In a game that featured three fights and a natural hat trick by Northeast’s Tyler Ramm, the Generals defeated the visiting Titans 8 – 3 today in a matinee game in Attleboro, MA. It was Northeast’s sixth straight defeat this season over the Red Buckets.
The Generals scored six consecutive goals, five in the first period and one in the second period. Northeast’s Nick Wracker opened the scoring at 2:27 into the game for his first goal of the season. The Generals doubled their lead two minutes later on Jackson Schouten’s first goal of the season. Caiden Hess scored his tenth goal of the season with 3:37 remaining in the opening period to give the Generals a 3 – 0 lead. Less than a minute later, Matthew Nuzzolilo scored his first of two goals on the afternoon to make it 4 – 0. Ramm scored his first goal of the game with 1:01 left in the period.
Ramm scored his second goal of the game, a powerplay goal, at 6:31 into the middle stanza to make it a 6 – 0 game for the Generals.
The Titans finally lit the lamp with 1:06 into the third period when Jacob Renbarger scored his second goal of the season to make it a 6 – 1 game. It was the first time since the second game between these teams (October 24) that the Titans score a goal against the Generals. Since then the Generals have not allowed a goal against New Jersey.
Ramm completed his natural trick – and twelfth goal on the season – at 1:42 into the final period. Roland Ponechal scored his twelfth goal of the season midway through the third to make it a 7 – 2 game. Ponechal’s goal was the Titans first of two powerplay goals in the contest.
Nuzzolilo scored his second goal of the game with 5:55 remaining in regulation to give the Generals an 8 – 2 lead. Parker King scored the Titans second powerplay goal on the afternoon (and King’s second on the season) to make it 8 – 3 and close out the scoring.
Colin Freitas stopped 62 of 70 shot in defeat while Northeast’s D’Mar McCoy turned aside 25 of 28. Click here for the box score.
The Titans next game is on Thursday, January 13 at 12:30PM when they host the Norwich Sea Captains.