The weekend games started with a defensive showdown and ended on an offensive flurry.

Saturday, defense was on tap against a pesky Phantom team that never let down. Who ever coined the phrase, “the best offense is a good defense”, was right on the mark for this particular game. Charlie Morton’s short handed goal at the 23.5 mark of the 1st period was all the Titans needed for the victory. Hats off to the defense who never let the Phantoms gain any momentum and kept the traffic to a minimum in front of Cody Reilly who posted our first shutout of the season! Reilly was once again sharp and turned away all 17 shots faced! 

When there was a rebound the defense moved people away from the net and helped earn a hard fought goose egg. The Titans showed off some muscle in the first period when Billy Regan and Bam-Bam Bruno introduced themselves to a couple Phantoms who decided to push after the whistle. Teammates sticking up for each other is what this is all about. The game settled down into a goalie duel afterward and no other scuffles occurred …. 1-0 Titans. Nice game boys!  

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Sunday saw a complete opposite game unfold with lots of scoring and special teams play. After a scoreless first period with the Titans carrying the play and Thomas Wiedmann minding the net, things got going in the second. The Blazers opened up a 2-0 lead in a 1:35 span at the 11:56 mark of the second that seemed to put a charge into our offense. Jonathan Weinstein cut the lead in half with a PP goal at 7:36 and it seemed we were on our way. Charlie Morton scored on an assist by Maguire to tie at 3:39 and 1:20 later Timmy Behan scored the go ahead goal off a beautiful mid-ice pass from Sean Mulkeen. The lead didn’t hold for long when the Blazers whipped a shot over the shoulder of goalie Thomas Wiedmann. The second ended a 3-3 tie.

The Blazers carried the momentum over into the third and scored off a weird deflection off a skate in front the net at 12:00 to take the lead 4-3. The Titans answered back at 10:43 to tie the score on a hard working play by Pat Bruno. A screened Thomas Wiedmann couldn’t track down a shot from the left circle at 7:10 and the Blazers once again led.  Untimely penalties kept the boys off balance and found ourselves in a 5 on 3 penalty kill. A comeback was put on hold when the Blazers scored on the PP at 5:56 and we were still a man down for another 2 minutes. Give credit to the boys for not giving up though as Charlie Morton scored with Wiedmann pulled for an extra attacker at 23 seconds to end the scoring 6-5. This was one that got away from us.

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