Junior hockey: New Jersey Titans earn a weekend split with Maine Nordiques

The Maine Nordiques are nonetheless looking to place in combination two wins in a row this season.

The New Jersey Titans defeated the Nordiques 5-1 in an NAHL East Division sport in Middletown, New Jersey, on Saturday night time. The Nordiques (2-6, 4 issues) beat the Titans 5-3 on Friday.

“We just didn’t have enough winning habits to win that game; last night we did,” Maine Nordiques trainer Matt Pinchevsky mentioned. “We need to pull together that consistency and make sure every game is the biggest game of the season.”

Reece Brednich led the Titans (4-8, 8 issues) with two targets and goalie Jacob Torgner stopped 21 photographs within the win.

Ben Yurchuk scored the primary target of the three-goal first length for the Titans, lights the lamp a little over a minute into the sport. Michael Young and Anthony Calafiore, a University of Maine dedicate, equipped the assists.

Ben Muthersbaugh scored an unassisted target halfway in the course of the first length for a 2-0 New Jersey lead.

Brednich capped the scoring overdue within the first stanza, after which he stretched the result in 4-0 in the second one length. Ethan Wongus notched assists on each targets.

“To be quite frank, I don’t think we were moving our feet in the right direction — we were moving our feet but not in the direction that will allow us to play northbound, and that’s why there was limited shooting in the first and part in the second period,” Pinchevsky mentioned. “Third period, surprise, surprise, here come the Nordiques and you tie that period.”

Kellen Murphy put the Nordiques at the board simply previous the seven-minute mark of the second one length. Linemates Laurent Trepanier and Brendan Gibbons, an Air Force dedicate, tallied the assists.

Murphy’s goal-scoring streak is now at 3 video games.

“All of Kellen Murphy’s goals come from 10 feet away from the net,” Pinchevsky mentioned. “He’s someone who makes choices and decides to get to the dirty areas of the ice where the goals live. You can be happy that he got rewarded, but I am more happy for the team because they learn from that and learn from each other.”

Brendan Dumas scored overdue in the second one length to increase the Titans’ result in 5-1. Muthersbaugh and previous Twin City Thunder ahead Levente Keresztes accumulated the assists.

Thomas Heaney and Kael DePape mixed to prevent 27 photographs for the Nordiques.

Both groups have been 0-for-4 at the man-advantage.

The Nordiques have subsequent weekend off and go back to motion on Oct. 21 and 22 at The Colisee towards the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks.

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