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)
Saturday night in Trenton, the Titans looked to win back to back to games for the first time since the beginning of the season. Instead they came away with one point as they fell in overtime to the Elmira Jackals.
Less than two minutes into the game, the Titans fell behind as Artem Demkov beat Scott Wedgewood with assists being given to Dustin Gazley and Justin DaCosta.
Back to back games have been a consistent problem for the Titans this season and Sunday afternoon was no different as the Trenton Titans (8-10-0-1) dropped a 6-2 decision to the Elmira Jackals (10-8-1-1).
The Titans dug themselves into a 3-0 hole at the end of one period due to penalty trouble.
Another Tampa Bay Lightning player has signed a lockout contract with an ECHL team. Forward BJ Crombeen will play for the Orlando Solar Bears, presumably making his debut on Saturday night at the Amway Center in Orlando. Crombeen has practiced with the Minnesota Wild affiliate.
Crombeen is a member of the NHLPA negotiating committee. (Photograph/Linda Hamilton)
The veteran right wing joins Bolts forward Nate Thompson as the second player to sign with an ECHL team. Thompson is playing with the Alaska Aces.
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