Team Red wins as Tomahawks announce pre-season roster

Team Red bested Team Blue 6-3 in the third annual Johnstown Tomahawks Red & Blue game, but the cheers from the more than 300 fans who packed Planet Ice to capacity July 27 weren’t just for the winners.  They were for each of the 42 players who put forth an outstanding, highly entertaining effort in hopes of surviving the next round of roster cuts.

“I want to thank our fans for their great support today, and I want to thank the players – all 80 of them who have been working so hard since Thursday night,” coach Mike Letizia said.  “We’ve seen some great effort, and we have had to make some difficult decisions.  We’ll have more difficult decisions ahead in the coming weeks.”

After meeting with each of the players individually following the game, Letizia and general manager Rick Boyd announced the roster of players who would continue with the Tomahawks moving forward this season.  Players will report back to Johnstown in mid-August to begin the next round of team activities.

 

Johnstown Tomahawks Pre-Season Roster (Ordered by Position, Age)

 
             

NAME

POSITION

HT

WT

DOB

HOME

How Acquired

Cuckovich, Shane

D

6-1

200

4/8/1994

Rochester Hills, MI

Returning Player

Osko, Ivan

D

5-11

191

5/3/1994

Slovakia

Try-Out

Bender, Brady

D

5-10

180

7/19/1994

Steamboat Springs, CO

Returning Player

Jaeckle, Alex

D

6-2

190

11/29/1994

St. Clair Shores, MI

Returning Player

Menslage, Dakoda

D

6-4

210

1/30/1995

Orleans, MA

Returning Player

Hudson, Logan

D

6-1

207

5/5/1995

Mattawan, MI

Returning Player

Quagliata, Steven

D

6-1

175

5/2/1996

Bartlett, IL

Tender

Houston, Jake

D

5-10

180

8/9/1996

Pittsburgh, PA

Tender

Bush, Trevor

D

6-1

188

4/18/1997

Guelph, ON

Try-Out

             

Barnes, Tanner

F

6-1

180

1/27/1994

Burnsville, MN

Returning Player

Montgomery, Collin

F

6-3

200

2/14/1994

Harleysville, PA

Try-Out

Geiger, Zach

F

5-9

195

3/13/1994

Golden, CO

Returning Player

Bleck, Cam

F

5-9

170

6/30/1994

Lake Forest, IL

Trade

Sanipass, Garrison

F

6-5

230

8/29/1994

Chicago, IL

Returning Player

Bowes, Josh

F

5-11

175

9/28/1994

Edmonton, AB

Returning Player

Recktenwald, Trevor

F

6-2

205

11/4/1994

Venetia, PA

Returning Player

Bochert, Ryan

F

5-8

170

2/22/1995

Thorton, CO

Tender

Eckenrod, Connor

F

5-10

175

3/30/1995

Ebensburg, PA

Try-Out

Carlson, Jon

F

5-11

178

7/14/1995

Cape Coral, FL

Try-Out

Romano, Andrew

F

5-8

165

7/18/1995

Drexel Hill, PA

Tender

Logan, Brendan

F

6-0

195

12/27/1995

Charlotte, NC

Try-Out

Svoboda, Daniel

F

5-10

175

2/14/1996

Czech Republic

Try-Out

Fouts, Dylan

F

6-2

175

2/16/1996

Mars, PA

Tender

Zech, Zach

F

5-9

180

4/9/1996

South Lyon, MI

Tender

Sorenson, Zander

F

5-6

160

4/18/1996

Portage, MI

Try-Out

Hall, Tommy

F

5-7

165

5/29/1996

St. Cloud, MN

Returning Player

Lynch, Luke

F

6-0

190

6/20/1996

Pittsburgh, PA

Tender

Bates, Peter

F

6-0

170

8/31/1996

Evanston, IL

Try-Out

Robbins, Zac

F

5-10

179

10/3/1996

Glenview, IL

Tender

Hunter, Dalton

F

6-2

195

9/26/1997

Greensburg, PA

Draft (1st Rd)

             

Young, Brett

G

6-4

190

4/1/1995

Livonia, MI

Returning Player

Bednard, Ryan

G

6-4

180

3/31/1997

Macomb, MI

Tender

Gwillim, Jake

G

6-2

208

10/22/1997

Swartz Creek, MI

Tender