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Titans keep late-season surge going, beat Royals

Kory Nagy and Shane Harper each collected a pair of goals, Scott Wedgewood made 25 saves and the Trenton Titans dodged a key two-man disadvantage in the third period en route to a 6-4 win over the Reading Royals on Thursday night — the 15th and final meeting between the clubs. Mike Ullrich and Jesse Todd also scored, while Blake Kessel chipped in three assists for the Titans (31-31-8), who continued their late-season success with their fourth straight win and fifth in their last seven. Kirk MacDonald returned from the reserve list to open the scoring just 15 seconds in, …

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Reading Redux: Gill once again named top goalie in ECHL

Riley Gill is on quite a streak backstopping the Reading Royals — the top overall seed in the Eastern Conference. Following in the footsteps and crease markings of Philipp Grubauer, all he’s done is post a 10-2-0 record with three shutouts, a 1.18 goals-against average and save percentage of .955 in 12 games with the Atlantic Division champions this season. Part of his success is his stinginess: allowing two goals or less in 11 of his 12 appearances. So, it’s no surprise that for the second consecutive week, Gill was selected as the top goaltender in the ECHL. The 28-year-old …

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Future Flyers Report: Kyle Flanagan earns tryout, Shane Harper has big weekend, prospects in NCAA tournament, updates on OHL/WHL playoffs

Earlier this week the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization signed Kyle Flanagan, a forward that recently completed his senior year at St. Lawrence University, to a one-year entry-level contract. The 24-year-old, who finished second on St. Lawrence’s squad with 47 points in 35 games and was named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, will join the Adirondack Phantoms on an amateur tryout contract for the remainder of the 2012-2013 regular season. In his first two games with Adirondack Flanagan had two helpers. In the ECHL, forward Shane Harper had a weekend to remember, as he helped the Trenton Titans go 3-0-0 while …

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Harper, Cepis help Titans dominate Nailers for second straight day

It was fan appreciation night at the Sun National Bank Center last night and the Trenton Titans showed their appreciation by putting a 7-2 shellacking on the Wheeling Nailers. Shane Harper recorded his second hat trick in as many days on his way to a five-point game, as Jacob Cepis posted four assists in a six-point performance for the Titans’ second blowout win in a 48-hour span over the Nailers. Blake Kessel also had a big night for the hosts, as he had a trio of assists. “They’re going in for me right now,” Harper said after the win. “I feel …

Titans whip Nailers behind Harper, Cepis

Shane Harper picked up a pair of goals in the game’s first six minutes en route to his first career hat trick, while Jacob Cepis finished with a goal and two assists as the Trenton Titans made short work of the Wheeling Nailers, 5-2, on Friday night. “I’ve played a few strong games while I was here. I wasn’t getting the bounces but today I guess they were going in. Things just went right,” Harper admitted. “I had one job; to play as hard as I could, and put points on the board and get my confidence up. It’s my …