PHILADELPHIA – The Johnstown Tomahawks split a series with the Philadelphia Rebels after dropping a 6-1 decision Monday evening at the Class of 1923 Arena.
Johnstown set the tone early with a goal from defenseman Carter Dwyer 29 seconds into the first period. Ben Schmidling and Cade Groton assisted on Dwyer’s first of the season.
From there, the Rebels would take control.
Philadelphia tied the game at 7:45 of the first period when Aaron Maguyon found the back of the net behind Tomahawks goalie Jack Leavy.
Jonathan Bendorf increased the Philadelphia lead to 2-1 at 12:32 of the period.
Then, the Rebels made the score 3-1 two minutes later with a marker from Diarmad Dimurro.
Philadelphia did not wait to increase the Tomahawks deficit as 1:08 into the second period, Maguyon would score his second of the game for a 4-1 Rebels lead.
Maguyon completed the hat trick eight minutes into the second period to give the Rebels a 5-1 lead.
Philadelphia added another goal with Maguyon’s fourth of the game in the third period to move the score to 6-1.
The Tomahawks next home game will be November 3, 2017 vs the New Jersey Titans. The home game is Movember Boys Night Out: Men’s Health Awareness Night. Fans entering the arena will receive two ping pong balls to throw on the ice upon the Hawks scoring their first goal. Saturday, Nov. 4, the Tomahawks will hand out Camo Hats to the first 500 fans presented by Somerset Hospital. Additionally, the game is designated as Somerset County Night. The Tomahawks warp up the series with the Titans on Sunday, Nov. 5 with Undies Sunday presented by Com Pros. Fans are invited to bring packages of new, unopened underwear to toss onto the ice after the Tomahawks first goal. Proceeds benefit Birthright of Cambria County.
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