Game Day Preview: Johnstown @ Port Huron 12/14/2013

Port Huron vs. Johnstown

Saturday December 14th

7 p.m. EST



    Tonight, the Tomahawks conclude their weekend series against the Port Huron Fighting Falcons. The Tomahawks will look to cut the Fighting Falcon lead in the NAHL North division back down to four points.

Last Night

    The Johnstown Tomahawks fought back from a 4-1 deficit, but were unable to complete the comeback, falling to the Port Huron Fighting Falcons 5-3 on Friday night.

    Vito Aluia got the Fighting Falcons on the board first, scoring at 12:21 of the first period. Forest Donovan got the Tomahawks on the board with his second goal of the season at 8:32 of the second period. Trevor Recktenwald and Omar Mullan added assists on the goal

    Mitch Maloney gave Port Huron a 3-1 lead, scoring twice in a span of 1:21 in the second period. Matt Seidel made it 4-1 early in the third period.

    The Tomahawks got back within one, thanks to goals from Jordan Watt and Trevor Recktenwald at 4:04 and 16:54 of the third period. Mitch Hall and Alex Jaeckle added assists on the Watt goal and Cody Bentzel provided the assist on the Recktenwald goal. Nick Horne set the final score at 5-3 on an empty-net goal at 18:31.

    Max Milosek earned the win, stopping 23 of 26 shots. Alex Okicki took the loss, stopping 23 of 27 shots.

    Following tonight's game, the Tomahawks travel to Flint, Mich. to take on the Michigan Warriors next Friday & Saturday nights.

Division Recap

    The Michigan Warriors, who came into Friday night’s game tied with Johnstown for second place, fell to Soo 3-2. Mike Sabatini scored the game-winning goal 1:13 into the third period, breaking a 2-2 tie.

    In the other divisional game, the Janesville Jets defeated the Springfield Jr. Blues 2-1. After Springfield’s Max Kalter gave the Jr. Blues the lead 1:17 into the game, the Jets got within one, as Michael Louria at 15:54 of the second period. Nick Petrella scored the game-winner 1:31 into the third period.

Key Stats

· With his assist last night, Mitch Hall is tied for second in assists by a defenseman (22). His 19 assists are also second among defenseman.

· Shane Bednard and Jordan Wall each have four points against the Fighting Falcons this season.

· Port Huron’s Mitch Maloney has six points (4G-2A) in his last five games.