The Titans will host the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks for a two game series beginning tomorrow night at the Middletown Sports Complex. Friday’s contest starts at 7:30PM while Saturdays begins at 7:00PM.
Jr. Hat Tricks vs. Titans Overview
This will be the second and third meetings between the teams this season. The first meeting was held on October 20 at the Danbury Ice Arena with the Red Buckets winning 5 – 1 which included a natural hat trick from Tommy Bannister while Rocco Testa-Basi and Coleman Nee lit the lamp as well. Ben Charette stopped 27 of 28 shots.
Jr. Hat Tricks Overview
Danbury is currently in last place in the East Division with a 3-9-3 record for nine points. They are coming off a 5 – 0 home loss to the Maryland Black Bears (Maryland swept Danbury last weekend), and they have won three of their last ten games. The Hat Tricks have scored 29 goals on the season (27th in the league) while they have allowed 57 (23rd in the league). Danbury is 0 for 35 (0%) on the powerplay (last in the league), yet they haven’t allowed a goal while on the man advantage. The Hat Tricks are 72.2% efficient on the penalty kill (27th in the league) although they have scored three shorthanded goals.
Gabe Dombrowski leads the Hat Tricks in total points with twelve (7 goals and 5 assists) and goals (seven). Wolfgang Govedaris has two of Danbury’s game winning goals. Hunter Young has a team high +4. Jackson Hughes has a team high 23 penalty minutes.
Danbury’s goaltenders have a combined 3.76 goals against average and .902 save percentage with no shutouts.
The Titans are currently in second place in the East Division with a 11-6-1 record for 23 points. They are coming off a 3 – 1 road win over the Johnstown Tomahawks (the Titans swept Johnstown last weekend), and they have won 7 of their last 10 games, including five straight without a loss. New Jersey has scored 64 goals on the season (3rd in the league) while they have allowed 54 (19th in the league). The Titans have converted on 14.1% (11 for 78) of their chances on the powerplay (19th in the league). They have allowed four goals while on the man advantage. The Red Buckets are 82.9% efficient on the penalty kill (16th in the league). The Titans have scored three shorthand goals.
Bannister leads the team with 23 total points (11 goals and 12 assists) and goals (11). Stephen Willey and Anthony Calafiore each have two game winning goals. Three players (David Posma, Testa-Basi and Calafiore) each have a team high +10. Blake Farrell has a team (and league) high 82 penalty minutes.
The Titans goaltenders have a combined 2.96 goals against average and .903 save percentage with no shutouts.