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Haviland scores two goals as Titans defeat Knights 5 – 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Titans down Generals 7 – 5 in slugfest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Titans fall to Jamestown 5 – 3

The visiting New Jersey Titans lost 5 – 3 to the Jamestown Rebels last night at Northwest Arena as the Rebels completed the weekend sweep between the two teams. It was the Titans third straight loss, the most this season.

At 2:53 of the opening period, Jamestown’s Spencer Cosway was called for head contact to give the Titans the man advantage. Less then a minute later, Mitch Machlitt scored his team high twenty-third goal of the season to start the scoring.

After Jamestown dumped the puck into center ice to clear the puck, it was picked up by Ole Andersen at the top of his own zone and he sent a long pass up to Michael Outzen at the far side blue line. As Outzen gained the line, he went to the net. As he reached the goal line, he centered the puck out front to Machlitt who jammed it into the net past Jamestown’s goalie Noah West to give the Titans a 1 – 0 lead.

With 3:27 left in the first period, Jamestown’s Brett Morich tied the game. After Hansson won the draw deep inside the Titans zone, the puck went back to Ian Carpenter at the point. Carpenter lobbed the puck towards the corner where it wrapped around the Titans net and picked by Andersen. As Andersen came out of the corner, he sent an errant pass out front that was intercepted by Morich who took a shot that trickled through Patrick Pugliese’s five hole and into the net.

Matthew Iasenza was called for goalie interference at 4:23 of the middle stanza to give Jamestown the man advantage. Twenty-three seconds later Eric Olson gave the Rebels the lead. After Renars Karkls kept the puck in the offensive by gloving down a high pass along the far side boards, he sent the puck down low to Hansson who was to the right of Pugliese. Hansson centered the puck out into the slot to Olson and the Rebels captain beat Pugliese to give Jamestown the 2 – 1 lead.

At 5:52 of the second, Chris Garbe tied the game. After the Rebels took a shot that was saved by Pugliese, the rebound came out to the slot where it was picked up by Cade Penney. Penney immediately passed the puck to Garbe on his left. Garbe skated from the top of his own slot into the offensive zone and beat West blocker side for his eighteenth goal of the season.

Jamestown regained the lead with 8:27 left in the second. With a scrum behind the Titans net, Morich picked up the loose puck and tried to wrap it around the net, but it was saved by Pugliese. The biscuit came loose to Hansson along the goal line and he centered it through the goal mouth to Jordan Cormier who tucked it into the open net to make it 3 – 2.

Josef Glamos tied the game at three with 2: 49 left in the middle stanza. After Glamos won the draw deep inside the Rebels zone, the puck went back to Shane Haviland at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Haviland passed it back to Brody Medeiros at the near side point and the Titans captain took a shot that was saved by West but Glamos tucked in the rebound for his fifteenth goal of the year.

Jamestown took the lead for good with 6:40 into the third period. Olson tried to control the puck along the end boards behind the Titans net. He brought the puck into the far side corner and then skated back towards the Titans net where it passed the puck to Nick Siffringer who was caddy corner to Pugliese’s glove side. Siffringer passed it out front to Valentino Passarelli who took a quick shot that beat Pugliese, short, glove side to give the Rebels a 4 – 3 lead.

Karkls closed out the scoring with 2:42 left in the game to give Jamestown the 5 – 3 victory.

Pugliese stopped 26 of 31 shots while West turned aside 37 of 40. Click here for the box score.

The Titans will play their third of seven straight road games on Wednesday when they travel to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for a matinee game against the Knights beginning at 2:00pm.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Head and Machlitt named honorable mention for NAHL’s East Division’s Star of the Week for week ending February 16.

The North American Hockey League announced its Bauer Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending February 16 and Titans forwards Kyler Head and Mitch Machlitt were named honorable mention for the East Division.

Head had four points (2 goals and 2 assists) in three games this past week. He had a goal and an assist in last Wednesday’s 5 – 3 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights as well as a goal and an assist in Friday’s 6 – 2 win over the Northeast Generals.

Head has 38 points (16 goals and 22 assists) in forty games this season. This is the second time this season that Head received league recognition. He was honorable mention for week ending September 22.

Machlitt had six points (1 goal and 5 assists) in the Titans three games. He had three assists in last Wednesday’s win, an assist in Friday’s victory and he had a goal and an assist in Saturday’s game against the Generals.

Machlitt leads the team with fifty-eight total points (22 goals and 36 assists in forty-four games. This is the eighth time this season that Machlitt has receive recognition from the league: honorable mention for weeks ending September 30, November 24, January 12 and January 19; Star of the Week for week ending September 15, runner up for forward of the month for September and honorable mention for November.