The Titans will travel to Johnstown tomorrow for a two-game series against the Tomahawks at 1st Summit Arena at Cambria County War Memorial. The puck drop is scheduled for 7:30PM for Friday and 7:00PM for Saturday.
Tomahawks and Titans Overview
This will be the second series that these teams will be meeting each other this season. They split the first series at the beginning of the month at the Middletown Sports Complex with the Tomahawks winning the first game 7 – 1 while the Titans won the second game 3 – 1.
Johnstown’s Jack Black has four points (3 goals and 1 assist) in two games against the Red Buckets. The Hawks are 1 for 6 (17%) on the powerplay while Sam Evola (who has played in both games between the pipes) has a 2.00 goals against average and .950 save percentage.
Michael Young (1 goal and 1 assist), Brendan Dumas (2 assists) and Rocco Testa-Basi (2 assists) each have two goals against the Tomahawks. The Red Buckets have yet to score on the powerplay (0 for 8) against Johnstown. Titans netminders have a combined 4.01 goals against average and .870 save percentage.
Johnstown is currently in fourth place in the East Division with a 7-5-1 record for 15 points. They are coming off a 4-0 road win over the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks (the teams split last week), and they have won three out of their last five games. The Tomahawks have scored 48 goals on the season (11th in the league) while they have allowed 37 (12th in the league). Johnstown is 9 for 46 (19.6%) on the powerplay (12th in the league), and they have allowed one shorthanded goal while on the man advantage. The Tomahawks are 85.7% efficient on the penalty kill (11th in the league), and they scored one shorthanded goal.
Black leads the Tomahawks with 19 total points (12 goals and 7 assists) and goals (12). Zach Murray and Black each lead the team with two game winning goals. Dustin Geregach and Black each have a team best +8. Geregach has a team high 36 penalty minutes.
Johnstown’s goaltenders have a combined 2.81 goals against average and .914 save percentage with one shutout (Tommy Heaney).
The Titans are currently in second place in the East Division with a 9-6-1 record for 19 points. They are coming off a 4 – 1 home win over the Maine Nordiques (the Titans have won three games in a row – last weekend’s sweep over Maine and a weekday game against Danbury), and they have won four of their last five games. New Jersey has scored 58 goals on the season (1st in the league) while they have allowed 51 (23rd in the league). The Titans have converted on 15.7% (11 for 70) of their chances on the powerplay (20th in the league). They have allowed two goals while on the man advantage. The Red Buckets are 82.9% efficient on the penalty kill (15th in the league). The Titans have scored three shorthand goals (three-way tie for most in the league).
Tommy Bannister leads the team (and league) with 22 total points (11 goals and 11 assists) and goals (11). Stephen Willey leads the team with two game winning goals. Four players (David Posma, Anthony Calafiore, Testa-Basi and Bannister) each have a team high +9. Blake Farrell has a team (and league) high 82 penalty minutes.
The Titans goaltenders have a combined 3.15 goals against average and .898 save percentage with no shutouts.