Titan captain says veterans need to step up and lead by example following loss to Halifax

It was a game the Acadie-Bathurst Titan would likely sooner forget.

On Thursday the Halifax Mooseheads downed the Titan 8 - 2.

Liam Murphy broke the Moosehead's shut-out with an unassisted goal in the first period, then followed up with another goal in the second period assisted by Evan MacKinnon.

Murphy was named Second Star of the Game.

Titan captain Noah Dobson meanwhile, says the game got off to a good start but quickly went downhill.

Dobson says the Titan didn't control the puck as well as they should have, allowed too many turnovers, and as a result, the Mooseheads capitalized on the opportunity.

He says having a really new team isn't an excuse for the Titan's performance so far this season, but adds the guys are starting to get used to the league. 

As a team, Dobson says, the Titan should be doing much better than they have been and that they need to work more on defense while allowing fewer shots.

Dobson says older players and veterans know what it takes to win and that they need to step up and lead the way for the team's younger players by setting the tone, playing better, and working harder.

The Titan are back in action on Saturday in Moncton against the Wildcats.