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Tomahawks Fall To Jr. Blues 3-1 in Weekend Finale

 

            The Johnstown Tomahawks fell 3-1 in the weekend finale against the Springfield Jr. Blues on Sunday in Springfield, Ill.

            Grant Meyer got the Jr. Blues on the board first, as Grant Meyer deflected the Lester Lancaster shot past Johnstown goaltender Andy Lee at 9:02 of the first period.

            Casey Linkenheld tied the game early in the second period, scoring on a shot from above the right face-off circle at 1:09. Steve Quagliata earned the assist on the power-play goal.

            The score remained the same until the third period, when Joshua Lammon took advantage of a 2-on-1 opportunity to score a shorthanded goal with 6:51 remaining in regulation. Brady Tomlak set the final score with an empty-net goal as time expired.

            Dryden McKay stopped 21 of 22 shots in the win, while Andy Lee took the loss in his first start, stopping 23 of 25 shots. Johnstown went 1-for-5 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

            The Tomahawks return to the War Memorial to take on Keystone next Friday at 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to bring stuffed animals to toss onto the ice after the Tomahawks first goal. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.johnstowntomahawks.com or call 814-536-4625.