Season in Review:
Tomahawks Inaugural Season Stats
Today we take a look back at the Tomahawks historic inaugural season in the North American Hockey League and city of Johnstown from a statistical perspective. While we had a lot to celebrate on game nights and out in the community with our various charitable theme nights and events, we would like to highlight the players talents on the ice.
Tomahawks By the Numbers
Attendance: Johnstown is a hockey town, and the fans here proved it once again by welcoming the Hawks with enthusiasm. The Tomahawks finished 5th in the NAHL in total and average attendance. That’s an impressive stat for a first-year team in a market that has never seen NAHL action. Thank you for your support!
Season Record: The Hawks finished the regular season in fifth place in the 8-team North Division, earning a spot in the 2013 Robertson Cup Playoffs in their first season. The team went 27-21-12 overall with a road record of 14-10-6 and a home record of 13-11-6.
Goals: The Hawks had the 3rd most goals in their division with 179.
Penalties: Lead the North Division in penalty minutes with 1343 and tied for third in the league.
Power Play: At the conclusion of the regular season, the Tomahawks were in second place for the most power-play goals in the entire league with 56. The team also created the most man-advantage opportunities in the league with 305. They boasted the third-best power-play percentage in the league with 18.4%.
Best Road Record: Between Nov. 23 and Dec. 8, the Tomahawks won five of six road games, going 5-1-0.
Longest Win Streak: The Tomahawks won five straight both at home and on the road from Nov. 9 to Nov. 30.
Most Goals In a Game: The Tomahawks scored 6 goals in four different games.
Individual Player Numbers
Defensive Scoring Leader: Casey Nelson was among the league’s Top Ten Defensive Scoring Leaders. At number 9, Nelson finished the season with 32 points (10-22-32). He tied with several other defensemen for sixth in goals. He led all defensemen in the league in shots with 189.
Team Point Leader: Cody Gylling (45)
Team Goal Leader: Mitch Kontny (21)
Team Assists Leader: Cody Gylling (29)
Most PIMs: Jake Fairchild (210)
Goalies: Chris Truehl went 17-11-6 this season while Colin Brennan went 7-8-5.
Games Played: Mitch Kontny appeared in 59 games, more than any other player. He only missed one game of the team’s 60-game season.