Titans Keep On Rolling
In the first game off the Christmas Break, the Trenton Titans hosted the Reading Royals. The Titans snapped a five game losing streak against the Royals and won their fifth straight game overall with a 2-1 overtime victory.
The first period was fairly bland in terms of scoring but was a chippy fight fest. First David Marshall of Reading and Jacob Cepis of Trenton dropped the gloves after Cepis hit a Royal with a clean body check. Marshall received an extra minor penalty for roughing.
Later in the period the Kory Nagy and Kirk MacDonald danced in a fight that was more of a wrestling match behind the Royals net. Each received five for fighting.
The second period saw the first goal of the matchup as Adam Comrie of Reading beat Titans goalie Scott Wedgewood on a wraparound. The goal was unassisted.
The Titans game back late in the third as Ryan Grimshaw tied the game with a wrist shot from the point that got past Philip Grubauer as Nagy provided a screen in front.
Grimshaw humbly spoke of the goal.
“Luckily, the goalie was screened by someone on our team and it got in there,” he said.
The score remained tied for only 26 seconds of OT as a carryover tripping minor to Joel Champagne of Reading gave the Titans some powerplay time in the extra session.
Marcel Noebels won the game when banked a slap shot off the post and in.
“I just saw an open net on the left side and took a slapper,” Noebels said.
The winning goal made for a happy coach post game.
Speaking of Noebels, Coach Vince Williams was proud of his attitude.
“He’s very mature for a 20 year old,” the coach said.
On the Titans December turn around, Williams was straight to the point,
“We’re doing the little things,” the Coach said.
Now, the Titans need to carry this over to Friday as they play Reading again in Reading.