Danbury Titans Remain Hot with Second Straight Weekend Sweep
With the trade deadline passed, the Federal Hockey League regular season is coming to the end. Teams are jockeying for position and every game counts. The Titans realized that and continued their hot streak as they went three for three on the weekend.
It started Thursday night as the Berlin RiverDrivers came into Danbury. Berlin holds the final playoff spot in the standings and is looking to fend off the Dayton Demolition and Brewster Bulldogs. They did not get the start they wanted in this game as Danbury raced out to a 3-0 lead by the end of the second period. Mike Henderson, Anthony Pisano, and Tyler Gjurich provided the scoring to give the Titans a commanding lead heading into the final frame.
However, Berlin came out hard in the third. After scoring four minutes in, Mike Henderson added an insurance marker to make it 4-1. From there Berlin took over the game with two goals in under three minutes to make it 4-3. Despite a late power play for the RiverDrivers, they could not find the equalizer and Danbury held on for the victory.
Saturday night against Dayton would be the exact opposite for the Titans. This time it was the visitors who raced out to a 3-0 lead before John Scorcia would tally late in the second to cut the deficit to two. In the third the Titans would break through and score three unanswered goals from Ian DeLong, Mike Henderson, and Tyler Gjurich to take a 4-3 lead. Dayton was on their heels but were able to tie things up with the goalie pulled to force overtime. Their good fortune would end there as Scorcia would score just 1:15 into overtime to complete the comeback for Danbury.
Danbury was not looking to get stuck in another close game on Sunday against Berlin. It seemed they would be stuck in one after the first period when they had a 2-1 lead on goals from Brett Liscomb and Mike Henderson. However, Danbury would dominate the second frame as they scored five unanswered goals including three of them in a 38 second span. Liscomb, Ian DeLong, Mike Driscoll, Tyler Gjurich, and Mike Henderson provided the firepower. Berlin would get one goal back in the third period before Phil Bronner got on the board to make it 8-2 to finish off the weekend.
The Titans now sit in first place in the Federal Hockey League with 99 points and a .673-point percentage. They have three more games this weekend. Friday will be home against the Berlin RiverDrivers at 7:35 PM. Saturday night will feature a showdown with the Port Huron Prowlerz at 7:35 PM. Danbury will be on the road Sunday afternoon in Dayton for an afternoon matinee to finish off the weekend in a makeup from December. For information and tickets visit www.danburytitans.com or call 844-DTHOCKEY.
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