The Northeast Generals will “host” the New Jersey Titans for a three-game series beginning this afternoon at the Middletown Sports Complex. The puck drop for today’s, tomorrow’s and Friday’s games will be 1:00 PM.
Originally scheduled to play in Attleboro, MA (the home of the Generals), the State of Massachusetts last week announced that it was prohibiting hockey from being played, hence the switch to Middletown.
This will be the start of a five-game series between the two teams (they will face each other again on November 6 and 7) with all five contests being held at the Middletown Sports Complex.
Last season the Generals won the NA3HL’s Coastal Division with a 40-6-01 record for 81 points. This season Northeast is currently in fourth place in the East Division with a 2 – 1 record for four points (two behind division leading New Jersey). The Generals also have played the least amount of games in the division with three. They are coming off of a 5 – 4 road win against the Bay State Bobcats.
The Generals have scored 19 goals (17th in the league) while they have allowed 12 (9th in the league). Northeast has converted on 42.9% of their chances on the power play (fourth in the league) while they are fourth in the league on the penalty kill preventing the opposition from scoring 80% of their chances.
Sean Gorman leads Northeast with five total points (1 goal and four assists) while Nick Ramm has the most goals (four). Nicklaus Obourn and Gorman each have a game winning goal, and both lead the team with a +5 respectively. Deacon More leads in the team in penalty minutes with fourteen.
The Generals Espen Reager and Timothy Pesek have a combined 4.00 goals against average and .867 save percentage with no shutouts.
New Jersey currently sits atop the East Division with a 3 – 1 record for six points. They are coming off of a 4 – 1 home win against the Long Beach Sharks.
The Titans have scored 15 goals (22nd in the league) while they have allowed eleven (seventh in the league). New Jersey has converted on 15.4% of their chances on the power play (23rd in the league) while they are sixth in the league on the penalty kill preventing the opposition from scoring on 88.9% of their chances.
Brandon Avezov, who has been named the East Division’s Star of the Week for the past two straight weeks, leads the Titans with ten total points (5 goals and 5 assists) and goals (five). Three different players have recorded a game winning goal. Avezov also has a team high +9. Line mate Philippe Doucette leads the team in penalty minutes with nine.
Ethan Kavanagh has played almost every single minute between the pipes for the Titans. He possesses a 2.91 goals against average and .915 save percentage with no shutouts.