JOHNSTOWN, PA – The Johnstown Tomahawks took advantage of three third period goals in a 4-1 victory over the Springfield Jr. Blues on Sunday afternoon at the Cambria County War Memorial. The win gives the Tomahawks three of four points on the weekend and a seven point cushion over the Jr. Blues for the final North Division playoff spot.
After getting an early four-minute power play five seconds into the game, Johnstown (23-21-8) struck first, as Luke Lynch scored on a shot between the face-off circles at 1:32. Joe Drabin and Nick LeSage each added assists on the 12th goal of the season for Lynch.
Just over a minute later, Springfield (21-28-5) capitalized on a Tomahawks turnover, as Matt Long took the puck and fired a shot into the top right corner at 2:38.
Drabin regained the lead for the Tomahawks 5:16 into the second period, taking a pass between defenders and scoring as he slid past Springfield goaltender Dryden McKay. LeSage also earned an assist on the goal.
Just 43 seconds later, Alex Jaeckle extended the lead to 3-1, taking a cross-ice pass from LeSage that led to a power-play goal past the right side of McKay. Lynch also added an assist with the man advantage.
Robbins made it a 4-1 game at 12:57, as his shot from the top of the circles skipped past the leg of McKay. Steve Quagliata and Alex Alger picked up the assist on the Robbins goal.
Ryan Bednard picked up his 16th win of the season with a 23 save performance. McKay suffered his 16th loss of the season, allowing four goals on 30 shots.
The Tomahawks welcome Michigan to the War Memorial this Friday and Saturday. Face-off for both games is set for 7 p.m. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.johnstowntomahawks.com or call 814-536-4625.