Titans Fall to Gwinnett
On a cold Wednesday night in Trenton, the Gladiators defeated the Titans 3-2.
Late in the first, Scott Arnold put the Titans down 1-0 as he scored on a rebound during a defensive breakdown in front of Scott Wedgewood.
The first period for the most part had nothing else of interest. The Titans would squander a late power play. Gwinnett outshot the Titans 14-6 in the first period.
Early, in the second, Jacob Cepis would answer for Trenton on a powerplay goal as Jason Clark was in the box for hooking. The goal was a tap in after a scrum for a rebound in front. Jesse Todd and Bryan Haczyk had the assists as all three would dig at the puck before Cepis jammed it home.
Cody Brookwell fired a shot past Wedgewood late in the second to give Gwinnett the lead back. Coach Vince Williams wasn’t worried about the team’s effort.
“I’m not happy with the result, but I’m happy with the way they played,” he said.
In the third, both teams would trade goals just seven seconds apart as Joey Haddad would beat Wedgewood on another scrum in front, before Mike Ullrich would storm right back after the ensuing faceoff on a breakaway.
With the goal, Ullrich extended a personal point streak to eight games.
Despite the loss, Coach Williams was happy with how his team played.
“We gave ourselves the best chance to win today, against a good hockey team,” the coach said.
With 25 games to go, the Titans need to right the ship. Friday, they get the chance to do that as the Reading Royals visit. The Titans hope to have injured Captain Andy Bohmbach (concussion) and Forward Stephen Schultz (upper body) back for the game.