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Titans on best run in nearly three years


Trenton is 5-0-1 in its last six games, its first stretch of six games with at least one point since Feb. 14-27, 2010. The Titans are 13-11-4 for 30 points, and have moved into second place in the Atlantic Division and tied for seventh in the Eastern Conference.

 

The Titans opened last week with a 5-4 win against Elmira on Wednesday. Trailing 4-3 midway through the third period, Trenton got goals from Phil DeSimone and Andy Bohmbach just 29 seconds apart in the closing minutes to rally for the win.

 

Trenton then headed on the road and picked up a pair of wins, starting with a 6-3 victory at Evansville on Friday. Bohmbach (1g-2a) and Blake Kessel (3a) led the way offensively with three points each, while six different Titans found the back of the net. Niko Hovinen won his second straight start, making 26 saves.

 

The Titans ended the week with a 5-2 win at Fort Wayne on Saturday. Jacob Drewiske scored a pair of goals and Marcel Noebels (1g-2a) added three points. Scott Wedgewood improved to 3-0-1 in his last four starts, making a career-high 39 saves.

 

Bohmbach leads the Titans with 13 goals and 28 points, while Noebels is third among all ECHL rookies with 16 assists and 26 points. The Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect has scored a point in six consecutive games, and has at least one point in 10 of his last 11 outings (8g-9a).

 

Trenton plays three games this week against Reading, the top team in the Eastern Conference. The Titans host the Royals on Thursday and Saturday while visiting the Royals on Friday.

 

Please note that due to Christmas, the ECHL Player and Goaltender of the Week awards will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 27.