the league. He was the East Division’s Star of the Week (September 16), honorable mention (September 30) and runner up for Forward of the Month (September).

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cameron named East Division’s Second Star of the Week; Gulash is honorable mention

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending November 3 and Titans forward Matt Cameron was named the East Division’s second star while fellow forward Gavin Gulash was named honorable mention.

Cameron had four points (3 goals and 1 assist) in the Titans three game sweep over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. He scored a goal in each game. The Niagara University commit has twenty points (9 goals and 11 assists) in seventeen games.

Gulash had three points (all assists) in the three games against the Knights. The Robert Morris University commit has six points (2 goals and 4 assists) in seven games this season.

Win streak reaches nine as Titans top Knights 5 – 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Titans defeat Knights 7 – 3 for 8th straight victory

Mitch Matchlitt scored two goals and Kyle Jeffers had a goal and an assist to lead the visiting New Jersey Titans to a 7 – 3 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights in a matinee game this afternoon at the Revolution Ice Centre. It was the Titans eight straight win. It also was the first of three consecutive contests between the two teams.

Defenseman Tyler Nasca opened the scoring for the Titans just 2:22 in the first period. With the puck at the far side blueline, Nasca took a shot on net that went wide but was picked up by Shane Haviland along the near side boards. Haviland sent a pass down low to Jeffers who immediately sent the puck out in the slot to a wide open Nasca who redirected the biscuit past Knights goaltender Zach Stejskal to give the Titans an early 1 – 0 lead.

Thirty seconds later, WBS’ Beck Moore was called for slashing to give the Titans the man advantage. Jeffers would bring the puck up through the neutral zone and pass it to Gavin Gulash to his left. As Gulash gained the line, he passed the puck over to Josef Glamos on his right. As Glamos skated to the near side faceoff dot, he passed the puck back to Gulash who took a snap shot that was saved by Stejskal but the deep rebound came out to Jeffers who tucked the loose puck into the back of the net to give the Titans an early 2 – 0 lead.

At 8:07 of the first, Matt Cameron made it a 3 – 0 game. Michael Outzen took a wrister on net that was easily gloved by Stejskal for what appeared to be a stoppage of play, but Stejskal played the puck off the far side boards where it was picked up by teammate Spencer Evans. Evans went to pass the puck out front, but it was intercepted by Kyler Head who took a shot that was saved by Stejskal, but Cameron slammed home the rebound for his seventh goal of the season.

With 3:10 left in the first, the Knights would get on the board with Tyrone Bronte’s fourth goal on the year. Lincoln Hatten would bring the puck up to center ice and pass it to a breaking Bronte on his left. Bronte skated along the far side boards and cut across the goal mouth and slid the puck past a sprawling Patrick Pugliese to make it a 3 – 1 game.

The Titans would score their fourth goal of the game on a penalty shot just fifty seconds into the middle stanza. After Pugliese made a glove save, he sent the puck up the far side boards to Machlitt who sent a bounce pass up to Matthew Iasenza. As the Titans forward went to the net he was tripped up and a penalty shot was called. Iasenza went to the net and first went forward to backhand and slid the puck through Stejskal’s five hole to give the Titans a 4 – 1 lead.

Three minutes later Chris Garbe would make it a 5 – 1 game then Machlitt would score his first of the game to make it 6 – 1.

The Knights tried mounting a comeback with two goals in the beginning of the third but Machlitt put the game out of reach for his second goal of the game to close out the scoring.

Pugliese stopped 35 of 38 shots while WBS’ netminders combined to turn aside 33 of 40. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will meet this weekend for a home-and-home series with Friday night’s game being played the Revolution Ice Centre.

Titans top Rebels 2 – 1 for seventh straight win

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gendron, Pugliese & Special Teams power Titans to 7 – 0 win over Rebels

Forward Cam Gendron scored three goals, goalie Patrick Pugliese turned aside all 25 shots he faced and the special teams’ units scored five goals to power the New Jersey Titans to a 7 – 0 victory over the visiting Jamestown Rebels.

It was the Titans first shutout on the season and sixth consecutive win.

Jamestown’s defenseman Seth Bergeron was called for interference just thirteen second into the game to give the Titans the man advantage. Nine seconds later Matt Cameron scored his sixth goal on the season to open the scoring.

Michael Outzen won the draw deep inside the Rebels zone and the puck went back to Kyler Head at the top of the far side circle. Head sent a cross-ice back over to Oli Andersen who fed a breaking Cameron going to the net. After making a few moves, Cameron took a wrist shot that beat Rebels goalie Noah West, high blocker side to make it 1 – 0 Titans.

Thirty seconds later Jamestown’s Valerii Rykov was called for tripping to put the Titans back on the powerplay.

After the Titans won another draw inside the Rebels zone, Brody Medeiros would set up the play at the top of the far side blueline and pass the puck down to Gavin Gulash at the top of the circle. Gulash passed the puck down low to Mitch Machlitt who immediately sent a pass back to Gulash. The Red Bank, NJ native sent a cross-ice pass over to Kyler Jeffers. After settling the puck, Jeffers sent a cross-ice pass to a wide open Gulash who took a one-timer that beat West high, short side to give the Titans a 2 – 0 lead just 1:12 into the game.

With eight minutes remaining in the opening period, Gendron would score his first goal of the evening.

Assistant captain Danny Dimon would set up the play at center ice and pass the puck up to Kyler Head. As Head brought the puck into the offensive zone, he passed the biscuit to Matthew Iasenza on his left. Iasenza skated through the slot and took a shot that was saved by West but the rebound out to Gendron who hit the back of the net to give the Titans a 3 – 0 lead.

At 4:26 into the middle period, New Jersey’s Shane Haviland was called for tripping to give the Rebels the man advantage. With time running out on the power play, the Rebels looked to set up one more time. As Jamestown’s Spencer Cosway went to send a bounce pass into the offensive zone, it was intercepted by Dimon at the far side red line. Dimon passed it over to Gendron who cut across the neutral zone and into the offensive zone. As Gendron gained the line, he avoided a Rebels’ hip check and walked in all along on West and beat him long side to make it 4 – 0 Titans.

In addition to scoring his second goal of the game, it also was Gendron’s second shorthanded goal on the season.

With 8:40 left in the second, Andersen was called for Interference to put the Rebels back on the powerplay. After the Titans won the draw deep inside their own zone, defenseman Brad Zona dumped the puck all the way to the end boards where West came out of his net to set up the puck. As West passed it up to teammate Nick Siffringer, Head knocked Siffringer off the puck and walked in all alone on West and beat him on the breakaway to give the Titans a 5 – 0 lead.

Gendron would complete the hat trick at 4:24 into the Third and Machlitt would convert on another powerplay opportunity to close out the scoring and give the Titans the 7 – 0 victory.

In all, the Titans scored three powerplay goals and two shorthanded goals.

Despite the score, Pugliese had to be sharp during the game to prevent the Rebels from getting on the board. He had to make a few Grade A saves to preserve the shutout. West turned aside 28 of 35 shots. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will be back at it tonight at 7:05 PM at the Middletown Sports Complex. There will be a meet and greet with the Titans immediately following the game.