Titans Thrashed by Rebels 7-2

Feb 27, 2024

New Jersey, riding high off a 10 goal performance on Saturday night, were brought back down to Earth by the Philadelphia Rebels on Tuesday night at the Hollydell Ice Arena by a score of 7-2.

The Titans fell behind 8 minutes into the game, before Dominik Bartecko tied the game in the final 3 minutes with his 19th of the season, tying Dominick Rivelli for the team lead.  Jack Hillier picked up the lone helper, and the teams went into the first inDespite being outshot in the first period, New Jersey’s offense came out sharp with Logan Renkowski’s 9th of the season and 4th in his past two games, assisted by Rivelli and Ryan Novo.  However, that would be the last positive moment for the Titans.  Minutes after Renkowski gave New Jersey the lead, Philadelphia tied the game with a power play goal.  They added two more in a span of 3:29 to take a 4-2 lead, before twisting the knife with an additional two in in the final 5 minutes.  The five goal surrendered by New Jersey is a season high.

The Rebels added one more for good measure in the third period, handing the Titans their most lopsided loss against the Rebels since March 19th, 2019, when the organization was located in Jamestown, New York.  New Jersey remains in 5th place in the division, but squander their game in hand against the pursuing Northeast Generals.  New Jersey will be in action again on Friday, March 1st, when they host the first place Maryland Black Bears.  Faceoff is scheduled for 7:30pm at the Middletown Sports Complex.