Titans drop second straight to Rebels, 2-1

Wade Novak scored the lone goal for the New Jersey Titans as they lost their second straight game to the Philadelphia Rebels at the Class of 1923 Arena by a score of 2-1 Wednesday night.

Matt Ladd made 25 saves on 27 shots in the loss, as the Titans fall to a record of 10-7-2.

New Jersey struck first on Wade Novak’s fourth goal of the season at 12:41 of the first period. Nick Boyagian jumped on a loose puck, made a toe-drag around a defenseman and slid a nifty pass to Novak, setting him up for a one-timer. The assist by Boyagian gives him points in his last four games (2g, 3a).

The Rebels were able to even the score late in the second period on the power play, as Kolby Vegara took a shot from the point that was deflected by Konur Peterson right in front of the Titans’ goal.

Philadelphia would also go on to score the go-ahead goal five minutes into the third period, as Adam Peck chopped the puck towards Auggie Moore, who tipped it in past Ladd to give the Rebels a 2-1 lead.

The Titans will take this week off as they prepare for a two-game set in MIddletown against the Northeast Generals, with games on Friday November 24 and Saturday November 25. The two teams have already faced each other six times this season, and will face each other four more times before the end of the calendar year.