The Titans begin a six game homestand starting tomorrow night with the first two games against the visiting Northeast Generals. In fact, all the Titans six games in November will be played in the cozy confines of the Middletown Sports Complex.
Friday’s game will start at 7:35 PM while the puck drop will drop at 7:05 PM on Saturday.
Generals and Titans Overview
Last season the Titans took five out of the six contests between the two teams by a combined score of 30 – 19. The Titans lone loss was played on home ice; it was the last time these teams met back on February 15 with Northeast winning 7 – 3.
Northeast is currently in sixth place in the East Division with a 2 – 5 record for four points (10 behind division leading Maine Nordiques). Last weekend the Generals split a two-game road series against the Nordiques having lost the last game 3 – 1.
The Generals are ninth in the league having scored 16 goals while they are twenty-first in the league for having allowed 26 goals. Northeast has converted on 20% of their chances on the power play (seventh in the league). They have allowed one short-handed goal opportunity. They have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 92.6% (third best in the league).
Northeast is led by veterans Liam McCanney (3 goals and 3 assists) and Ricky Boysen’s (1 goal and 5 assists) six points, respectively. McCanney leads the Generals in goals with three. Forward Dylan Schuett has a team high 33 penalty minutes. Matthew Duarte and Boysen are tied for the team’s best +/- with a +1.
Netminders Hugo Haas and Joey Stanizzi have a combined 3.44 goals against average and .920 save percentage with no shutouts.
New Jersey is currently in fifth place in the East Division with a 1-3-1-2 record for five points (nine points behind division leading Maine). The Titans were idol last weekend due to an unforeseen circumstance with the Johnstown Tomahawks. The last time the Titans played was two weeks ago where they were swept on the road in a three-game series against the Nordiques.
The Titans are seventh in the league having scored 17 goals while they have allowed 27 (22nd in the league). They have converted on 8.7% of their chances on the power play (14th in the league). They have allowed three short-handed goal opportunities. They are sixth in the league on the penalty kill preventing the opposition from scoring 83.3% of their chances.
Forward Joe Schubert (3 goals and 3 assists) and defenseman Tyler Nasca (1 goal and 5 assists) are tied for the most points on the team with six respectively. Evan Werner and Schubert each have scored a team best three goals. Schubert has the most penalty minutes on the team with 19 while Danny Cavanagh has a team best +4.
The Titans goaltending tandem of Berk Berkeliev and Louden Hogg have a combined 3.47 goals against average and .902 save percentage with no shutouts.