PITTSTON, Pa. – The Johnstown Tomahawks battled back from two deficits but fell in overtime to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights 4-3 at Revolution Ice Centre.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton netted the game’s first goal early in the first period when Reed Robinson pounced on a rebound for his sixth of the season.
In the second period, the Tomahawks battled back and tied the game at 1-1 when Joey Kile’s wrist shot found its wat behind Knights goalie Christian Stoever. For Kile the goal represented his seventh on the season and was unassisted.
Johnstown gained a 2-1 lead two minutes later when Hunter Carrick’s shot beat Stoever on the glove side. Carrick’s second of the season was assisted by Chris Trouba.
The Knights tied the game at the 17:11 mark of the second period with Justin Engelkes goal on the power play.
Robinson put the Knights in front early in the third period with his second of the game at 2:45. Matt Kidney and Michael Morrissey assisted on the goal.
The Tomahawks would once again battle back and tied the game when Sammy Solensky finished a breakaway opportunity for his third of the season.
Neither team could break the tie in regulation, so overtime was needed.
The Knights won the game with an overtime goal from Tom Farrell 1:15 into the extra frame to set the final at 4-3.
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. It’s also Friday Family Four Pack Night – 4 for $44 (4 hot dogs/ 4 drinks/ 4 tickets/ 1 popcorn. Available online at JohnstownTomahawks.com