Shorthanded Titans Take Two out of Three
TRENTON, NJ - The Trenton Titans took two out of three this week to keep pace in the North Division and remain in third place at 13-10-2.
Finishing up a stretch of three consecutive games on the road, the Titans were shutout 1-0 by the Johnstown Chiefs on Wednesday. Jonathan Boutin stopped all 37 shots he faced and Justin Kelly provided the lone goal of the contest for either team.
Friday's return home produced a goaltending battle against the Dayton Bombers. Both teams combined for 69 shots, but Chris Thompson's shorthanded goal and Chris Pittman's power play goal provided all the scoring Trenton would need for a 2-1 triumph.
It was the Scott Bertoli show on Saturday against Bombers. The seven-year vet recorded a three-point game (1g, 2a) and notched his 400 ECHL point, but, most importantly, tallied the game-tying goal with just 47.2 seconds left in regulation. In the shootout, Dustin Traylen made an ECHL season-high seven saves to lead his team to a 4-3 win.
The Titans take the ice just once this week then they do battle with the Wheeling Nailers on Wednesday, December 21.
LAST WEEK: 2-1-0 Wednesday, December 14 @ Johnstown, L 1-0 Cambria County War Memorial - Chiefs Goals: Kelly - Titans Goals: None - Chiefs Goalie: Boutin (37-37) - Titans Goalie: Beauchemin (17-16) - TRE PP: 0-1 - TRE PK: 1-1
Friday, December 16 vs. Dayton, W 2-1 Sovereign Bank Arena - Bombers Goals: Noel - Titans Goals: Thompson (sh), Pittman (pp) - Bombers Goalie: Ayres (36-34) - Titans Goalie: Traylen (31-30) - TRE PP: 1-5 - TRE PK: 5-6
Saturday, December 17 vs. Dayton, W 4-3 (SO) Sovereign Bank Arena - Bombers Goals: Herneisen, Flood, Caprara - Titans Goals: Henkel, Havern, Bertoli (ex), Team - Bombers Goalie: Ayers (29-26) - Titans Goalie: Traylen (40-37) - TRE PP: 0-3 - TRE PK: 4-4
THIS WEEK: Wednesday, December 21 vs. Wheeling, 7:00pm (WBCB 1490AM) Sovereign Bank Arena - The fourth game out of thirteen against Wheeling. The Titans are 2-0-1 versus the Nailers this season including a 3-2 win at WesBanco Arena on November 27. Kurtis MacLean and Sean Collins lead all rookies and are second in the ECHL with 33 points. Trenton is 14-11-4 all-time against Wheeling.
Practice/Game Schedule: Tuesday, December 20 - Practice @ Sovereign Bank Arena- 10:30am Wednesday, December 21 - Pre-game skate @ Sovereign Bank Arena - 10:15am Game vs. Wheeling - 7:00pm Thursday, December 22 - Day off Friday, December 23 - Day off Saturday, December 24 - Day off Sunday, December 25 - Day off Leave for Toledo Monday, December 26 - Practice @ Toledo Sports Arena - 10:30am
TITANS BROADCAST INFO: Tune in as the voice of the Titans, Mike O'Brien, brings you all of the Titans hockey action on WBCB 1490AM on Sunday through Thursday and WSTR-91.3 FM on Friday and Saturday. Fans can also watch or listen in on the Titans website, www.trentontitans.com.
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Titans Notables - Scott Bertoli recorded his 400th ECHL and Trenton Titans point on Saturday versus Dayton. - The Titans are 7-0-0 when Bertoli has a multi-point game. - On Friday, Trenton registered the first shorthanded goal against Dayton this season. - The Titans are 13-2-0 when scoring two or more goals. - Dustin Traylen is 7th in the ECHL with a 2.41 GAA. - Traylen set a league season high with seven shootout saves on Saturday's 4-3 win over Dayton. - Trenton's penalty kill is tops in the ECHL at 85.9 % (134-for-156). - Trenton has the most wins in one-goal games (11-2-2).
Titans In The Community:
- December 19 - Titans Teddy Bear Drop-Off o Stuffed animals collected during the Titans Teddy Bear Toss will be distributed by Titans players to children at St. Francis Medical Center. - December 20 - Mike Jarmuth, Dustin Traylen, Aaron Wilson, and Vince Williams will be playing broomball with the students at Adelphia Elementary School in Howell, NJ. - December 21 - Titans vs. Wheeling Nailers - 7:00pm o Dollar Dog Wednesday courtesy of Dietz and Watson
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