The Northeast Generals scored three, third period goals to defeat the visiting Titans 3 – 0 last night at the New England Sports Village to split the weekend series between the teams.
With the loss, the Titans are now tied for second place with the Maine Nordiques with sixty-five points. The teams will meet next weekend in Lewiston, ME. The defeat also separates the Titans with fourth seed Northeast by four points.
After two scoreless periods, the Titans were down a man entering the third period and then Ben Yurchuk was called for hooking at 2:02 into it to give the Generals a 5-on-3. Twenty-two seconds Northeast’s Ryan Remick scored the eventual game winner to make it a 1 – 0 game. After Northeast’s Sixten Jennersjo won the draw deep inside the Titans zone, the puck went back to Remick at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Remick sent the biscuit to Bryceon Lago on his left. Lago immediately sent a return pass to Remick who took a one-timer that beat Titans goalie Zak Brice for Remick’s twelfth goal of the year.
The Generals doubled their lead at 6:56 into the final period. After Tyler Sanborn lost the puck breaking out of his own end, it was picked up by Remick at center ice. As Remick gained the line, he passed it to Jared Scott in the slot. Scott took a shot that was saved by Brice but Joe McGraw tapped in the rebound and into the back of the net for his fourth goal of the season.
Northeast’s Tyler Ramm scored an empty-net, shorthanded goal with fifty-seven seconds remaining in the contest to make it 3 – 0 and close out the scoring.
Brice stopped 29 of 31 shots in defeat while Cullen DeYoung turned aside all 36 shots he faced for his third shutout of the season. Click here for the complete box score.
The Titans have nine games remaining in the regular season with six of them on the road and the standings are tight between the Red Buckets, Nordiques and Generals. The Titans have four remaining games against Maine (all on the road) and two against Northeast (at home).
The Titans also will play a home game against Danbury and close out the regular season on the road against the Tomahawks.