Game Preview December 1, 2013

Johnstown Tomahawks @ Wenatchee Wild

Sunday December 1, 2013

Town Toyota Center       Wenatchee, Wash.

Last Night

Last night, the Tomahawks held a 3-2 lead late in the third period, but the Wild scored with 39 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime and eventually a shootout. The Wild outscored the Tomahawks 3-1 to earn the extra point and the 4-3 victory.

                The Tomahawks struck first as Trevor Recktenwald scored on Gustaf Johansson at 11:51 of the first period. Recktenwald has three points (2G-1A) in three games against the Wild. The score would remain the same, until Trey Bradley tied the game 1:11 into the second period.

                Jordan Watt regained the lead for the Tomahawks scoring on a two-on-one pass from Joe Drabin at 4:42 of the second period. The goal was Watt’s first since scoring against Soo on Sept. 29.

                Parker Tuomie evened the score at two with a goal at 7:51 of the third period. Brandon Reinholz connected on his team-leading 12th goal of the season at 12:40, giving the Tomahawks a 3-2 lead.

                The score remained the same until Troy Loggins scored the game tying-goal with the extra attacker at 19:21. The game would go to overtime, and eventually a shootout. The Tomahawks would get a shootout goal from Omar Mullan, while Wentchee got goals from Bradley, Tuomie, and Loggins to set the final score at 4-3.

Johansson stopped 20 of 23 shots, along with three of four in the shootout. Alex Okicki took the loss stopping 46 of 49 shots, while giving up three shootout goals.

                The Tomahawks still hold the second spot in the North Division, seven points behind Port Huron and two points ahead of third-place Michigan.

                Following tonight’s game, the Tomahawks and Wild will meet again next Friday & Saturday in Wenatchee. Game time is set for 10:05 p.m. EST on both nights.

Key Stats

  • The Tomahawks lost their first game when leading after two periods last night. They had won their first seven of the season.
  • Brandon Reinholz and Jordan Watt each have five points in their last five games.
  • The Tomahawks are 3-1-0 in Sunday games this season.