January 11, 2013 - ECHL (ECHL) - Trenton Titans
December 7-8, 2012 - In two outstanding, hotly contested games in North Charleston, SC, Trenton fell to the Stingrays 3-2 (OT) and 6-5 (SO).
These two teams are back at it for the final time this year, when they complete this two game set at Trenton's Sun National Bank Center on January 12 at 7:05 pm. All the action is on AmericaOne.com, 1077theBronc.com and locally on 107.7 FM.
Streaks (Last 10)
South Carolina: 1-0 (3-5-1-1); Trenton: 0-4-1 (5-4-1)
SC: 6-13-0-2 Road; Trenton: 9-6-1 Home
Welcome To Trenton
With the loss of several players, fresh faces have come to Trenton in the form of defensemen Gentry Zollars and Derrick Pallis (both returnees) and forwards Brad Peltz and Corey Tamblyn. Andrew Schmit has the ability to play both positions.
Trenton continues to have one of the best PK units in the league, ranked 4th overall at 85.1% (126 kills-148 Opps). They are equally as good in any venue, ranked 6th at home (87.1, 61-70) and 5th on the road (84.4, 65-77.
DID YOU KNOW?
SC is 13-4 when scoring first (have won their last 4). Trenton is 11-3-1-2 (lost its last 3).
Despite a Goal Differential of -6, SC is 10th in the East in scoring (103), 7th in GA (109) and just 2 points from a playoff spot near the season's midway point.
A Roster Divided
Post-Lockout has ECHL scrambling to fill spots as Titans lead the way.
When Paul Holmgren told Randy Miller of the Courier Post that the Titans roster was "probably going to suffer the most", little did he know that was a conservative estimate, and all in just 3 days.
Already having lost Marcel Noebels, Ian Slater and Blake Kessel in call-ups to Adirondack (AHL), soon to follow when the lockout ended were Matt Mangene, Andrew Johnston and Shane Harper (F) and Tyler Hostetter (D).
Before them defenseman Eric Baier found himself going back a mile from his college when the Providence Bruins grabbed him.
The first to go was fellow D-man Ryan Grimshaw. Though more than deserving of the chance, the call for him to go to Torono caught some by surprise. More will probably get the call. As for those who have left, while the Titans want them back, here's hoping they stick in the "A" for quite some time.
Click HERE for tonight's Trenton-South Carolina game notes
Click HERE for the ECHL Conference Standings
26-8-1-1 54 (11-5-1-1 on the Road)
17-5-1-2 37 (1-0 vs. EVN IceMen)
15-13-2-4 36 (2-2-1 vs. Reading)
14-15-3-2 33 (5-2-1 last 7 at home)