Trenton Falls to Greenville
Back to back games have been tough for the Trenton Titans this year and once again, it happened as the Greenville Road Warriors took the Titans down 3-0.
Scott Wedgewood was the story for Trenton as he played a brilliant game keeping the score tied at 0 for the first two periods.
The third period would finally be where the Titans cracked; giving up two goals on shots that Wedgewood had no chance to save.
First, Scott Pitt would score a goal on a wrist shot through a screen.
Then a few minutes later, Blake Kessel would turn the puck over on a Trenton powerplay and Jeremy Gouchie would score on a shorthanded breakaway.
Coach Vince Williams spoke on where the team went wrong.
“I thought we turned the puck over too much, tried to do too much when in the neutral zone,” the coach said.
Wedgewood took responsibility for the goals against.
“I gave my team a chance to win and unfortunately a couple mental mistakes early in the third kind of burst our bubble,” the goalie said.
When asked if it was frustrating to lose after playing so well, Wedgewood was quick to the point,
“It’s a team game,” he said.
Captain Ray DiLauro admitted the team was carried by the goaltending.
“It could have been a lot worse, if it wasn’t for him (Wedgewood),” the Captain said.
Coach Williams also defended his goalie.
“He gave us a chance to win,” the coach said of his goalie.
Late in the third, with Wedgewood on the bench for an extra attacker, a line brawl broke out.
Andrew Conboy was jockeying for position in front of Greenville goalie Bryan Hince when he tangled with defensemen Steven Delisle. The two would drop the gloves and quickly fall to the ice. This led to Andy Bohmbach of Trenton and Mike Marcou of Greenville tangling in a secondary altercation for which both would be given game misconducts. In front of the net, Kelsey Wilson of Trenton would drop Sean Berkstresser with a series of right hands. Wilson would get a major for fighting and a game misconduct and Berkstresser would be given a game misconduct.
On the ensuing powerplay for the extra Trenton major, Marc-Olivier Vallerand would hit the empty net to push the lead to 3-0 where the game would end.