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Weekend Preview in OCN

After a 4-0 loss to the Dauphin Kings, the Titans ended their home stand at a very respectable 2-1-1. Following the four games at home will now be three on the road starting with a pair of games in OCN against the Blizzard.

First year Defenceman Camden Smith has enjoyed a rewarding first year in Neepawa. Camden is just one of four Neepawa Titans players to play in every game this season. In those 45 games, Camden has been able to achieve 8 goals and 11 assists.

“The MJHL is a  good league that has a top player on every team. I think I have done well, I just try to do whatever I can to contribute to the team.” Says Smith

With a 7-10-2-2 record so far this season, life on the road hasn’t been particularly successful for the Titans. Evening that record out over the next three games can go a long way in a tight Western division playoff race. It won’t be an easy task though, says Smith. 

OCN plays a physical style of play. We have to match it early as a team and finish our checks when we can. We also have to capitalize on our chances.”

After two Titan wins just last weekend, the Titans and Blizzard are very familiar with each other. Both games were highly contested and some bad blood arose throughout. In the two games there were 3 fights and a total of 146 penalty minutes.

When asked if he felt this would carry over, Camden had this to say, 

“I think the rough play will carry over to this weekend because that is the style they like to play. For adjustments I think they will adjust their penalty kill and their neutral zone.”

Both games this weekend in OCN will be on HockeyTv at 7:00pm.

Neepawa;

Goals: Lapointe (21)

Assists: Wilton (31)

Points: Wilton (44)

OCN;

Goals: Sardelli (25)

Assists: Sardelli/Macdonald (20)

Points: Sardelli (45)

The Titans will be back on home ice on March 4th. 

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