The Titans will travel to Northwest Arena to play two games against the Jamestown Rebels this weekend. These will be the last games that the Titans play before the Christmas break. It also will bring an end to the first half of the season. Friday and Saturday nights’ games both begin at 7:05 PM. The Titans will resume play on January 10 against the Maine Nordiques.
Titans vs. Rebels Overview
The teams met at the end of October at the Middletown Sports Complex with the Titans winning both games by a combined score of 9 – 1. Tyler German scored the lone goal for the Rebels. Jamestown went 0 for 9 on the power play. Goaltenders Noah West and Jon Howe have a combined 4.50 goals against average and .865 save percentage against the Titans.
Kyler Head has the most points against the Rebels with four (1 goal and 3 assists) while Cam Gendron has the most goals (three). The Titans went 5 for 6 (83%) on the power play and goaltenders Patrick Pugliese and Arseni Sergeev have a combined .982 save percentage and .500 goals against average with one shutout (Pugliese) against the Rebels.
The Rebels are currently in sixth place in the East Division with an 11-18-1-2 record for 25 points, twenty points behind division leading New Jersey. Jamestown is 4 – 6 in their last ten games, and they are coming off a 2 – 0 road loss to the Johnstown Tomahawks. The Rebels have scored 66 goals (22nd in the league) and they have allowed 99 (21st most in the league). Jamestown has converted on 15.2% (18th in the league) of their chances on the power play and have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 75.7% (21st in the league).
The Rebels are led by Noah Finstrom’s twenty-three points (8 goals and 15 assists). Eric “Red” Olson leads the team in goals with ten, game winning goals (three) and penalty minutes (99). Spencer Cosway has a team best +/- of +5.
Jamestown’s goaltenders have a combined 2.84 goals against average and .913 save percentage with one shutout (West).
The Titans currently lead the East Division with a 22-5-0-1 record for 45 points. New Jersey has won seven of its last ten games, and they are coming off a 4 – 1 home loss against the Tomahawks. They have scored 129 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 83 (eleventh in the league). The Titans are second in the league on the power play having converted on 31.9% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 84.3% of the time (eighth best in the league).
Mitch Machlitt leads the team in total points with thirty-eight (18 goals and 20 assists) and goals (18). Michael Outzen has a team best four game winning goals. Cade Penney has a team’s best and +/- with +20 while Brody Medeiros has the most penalty minutes on the team with fifty-six.
The goaltending tandem of Pugliese (2.62 GAA and .919 SV%) and Sergeev (3.22 GAA and .899 SV%) have a combined 2.87 goals against average and .911 save percentage with one shutout (Pugliese).