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Titans Have Royal Failure Against Reading

No, it’s not quite playoff time yet. Friday night began the first of a five game set between Trenton Titans and Reading Royals. It started off slowly for Trenton as the Titans lost 4-2.

Hurricane Sandy could not stop the game from going off and an announced crowd of 2352 fans showed up to see the Titans play.

While not directly blaming the storm, Titans Captain Ray DiLauro hinted the team wasn’t completely prepared for the game.

Trenton Hits Wall and Fall to Walleye

Saturday night in Trenton proved to be the opposite of Friday as the Titans hosted the Toledo Walleye in a rematch from 24 hours earlier. The Titans played the entire game listlessly and fell by a final score of 5-1.

Wedgewood's Wall Stops Walleye

The Trenton Titans improved to 5-1-0-0 on the season Friday night as they downed the Toledo Walleye 4-1 in Trenton.
As has been the recent story for the Titans, timely goaltending and strong starts paced the win.

Wedgewood Relief Saves Trenton

Wednesday night in Trenton, the Titans hosted the back end of a home and home with the Reading Royals. The Titans had taken the first decision in Reading last Saturday by a score of 6-2 and would sweep the home and home with a 3-1 victory and improving to 3-0-0-0 on the season.

Once again, the Titans started the scoring early as Blake Kessel tapped in a rebound on a powerplay just 3:07 into the game when he tapped home a cross-crease pass from forward Andy Bohmbach.

Tampa Bay Lightning Center Nate Thompson Signs ECHL Contract

Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson has signed a tryout contract with the ECHL’s Alaska Aces. He joins Montreal's Scott Gomez and Washington's Joey Crabb on the Aces training camp roster. (Photograph/Linda Hamilton)

Gomez, like Thompson, signed a tryout contract, while Crabb signed a standard deal.

Thompson, an Alaska native accumulated 29 goals and 35 points in 147 games during his two years with the Bolts. He also represented the United States at the World Championships last spring. He is entering his eighth season and has played 265 career NHL games

Thompson, Crabb, Gomez and Anchorage's Brandon Dubinsky (Blue Jackets) h...

Trenton Titans Renew Affiliation with Philadelphia Flyers

On July 30, 2012 the Trenton Titans announced that they will once again be affiliated with Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondak Phantoms.

Last season, three players with NHL deals played for the Trenton Titans as forward Luke Pither, defenseman Tyler Hostetter and goaltender Johan Backlund all donned Titans red and black at some point during the season. Also playing for the Titans was Brad Phillips who was drafted by the Flyers in 2007 in the seventh round.

Trenton Titans Qualifying Offers to ECHL RFAs

The Trenton Titans have submitted their list of restricted free agents who have received qualifying offers. Listed below are the players with outstanding qualifying offers per a team announcement:

In the ECHL, restricted free agency works differently than the NHL.

At the ECHL level, teams have to submit a 20-man end of season roster before July 1, where the team can name 8 “protected” players who receive RFA status. These RFAs have Qualifying Orders that are open until August 1.

Isles Consider Kevin Colley For Coaching Assignment

With the frenzy of free agency nearing an end, and players in place to compete for a roster spot on next years Islanders team, it is time to look for a new head coach for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

One former team captain of the Sound Tigers, who retired as a New York Islander, being considered for the position is Kevin Colley.

Colley is attending the same school that Islanders head coach Jack Capuano, and assistant coach Brett Thompson, graduated from. It is the only school available to future NHL coaches ... ‘The School of Hard Knocks’.

Sound Tigers Suffer First Loss

This afternoon the New York Islanders announced that Bridgeport Sound Tigers head coach, Brent Thompson, would become the Islanders new assistant coach. Coach Thompson, like many others, began his coaching career after years of playing the game himself. Selected 34th overall by the LA Kings in the 1989 entry-level draft, Thompson (‘Tommer’, his ice name) played 121 games in the NHL with the Kings and Winnipeg Jets organizations. He also played for six different AHL teams in his 14 years as a player before beginning his career as a coach.

Life With Riley

Today Blair Riley signed his first NHL contract with the New York Islanders. One hundred days after he signed an AHL contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Riley one of the first call-ups made by coach Thompson’s first last season. Blair got his call (a PTO – Professional Try-Out) while playing for the Chicago Express in the ECHL on Nov. 25 when BST forward Trevor Frischmon was out injured. He had already impressed coach ‘Tommer’ with his play while with the Las Vegas Wranglers, particularly in the 2010-11 Kelly Cup playoffs with his 4 goals and an assist in five games played.

He made an immediate impression on the fans at the Webster Bank Arena when he dropped his gloves early in his first home game (and the Tigers first in their new third jerseys) at a point in the season where the team just could not buy a win. Riley did not do much in the way of putting points on the board for a while, in fact none of the Tigers did in late 2011, and the team ended the year in last place. The year ended and the teams’ fortunes changed.