The Johnstown Tomahawks got the goal they needed to send packs of underwear onto the ice on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, the Springfield Jr. Blues picked up four of their own to defeat the Tomahawks 4-1 on Undie Sunday at the Cambria County War Memorial. The Tomahawks finish the weekend 0-2-1, earning one point.
Grant Meyer got the Jr. Blues on the board, taking a pass from Kyle Meeh and connecting on a shot into the top right corner of the net at 11:33 of the first period.
The Jr. Blues made it 2-0 early in the second period, as Cameron Cooper deflected the puck past the right leg of Tomahawks goaltender Ryan Bednard. Brendan Jacques and Tyler Funk each earned an assist on Cooper’s fourth goal in his last five games.
Cam Bleck exposed a hole between the skate of goaltender Dryden McKay and the post, enabling him to chip the puck into the net at 13:42. Fans immediately began throwing packs of underwear onto the ice, which were collected to be donated to local charities.
Just over a minute later, Jared Goudreau regained a two-goal lead for the Jr. Blues, thanks to setup passes from Trevor Stone and Meyer. The Jr. Blues set the final score, as Joshua Lammon scored an unassisted goal from the right face-off circle at 8:57 of the third period.
McKay earned the win, stopping 32 of 33 shots. Bednard suffered the loss, stopping 26 of 30 shots. The Tomahawks went 0-for-3 on the power play and a perfect 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.
The Tomahawks welcome the Keystone Ice Miners to the War Memorial this Friday night at 7 p.m. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.johnstowntomahawks.com or call 814-536-GOAL.