The second game of a best of three playoff round was played last night in Calgary. Unfortunately, the result was not what we wanted as the game ended in a 3-1 loss to the first place Lethbridge Eagles and they swept the series in two straight games bringing the Titans season to an end in the process. However, while the result of the game was disappointing it was not for a lack of trying and the game was very close. The first period saw the Eagles go out to an early 2-0 lead. We scored late in the first to make the score 2-1. The Eagles scored a third goal in the second period to make the score 3-1. While the third period was a hard fought defensive affair during which the Titan’s had two, man advantage opportunities that we could not capitalize on. There were several near scoring chances but the old scoring nemesis struck again. In any event, the fans were treated to a very entertaining game, and the players have nothing to hang their heads about as they left it all on the ice. While the players were disappointed that they didn’t win a game and the season is now over, their hard work ethic and determination is a good reminder to us all of what it takes to set a lofty goal and to fight for it, especially in the face of adversity and defeat when many would simply give up, and it is what made the coaching and management staff very proud of them, regardless of the end result!!! IT WILL ONLY MAKE US STRONGER FOR NEXT YEAR!! GO TITANS!!
The first round of the playoffs is a best of three game series. The first playoff game was played in Lethbridge on Friday night at the Nicholas Sheran Arena against the powerhouse Lethbridge Eagles. The Eagles ended up in first place in the Southern Division and represented a formidable opponent for the Titans. While the end result was a 4-0 loss the play, especially in the first period was much closer than the score would indicate. The score was 0-0 after the first period, 2-0 after the second and finally 4-0 at the end of the game. Our players played hard to the end but, the old nemesis of lack of scoring punch came back to haunt the team although there were many chances as has been the case in many games this year. Next game up is on March 1, 2014 in Calgary. GO TITANS!
The Titans are involved in a 2 game, total point play down against the Medicine Hat Hounds to determine the fourth and final playoff spot. First game is to be played in Calgary at the Triwood Community Arena at 6:45pm on Saturday, February 22, 2014. The second game is to be played in Medicine Hat on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:15pm at the Kinplex 1 arena in Medicine Hat. The Titans will be providing a bus for the trip down to Medicine Hat. There will be room for friends and parents on the bus for a charge of $20.00 for the round trip. Bus will be leaving the Max Bell arena east parking lot at 9:00am sharp on Sunday, February 23.