Jamestown, NY – The New Jersey Titans scored 3 unanswered goals on their way to defeating the hometown Jamestown Rebels by a score of 3-1 on Friday night, extending the Rebels’ losing streak at the Northwest Arena to 7 games.
The first period was a tight, back-and-forth battle, with the period ending at 0-0. First period shots were 8-6 in favor of Jamestown.
The deadlock continued into the second period until Rebels captain John Lundy scored his team-leading 8th goal of the year, a power play goal, at 5:13 of the frame. New Jersey would strike back quickly, however, when Rocco Testa-Basi finally broke the shutout bid of Rebels goalie Nolan Suggs, potting his 6th goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1 at the 3:11 mark.
In the final period, the Titans would break the tie as Anthony Calafiore trickled one past Suggs, his 7th of the season, giving the visitors a 2-1 lead at 10:54. Jamestown would get a chance to tie the game late with a power play opportunity, but it was New Jersey that struck with a shorthanded goal from David Posma, his second of the campaign, with 1:53 remaining in the game. That would be the final dagger, securing a 3-1 victory for the visiting Titans.
With the loss, Jamestown moved to 7-8-1-1 on the year, remaining in 5th place in the NAHL’s East Division, while New Jersey improved to 14-6-1-0, maintaining their 2nd place position in the division.
Rebels goaltender Nolan Suggs finished the game stopping 23 of 26 New Jersey shots, while Titans netminder Andrew Takacs turned aside 24 of Jamestown’s 25 shots. Mitch LaFay and Jak Vaarwerk added assists in the loss for Jamestown. The Rebels finished the contest 1/5 on the power play, while New Jersey finished 0/5.
The two teams will face-off again on Saturday night at the Northwest Arena in Jamestown, game time is scheduled for 7:05PM.