Johnstown, Pa. – Johnstown Tomahawks goaltender Ryan Bednard stopped 19 of 21 shots, earning the victory as Team Grier defeated Team Olczyk 6-3 in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Thursday night in Buffalo.
Bednard replaced starting goaltender Luke Opilka halfway through the second period with the game tied at one. His team took a 3-1 lead thanks to goals by Jeremy Bracco and Karch Bachman at 13:10 and 14:27. Team Olczyk cut the deficit to one, as Tom Novak scored at 16:44.
Team Grier extended the lead to 6-2 in the third period, thanks to goals from Jack Eichel, Bracco, and Connor Moynihan. Team Olczyk added one more goal to set the final score with 52 seconds remaining in the third period.
The Tomahawks travel to Flint, Mich. to take on the Michigan Warriors this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.The Tomahawks home opener and third annual HawkeyFest presented by Sheetz are scheduled for Saturday October 25th.
Tomahawks single-game and season tickets for the 2014-2015 season are now available. For more information, visit www.johnstowntomahawks.com, call 814-536-4625, or stop by the Tomahawks office inside the Cambria County War Memorial Arena.