The Northeast Generals will be “hosting” the New Jersey Titans this weekend for a two-game series starting tomorrow night. The series was originally scheduled to take place in Attleboro, MA but with pandemic issues the games will be played at the Middletown Sports Complex on Saturday, January 23 at 8:45PM and on Sunday, January 24 at 6:15PM. Since technically the Generals will be the “home” team, Northeast will have the last line change.
Generals and Titans Overview
This will be the second time this season that the teams have met. The first series – held at the Middletown Sports Complex on November 6 and 7 – the teams split with the Generals winning the first game 5 – 4 in a shootout while the Titans won the second game 5 – 2.
The Generals Aidan Curran leads the team with five points (1 goal and 4 assists) against the Titans. He is one of five other players who has recorded a goal. In two games, Northeast is 0 of 2 on the power play. Goaltender Hugo Haas has played in both games and possesses a 4.32 goals against average and .898 save percentage.
Jack Ring (4 assists) and Evan Werner (2 goals and 2 assists) each have four points against Northeast while Werner, Tommy Bannister and Matthew Iasenza each have two goals. The Titans are 1 for 9 (11%) on the powerplay against the Generals while Berk Berkeliev and Loudon Hogg have a combined 2.88 goals against average and .886 save percentage.
Northeast is currently in fifth place in the East Division with a 7-14-2 record for 16 points (15 behind division leading Maine Nordiques). The last time the Generals played was on January 10 when they defeated Maine 2 – 1 in overtime. They have won three of their last ten games. The Generals have scored 54 goals on the season (tenth in the league) while they have allowed 84 (most in the league). Northeast is 9 for 64 (14.1%) on the powerplay (18th in the league). They have allowed four goals while on the man advantage. The Generals are 82.8% efficient on the penalty kill (ninth in the league).
Liam McCanney (11 goals and 8 assists) leads Northeast in total points with 19, and he leads the team in goals (11). Ricky Boysen has the most game winning goals with three. Aidan Flynn and Jonathan Young each have a +3. Dylan Schuett leads the team in penalty minutes with 59.
Northeast’s goaltenders have a combined 3.41 goals against average and .916 save percentage with no shutouts.
The Titans are currently in fourth place in the East Division with a 7-8-1-4 for 19 points. They are coming off the 6 – 3 home loss to the Johnstown Tomahawks, and they are 4 – 6 in their last ten games. New Jersey has scored 66 goals on the season (seventh in the league) while they have allowed 69 (21st in the league). The Titans have converted on 17.8% (13 for 73) on the powerplay (13th in the league). They have allowed five goals while on the man advantage. The Titans are 87.9% efficient on the penalty kill (fifth in the league).
Werner leads the team with 19 total points (13 goals and 6 assists) and goals (13). Anthony Mollica has a team best of +10. Brad Zona has a team high 43 penalty minutes.
Berkeliev and Hogg have a combined 3.13 goals against average and .909 save percentage with no shutouts.