The New Jersey Junior Titans will be well represented Saturday as the AYHL travels to Quinnipiac University in New Haven, CT for All-Star Weekend. Starting with the Bantam Major division, ’99 Forward Ryan Lambert is the lone Titan representative. This is a well-deserved honor for Lambert as he has lead his team in scoring all season. Coach Haviland says of Lambert, “His compete level and ability to go to the hard areas separates him from any other kid in his age group.”
At the U16 American level the Titans will send an astounding seven representatives; Brian Lange, Brian Lynch, Nicholas Godfrey, Brendan Rozzi, Justin Nicholson, Justin Mayer, and Robert Freiling. Coach Adam Houli’s team finds themselves in 2nd place in the league and 3rd place in the district standings. On sending seven players to the All-Star game Coach Houli says, “It is great to see that our boys’ hard work has paid off. Each and every one of our All-Stars has played an essential role in our success as a team. This is a celebration for these individual players but really for our organization as a whole.
The U16 National Team is represented in a couple of ways as 5 players and 1 coach will represent the Titans in New Haven this weekend. Forwards Ryan Walker and Michael Gelatt, defensemen Brad Becker and Ryan Rowland, goaltender Michael Cernero and Coach George Haviland were all selected. Matt Kidney was also selected as an alternate to this event. For Coach Haviland, Walker, Gelatt, and Becker this is their second appearance in an All-Star game this season as all four represented the Titans in the NAPHL All-Star game in early December.
In total 13 members from the New Jersey Junior Titans Tier I teams will be headed to All-Star weekend at Quinnipiac University. The Titan Junior program has also found success in All-Star games this year. Four members from the Junior Titans Met team were also selected to head to the MJHL All-Star game at the end of the Month and three Junior Titans from the EHL team received second team All-Star honors this season. Commenting on having 19 All-Stars across 5 teams Owner and Coach George Haviland said, “Our organization is now recognized as one of the top in the country and that is truly a testament to our players. It is with their work-ethic, commitment to excellence, and dedication that we are successful as a club. Our club’s commitment to four practices a week is second to none in the state of New Jersey. 19 All-Stars across five teams speaks for itself, and we will continue to produce All-Stars every year.”
Titan Family please remember to get your tickets and get to the Middletown Ice World this Sunday January 12, 2014 as the EHL Junior Titans take on in-state rival the New Jersey Rockets. Puck drop is 7:00 PM. Be There!