Royals Have Late Comeback To Beat Titans

Saturday night in Trenton, the Titans and Reading Royals finished off their three game set as the Royals beat the Titans 3-2.

Stephen Schultz opened the scoring early for Trenton with two goals in the first in the first three minutes. Both of his goals were assisted by Kelly Zajac and Jacob Cepis.

Schultz gave luck credit for his goals.

“Right place, right time,” he said.

Late in the period, Reading’s Danick Paquette was assessed a boarding major for a hit, and he fought Jacob Drewiske. The Titans did not convert on the powerplay.

The game saw the Titans increase their successful streak of penalties killed versus Reading to 36 as they killed off all three Royals powerplays during the game.

Scott Wedgewood had a nice game for the Titans in goal stopping 37 of 40 shots, but the Titans fell as a late game surge by Reading proved to be too much as the Royals scored 3 goals in the third period.

Wedgewood hinted the Titans coughed up the lead because they sat back on it.

“We thought we won the game already a little bit,” the goalie said of the two goal lead, “we didn’t push as hard as we wanted to.”

Coach Vince Williams was much more blunt about the goals against.

“Two turnovers and a missed assignment,” he said.

The Titans finish December with a 7-4-3 record and head into 2013 with a 14-13-4 record. The Titans open up 2013 on the road with two games against Wheeling and one in Elmira. The Titans return home January 11 to face the South Carolina Stingrays.