On a fluky day where the start of the game was delayed for almost an hour due to a strobe light malfunction that sent the Trenton Fire Department to the Sun National Bank Center, the Trenton Titans pulled out a point in a 4-3 shootout loss against the Cincinnati Cyclones.
In what has become a team of streaks, the Titans ended a two game winning streak and replaced it with what they hope will not be a multi-game losing streak as they dropped a 4-0 decision to the Cincinnati Cyclones.
The Cyclones started the scoring early as Garrett Wilson scored a goal on a rebound in front of Titans goalie Scott Wedgewood while Flyers prospect Tyler Hostetter sat in the box for slashing.
In the first game off the Christmas Break, the Trenton Titans hosted the Reading Royals. The Titans snapped a five game losing streak against the Royals and won their fifth straight game overall with a 2-1 overtime victory.
The first period was fairly bland in terms of scoring but was a chippy fight fest. First David Marshall of Reading and Jacob Cepis of Trenton dropped the gloves after Cepis hit a Royal with a clean body check. Marshall received an extra minor penalty for roughing.
The Trenton Titans swept a road trip in Indiana this weekend defeating the Evansville IceMen 6-3 and the Fort Wayne Komets 5-2. The wins improved the Titans record to 13-11-2-2 giving the Titans sole possession of second place in the Atlantic Division at the Christmas break.
On a dreary, rainy, Sunday afternoon, 3348 fans came to Sun National Bank Center in Trenton to see the Titans dismantle the Orlando Solar Bears by a score of 5-1.
Less than 24 hours after dropping a heartbreaking game against Elmira, the Titans came out strong and absolutely dominated the Orlando Solar Bears. Niko Hovinen made his first start in over a week for the Titans.
Marcel Noebels spoke of Hovinen post game.
“I told him (Niko) before the game, I think you got a good game tonight, you need your confidence buddy.”Noebels said.
(Pictured: Eric Baier (7) and Ryan Grimshaw (5) retrieve a puck behind the net of goalie Niko Hovinen (30): photo taken by Matt Bernot)