The Northeast Generals will be visiting the Middletown Sports Complex this weekend to play a two-game series against the Titans. Friday night’s game begins at 7:30 PM while Saturday’s starts at 7:00 PM.
Generals and Titans Overview
This will be the seventh and eighth meetings between the teams with each winning three games apiece, although the Titans have outscored the Generals 24 – 20. The last time they met was the weekend of February 19 and 20 with each winning a game but Northeast won the last contest by a score of 4 – 3.
Aidan Curran leads the Generals in total points against the Titans with seven (1 goal and 6 assist) while six different players have scored two goals against New Jersey. Northeast is 2 for 14 (14%) on the powerplay while their goaltenders have a combined 3.91 goals against average and .896 save percentage.
Evan Werner (3 goals and 4 assists) and Jack Ring (1 goal and 6 assists) each have seven points against Northeast while Werner leads the Titans in goals against them with three. The Titans are 5 for 31 (16%) on the powerplay. The Red Buckets’ goaltenders have a combined 3.10 goals against average and .886 save percentage and no shutouts against Northeast.
Northeast is currently in fifth place in the East Division with a 12-22-3 record for 27 points (21 behind division leading Johnstown Tomahawks). Northeast is coming off a 3 – 1 road loss to the Maine Nordiques, and they have won four out of their last 10 games. The Generals have scored 94 goals on the season (twelfth in the league) while they have allowed 135 (most in the league). Northeast is 15 for 106 (14.2%) on the powerplay (18th in the league). They have allowed eight goals while on the man advantage. The Generals are 80.7% efficient on the penalty kill (16th in the league).
Liam McCanney (15 goals and 12 assists) leads Northeast in total points with 27, and he leads the team in goals (15). Ricky Boysen has the most game winning goals with four. Brent Keefer has a team best +10. Dylan Schuett leads the team in penalty minutes with 77.
Northeast’s goaltenders have a combined 3.44 goals against average and .915 save percentage with no shutouts.
The Titans are currently in third place in the East Division with a 17-11-2-4 for 40 points (eight points behind division leading Johnstown). They are coming off a 5 – 4 overtime road loss to the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks, and they have won eight out of their last ten games. New Jersey has scored 123 goals on the season (fourth in the league) while they have allowed 111 (16th in the league). The Titans have converted on 20.0% (27 for 135) on the powerplay (7th in the league). They have allowed five goals while on the man advantage. The Titans are 83.0% efficient on the penalty kill (ninth in the league).
Werner leads the team with 29 total points (17 goals and 12 assists) and goals (17). Jack Ring, Werner and Seitz each have two game winning goals. Anthony Mollica, Jack Ford and Brad Zona have a team best +13. Brad Zona has a team high 101 penalty minutes.
The Titans have a combined 3.06 goals against average and .913 save percentage with one shutout (Christian Stoever).