Game Preview: Johnstown @ Port Huron 4/4/2014

Johnstown at Port Huron
Game Two, Division Semi-Finals
Friday April 4th
7 p.m. EST

Last Night
            The Johnstown Tomahawks came back from an early two-goal deficit, but Jon Hall scored a third period goal to give the Port Huron Fighting Falcons the 3-2 win in game one of the North Division semi-finals on Thursday night at McMorran Arena. The Fighting Falcons struck first, as Bryce VanHorn scored 1:39 into the first period. Logan Lambdin earned an assist on the goal. VanHorn netted his second goal of the game with the man advantage at 6:34. Zach Badalamenti and Jonathan Kopacka were credited with assists on the goal.
            Later in the first period, Tanner Barnes got the Tomahawks on the board, scoring on a backhand shot between the circles at 16:35. Just 22 seconds later, Jordan Watt tied the game, firing a shot from above the left circle and past Max Milosek. Joe Drabin and Brandon Reinholz assisted on the Watt goal.
            The score remained tied at two, until Hall scored the game-winning goal at 4:13. Nick Horne and Elliot Tisdale picked up assists on the goal. Milosek earned the win, stopping 19 of 21 shots. Brett Young took the loss, allowing 32 goals on 35 shots. The Tomahawks went 0-for-2 on the power play, while going 3-for-4 on the penalty kill.

Division Update
In the other North division playoff matchup, the second place Michigan Warriors begin their series against the third place Janesville Jets tonight in Flint, Mich. The Jets claimed the season series, taking six of the eight meetings this season. The winner will advance to take on the Johnstown/Port Huron winner in the North division final.

Key Stats

  • Jordan Watt has three goals in his last five games.
  • Tanner Barnes has points in his last three games.
  • Port Huron’s Bryce VanHorn has a four-game point scoring streak. VanHorn has five points(3G-2A) in those four games.
  • Max Milosek has a five-game winning streak.