Royals Beat Titans Again
Another game between Reading and Trenton and another 2-1 for the Royals was the story in Trenton.
The game started with a scoreless, uneventful first period. Starting goalie Scott Wedgewood was on fire making several big saves as the Titans defense allowed several oddman rushes.
The defensive breakdowns and lack of quality offense from the Titans drew concern from head coach Vince Williams.
“Some guys need to be better,” he said. He later added “We need more grit.”
Wedgewood was run over by teammate Andrew Conboy during the 2nd period. In trying to avoid Conboy as he slid towards to goal crease on the ice after wiping out while backchecking, Wedgewood fell hard to the ice and hit his head. He stayed down for a few minutes but finished the second frame before being pulled for Niko Hovinen in the third.
Wedgewood said that caution was the plan for his health after the game.
“I was a little shaken up” he said, before adding “[I’m going to] go home and sleep it off.”
Coach Williams echoed the sentiment,
“I don’t he’s dressing tomorrow,” the coach said.
Wedgewood’s spirits were upbeat enough to make a joke of the situation as he has been bumped a few times over the last few games.
“I wish I was Niko’s six foot seven” he said, “and just stand over everybody”
The second period saw the Titans fall behind as Yannick Tifu beat Wedgewood low a few minutes after the injury delay.
Each team would tally a goal in the third period but a too many men penalty with just over two minutes left would kill the Titans hope of a comeback.
The Titans play Reading in Reading on Saturday night.