Game Preview: Johnstown @ Port Huron 2/1/2014

Johnstown at Port Huron
Saturday February 1st
7 p.m. EST

Last Night
    The Johnstown Tomahawks picked up a crucial point on Friday night, but were unable to get the
second, falling to the Port Huron Fighting Falcons 3-2 in overtime at McMorran AreA.

    After a scoreless first period, the Fighting Falcons got on the board first, as Jon Hall scored on a shot from

just inside the blue line at 3:07. At 6:39, Zach Wallace tied the game with a shorthanded breakaway goal
after Brandon Reinholz stole the puck at the other end of the ice. The goal was Wallace’s first since scoring
against the Fighting Falcons at the War Memorial on Nov. 22.

    Reinholz gave the Tomahawks a 2-1 lead late in the second, scoring a goal in the slot with five seconds left
in the period. Mitch Hall and Jordan Watt each added assists on the goal. The Tomahawks held the lead, until
Bryan Yim took a pass from Alex Archibald and scored a power-play goal from the right side of Brett
Young with 1:53 remaining in the third period.

    In overtime, Horne scored the game-winning goal for the Fighting Falcons on a shot between the circles

with 1:03 remaining in overtime. The loss is the first time the Tomahawks have lost in overtime this season
in only their second game that ended in overtime.

    Max Milosek earned the win, stopping 25 of 27 shots. Brett Young took the loss, allowing three goals on
36 shots in his first game since Nov. 2 against the Fighting Falcons. Johnstown went 0-for-3 on the power
play, while going 4-for-5 on the penalty kill.

    The Tomahawks have next weekend off, before welcoming the Michigan Warriors to the War Memorial

Feb. 14 and 15.
Division Recap
    Last night, Janesville defeated Coulee Region 4-1 with a pair of second and third period goals.
Springfield defeated the Minnesota Magicians 4-1, after jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the game. The
Tomahawks are now tied for third place in the division with the Soo Eagles, who travel to second place
Michigan tonight. The Warriors lead the Tomahawks and Eagles by one point.
 

Key Stats

  • The Tomahawks are tied for fifth in the league with five shorthanded goals this season.
  • Mitch Hall is tied for fourth in the league with 26 assists
  • Brandon Reinholz has matched his point total from last season (53 games) in the first 44 games this season. Reinholz leads the team in goals and is second in points.