By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Trenton – Trenton Titans forward Marcel Noebels was frustrated that his German junior national team lost 8-0 to the United States on Thursday morning.
Yet, the German forward would come up huge hours later in his hockey game to help his team in the States to victory. But the game had to go into overtime for Noebels to be happy in the end with the huge win.
The Titans were able to come from behind for a 2-1 win in overtime over the Reading Royals last night at the Sun National Bank Center. This was their first game at home since the holidays.
It was also their first overtime game since December 15th, which was also at home. However, the Titans were not as luck in that game, as they lost 5-4 in that game to the Elmira Jackals.
With the win, the Titans improved to 14-11-2-2 with 32 points. On the other hand, the Royals dropped to 21-7-1-1 with 44 points.
The huge win for the Titans also snapped the Royals eight game win streak, as they were a perfect 8-0 for the entire month coming into the game. In addition, the win also snapped the Royals five game win streak over the Titans, as they are not 5-3 vs the Titans this season.
Both teams are not done seeing each other, as they play two more games in the next two days. Later today, the Titans travel to Reading for a 7:05 pm game, before Reading traveling back to Trenton on Saturday.
There is a wintry mix expected on Saturday morning that is expected to last throughtout the day. But it is not expected to cancel or postpone the game, according to Titans spokesman Daryle Dobos.
In overtime, the Toenisvorst, Germany native, Noebels, was able to beat his country mate and Royals goalie Philipp Grubauer, who is from Rosenheim, Germany. Noebels was able to beat Grubauer just 26 seconds into overtime.
With his game-winning goal, Noebels now has a goal in 7 straight games. He also has a point in 11 of the 12 Titans games this month.
This was the Titans first victory in overtime on the season. On December 1st, they had a 7-6 shootout win over the aforementioned Jackals that day.
In the third period, the Titans were able to get on the board. They were close on several chances; however, the puck did not go their way.
Then, Titans defender Ryan Grimshaw shot the puck on the net with nearly 7 minutes left in the game. Grubauer was shielded and was not able to make the glove save, as the puck sailed over his glove hand into the back of the net to make the game a 1-1 tie.
In the second period, the Royals jumped out to a 1-0 lead when defenseman Adam Comrie scored their lone goal. The unassisted goale came nearly three minutes into the second period.
Both sides were scoreless in the first period.
Titans goalie Scott Wedgewood make 29 saves on 30 shots. He allowed the lone Royals goal in 60 minutes and 26 seconds.
His goalie counter part, Philip Grubauer also made 29 saves on 31 shots. He allowed both goals in the 60 minutes and 26 seconds.
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