MIDDLETOWN, N.J.- The New Jersey Titans only picked up one win against the Johnstown Tomahawks at home this past weekend at home. The Titans took the first game of three-game series by a score of 4-2 before the Tomahawks took the next two games to close out the series.
Gordie Helmuth continued to have the hot stick for the Titans, as he was involved with the Titans first three goals with two assists and a marker of his own. When asked about his spurt of his recent success, Helmuth noted that he hasn’t changed anything with his style of play.
“No, I would say if anything I’ve just been trying to play with more pace and energy, but I feel like a lot players go in droughts and points are going to come if you keep working hard,” said Helmuth.
Titans new comer Ryan Ferland is off to a good start with the Titans. The Princeton-bound goalie came over from the Sioux City Musketeers and currently has four wins in six games for the Titans. Ferland also mentioned that his transition with the Titans has been going well for him in New Jersey after previously playing in Iowa for the Musketeers.
“It hasn’t been too bad, I mean I don’t live too far away up in Boston. It’s only like four hours and I was out in Iowa before, so it’s really a lot closer to home. It’s been nice, I really like my billets, I like all the guys on the team, it’s been a pretty easy transition so far,” said Ferland.
Yet after the exciting 4-2 win this past Thursday, the Titans lost in a shootout 6-5 to the Tomahawks on Friday night. Hunter Alden scored his first goal of the year for the black and the red, but New Jersey came up just short in the competitive barn burner.
Helmuth remained hot and scored the Titans only goal in the rubber match between the divisional rivals on Saturday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Titans fell 2-1.
The Titans currently sit in third place and are six points behind the Tomahawks in the East Division as they continue to fight for the two-seed in the division and gain home-ice advantage for the first round of the Robertson Cup Playoffs. The Titans will most likely meet Johnstown in the first round.
The Titans will be on the road tomorrow night and Saturday night against in Massachusetts against the Northeast Generals.
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Courtesy: Richie Todd, Titans Media