MIDDLETOWN, N.J.- The New Jersey Titans swept the Northeast Generals this past weekend in a two game set at the Middletown Sports Complex. The Titans had a close a 4-3 victory on Saturday night and a commanding 10-2 win on Sunday afternoon.
After serving a 10-miunte penalty in the first period for unsportsmanlike conduct, Nick Boyagian emerged as the hero in the Titans’ win on Saturday. Boyagian was the recipient of a one-timer initiated by Todd Goehring and scored with 1:21 left in regulation.
“I was in the box but I could see the play happening right as I got out. I saw [Dylan] Healey pass it right up to Todd [Goehering], so I got up in the play as quick as I could. It was a great a pass from Todd, and luckily it went in the net,” said Boyagian.
Goehring contributed to the win as well on Saturday with his power-play goal that broke the 2-2 tie in the third period, and with his assist on Boyagian’s game-winning goal. Goehring gave credit to Titans Head Coach Craig Doremus on his notable performance.
“You know, coach talked to us before the game and he just said that we wanted to have a mentality of getting pucks to the net, so every available shot I saw, I tried to take. Just put as many to the net as possible, happened to get one on the low glove there on the power play and Boyagian I think went low blocker, so, it definitely paid off shooting pucks. I think that was the main focus tonight,” said Goehring.
Sunday’s game was a different story. The Titans cruised past the Generals in a 10-2 victory. Harrison Feeney got the start in the net for the Titans and recorded 28 saves on 30 attempts. Feeney was humble in regards to recording his tenth win on the season.
“Being honest, I didn’t even know how many wins I had. So, I mean it was a good to get a win, but I’m glad the team got a win. We put up some goals and we got two points,” said Feeney.
Daniel Eruzione contributed to the win a hat-trick and an assist. Eruzione scored the team’s first and fourth goal that had the Titans leading 5-0 after two periods. He put on the finishing touches by completing the hat-trick in the third period. Eruzione was thrilled but gave all the credit to his teammates.
“It felt great, you know all the guys kind of rattling around after a sloppy one last night. We got back on track tonight. Credit my teammates, they played very well around me, and we came out with a good win,” said Eruzione.
Despite the Generals record this season, Doremus had a ton of respect for the Generals, and was pleased with the two wins this weekend.
“I think anytime you can get two wins in your own division it’s big. Again, I’ve said it all year long and I’ll reiterate it again, that’s not a bad hockey there team despite their record. Obviously they compete hard, they work hard, they traditionally have struggled and I think the coaching staff has done a good job in the last couple of weeks with changing some things and you could see the players have responded to it. They compete hard, they work hard, but anytime you could get two wins in your own division that’s huge,” said Doremus.
The Titans next game will be at home against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights on Wednesday, January 18 at 7:45 P.M.
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Courtesy: Richie Todd, Titans Media Staff