The NJ Titans NAPHL teams this past weekend attended the NAPHL East event in Romeoville, Illinois where both teams had positive experiences at the event in front of many Junior and College Scouts. Both teams played competitive games all weekend and the U16 team ended up taking seven points out of a possible eight points for the entire weekend.
The U18 Titans NAPHL team played four games over the course of three days. They opened up their tournament with a competitive, but tough 4-0 loss to the Omaha AAA Lancers who are one of the top teams in the league. They came back that same night in a spirited game against the Detroit Falcons and that game headed for a shootout where the Titans came up on the short end 4-3 getting a point for the Shootout Loss. On Saturday, the team took to the ice against the Indiana Jr Ice, another top team in the league and they battled but came up short by a 7-2 final. Finally, on Sunday, to close out the Showcase, they came up just short by a 3-1 margin against the Atlanta Fire.
The Titans U16 NAPHL team had an excellent weekend out in Chicago proving they are one of the top U16 teams in the NAPHL. They started their tournament on Saturday with a matchup against the Omaha AAA Lancers who are the top team in the NAPHL U16 League. In a see-saw battle, the Titans pushed to tie the game in the third period but fell in the Shootout by a final of 5-4 to pick up a point. In Game 2, the Titans came out Sunday morning against an undermanned but gritty Detroit Falcons squad, the Titans got an early goal, but that would be it for the offense. The Falcons hung around, were able to get the tying goal, and that was enough as it pushed the game to the shootout where the Titans would prevail again. In their 2nd game on Sunday the Titans took to the ice against the tough Indiana Jr Ice. The Jr Ice, a strong team had suffered a tough loss earlier that day, came out strong and came right after the Titans. Due to a couple missed nets, the Ice were able to go up 3-0. The Titans regrouped in the locker room and came out strong in the 2nd half. They got one back in the 2nd period and kept pushing. That push paid off with two third period goals and yet another shootout. In the shootout Mike Cosentino and the offense came through netting the Titans another shootout win. Finally, the last game of the weekend pitted the Titans against the Atlanta Fire. Although they fell behind early, they battled back and a late Power Play goal put the Titans equal, and a late push paid off with a late goal and the Titans held off the Fire for a 7 point weekend.