The Titans will host a two-game series against the Jamestown Rebels this weekend at the Middletown Sports Complex with both Friday and Saturday night games starting at 7:30 PM. Saturday night’s contest is the annual Teddy Bear Toss in which all fans who bring a bear will receive a free ticket to the game. All bears will be donated to the Toys for Tots.
Rebels vs. Titans Overview
This will be the fifth and sixth meeting between the Rebels and Titans this season. The Titans have taken three out of four games by a combined score of 13 – 9. All four of the previous games have been played at the Northwest Arena in Jamestown. One of the Titans victories, back on September 25 was a shootout win after the Red Buckets game back from a three-goal deficit.
The last time the teams met was back on November 12 and 13 when the split the series with the Rebels winning the second game 3 – 2.
Jak Vaarwerk (1 goal and 3 assists) and former Titan Noah Szretter (3 goals and 1 assist) lead the Rebels with four points each against the Titans. Szretter has scored the most goals against the Red Buckets with three. Jamestown is 3 for 18 (17%) on the powerplay. The Rebels netminders have a 2.70 goals against average and .891 save percentage.
Tommy Bannister leads the Titans with five total points (3 goals and two assists) and goals (3). The Titans are 2 for 14 (14%) on the powerplay while New Jersey’s goaltenders have a combined 2.16 goals against average and .915 save percentage.
Jamestown is currently in fifth place in the East Division with a 10-10-2-1 record for 23 points. The last time they played was last weekend when they split a two-game road series against the Johnstown Tomahawks with Johnstown winning the second game 6 – 2. Jamestown has won four out of its last ten games. The Rebels have scored 61 goals on the season (23rd in the league) while they have allowed 74 (18th in the league). Jamestown is 13 for 69 (18.8%) on the powerplay (14th in the league), and they have allowed four goals while on the man advantage. The Rebels are 81.9% efficient on the penalty kill (17th in the league), and they have scored four shorthanded goals.
Jon Lundy leads the Rebels with 21 total points (12 goals and 9 assists) and goals (12). Owen West and Lundy each have two game winning goals. Marcus Kivela Carlzon has a team high +3 while Vaarwerk has the most penalty minutes on the team with 35.
Jamestown’s goaltenders have a combined 3.05 goals against average and .894 save percentage with one shutout (Nolan Suggs).
The Titans currently lead the East Division with a 17-8-1 record for 35 points. They are coming off an 8 – 2 home win against the Maine Nordiques (the Titans swept Maine last weekend). The Titans have won two-in-a-row and have won 8 out of their last 10 games. New Jersey has scored 100 goals on the season (tied for most in the league) while they have allowed 77 (20th in the league). The Titans have converted on 16.8% (17 for 104) of their chances on the powerplay (19th in the league), and they have allowed four goals while on the man advantage. The Red Buckets are 81.7% efficient on the penalty kill (18th in the league). The Titans have scored four shorthand goals.
Bannister leads the team with 34 total points (12 goals and 22 assists) and goals (12). Anthony Calafiore has scored the most game winning goals with four. Calafiore also has a team high +20. Blake Farrell has a team high 86 penalty minutes.
The Titans goaltenders have a combined 2.93 goals against average and .904 save percentage with no shutouts.