The Rebels will travel to Middletown’s Ice World to play the New Jersey Titans for two games. This weekend’s contests will conclude a five game consecutive series between the teams. It also will finish the regular season contests played among them at Ice World. Friday and Saturday nights games begin at 7:00pm.
Rebels vs. New Jersey Titans
The Rebels have won eight out of the thirteen times these two teams have faced each other this year. Philadelphia has outscored the Titans by a total score of 38 – 32. The last time these two teams met was last Saturday night at Ice World when Eli Billing stopped all 15 shots he faced for his second shutout in three games as the Rebels went onto win 4 – 0. Captain Ryan Patrick had four-points (1 goal and 3 assists). Four of the five Titans wins against the Rebels this season have come at the Class of 1923 Arena.
Tyler Antonucci leads the Titans in points against the Rebels with eight (1 goal and 7 assists). Matthew Cameron (6 goals and 1 assist) and Andrew Husted (2 goals and 5 assists) each have seven points against the Rebels this year. Cameron has scored the most goals against them with six. The Titans are 6 for 46 (13%) on the powerplay against Philadelphia. Goaltenders Matt Ladd and Brandon Perrone have a combined 2.54 goals against average and a .911 save percentage with no shutouts.
Patrick (4 goals and 5 assists) and Brandon Stanley (6 goals and 3 assists) have the most points against the Titans with nine. Stanley also has scored the most goals against them with six. Adam Peck has eight points (4 goals and 4 assists) against New Jersey. The Rebels are 11 for 43 (26%) on the powerplay. Netminders Eli Billing and Ryan Keane have a combined 2.31 goals against average and .917 save percentage with two shutouts (both Billing).
New Jersey Titans Overview
The Titans enter this weekend’s series with a 23-17-3-2 record with 51 points. They currently reside in second place, eighteen points behind division leading Philadelphia. The Titans have won three of their last five games, and they are coming off of a 4 – 0 home loss to the Rebels. Nick Boyagian leads the team in total points with thirty-five (17 goals and 18 assists). He is followed by Hunter Alden’s thirty-four points (8 goals and 26 assists). Ryan Naumovski (12 goals and 18 assists), Tate Singleton (12 goals and 18 assists) and Antonucci (7 goals and 23 assists) each have thirty points. Boyagian and Cameron lead the team in goals with seventeen apiece. Naumovski has the most game winning goals with four. Cam Kuhl leads the team in penalty minutes with 117. Spencer Stanley has the best +/- ratio with a league high +36.
New Jersey has scored 153 goals (fifth best in the NAHL) in forty-five games. They also have allowed 132 (ninth best in the league). The Titans are eleventh in the league on the powerplay (20.3%) while they are twentieth in the league on the penalty kill with at 72.9%.
New Jersey’s netminders have a combined 2.61 goals against average and a .921 save percentage with one shutout (Perrone).
The Rebels enter this weekend with a 33-11-3 record for 69 points. They are in first place in the division, and they are eighteen points ahead of the second place Titans. They also are thirteen points away from clinching their third straight regular season East Division championship. The Rebels are 4 – 1 in their last five games, and they are coming off of a 4 – 0 road win against the Titans.
Luke Radetic leads the Rebels in total points with forty-two (22 goals and 20 assists). He is followed by Aaron Maguyon’s forty points (18 goals and 22 assists). Patrick (17 goals and 18 assists) has thirty-five points while Jensen Zerban has thirty-two points (16 goals and 16 assists). Radetic leads the team in goals with twenty-two. Peck has four game winning goals. Olson has the most penalty minutes on the team with 115. Carson Moniz has the team’s best +/- with a +16.
Philadelphia has scored 163 goals in forty-seven games (second most in the league), and they have allowed 102 (tied for fourth best in the league). The Rebels lead the league on the powerplay having converted on 30.3% of their chances, and they are ranked fourth in the league on the penalty kill having prevented the opposition from scoring 85.6% of the time.
Billing and Keane have a combined 2.11 goals against average and a .917 save percentage with four shutouts (Billing has three).