Titan Teams Conclude Successful Training Camps Titan Day and Red-Black Junior Game
Brick, NJ (August 31, 2010) – A tough week of training camps for each of the Junior Titan teams concluded on Thursday, August 26th, with Titan Day at Ocean Ice Palace in Brick.
For Titan Day this year, the Juniors/Midgets started the day off by completing their mini-festival with games at 10:45 AM and 12 Noon. Following those games, there was a break in the day before the action truly heated up in the afternoon.
The action picked back up at 3:30 as the Mites took the ice, followed by the Squirts at 4:40, and the PeeWee/Bantam teams taking the ice at 5:50, with each team being put through a comprehensive practice in order to conclude their three day training camp with the opening of the exhibition and regular season upcoming.
Off the ice, the Titan teams picked up their new hockey bags and Titan paraphernalia, as well as their sharp new uniforms that will certainly draw attention wherever seen. The Youth teams will wear white uniforms at home and black uniforms on the road while the Juniors will wear white uniforms at home and red uniforms on the road.
While all this was going on, there was a Titan barbeque hosted by some generous Junior Titan parents out on the side of the Ice Palace featuring a large selection of appetizers, main courses, and deserts ranging from potato chips, hamburgers, hot dogs, brownies, and of course plenty of beverages for the party-goers.
Finally a successful Titan day was capped off by the exciting Junior/Midget All-Star game, otherwise known as the Black-Red game at 7:05 PM in front of a packed set of stands at the Ocean Ice Palace. A thrilling game went back and forth throughout the first half as the Red team, coached by the Midget U18 AAA coaching staff fell behind early 1-0, but rebounded to stride ahead to a 3-1 lead over the Black squad coached by the Junior staff. The Black squad rallied however to tie it up and surge ahead and take the lead 5-3 at halftime. However, the game was brought to a thrilling end by the Red squad who once again battled back from a two goal deficit to not only overturn the deficit but to grab a 7-5 lead, and although the Red closed the gap to 7-6, they were unable to find the equalizing marker in the final minutes of the thrilling game. All in all the day was an exciting day for the Titan program, and an exciting look forward to what should be a fun and thrilling season capped off by the new home in October that the Titans will be moving into, Howell Ice World.