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Tomahawks Look to Clinch Playoff Spot This Weekend

Tomahawks Look to Clinch Playoff Spot This Weekend

 

Johnstown, Pa. – This weekend the Johnstown Tomahawks will attempt to solidify their spot as a top six-seeded team in the North Division as they travel to Wings West Arena to face off against the Kalamazoo Jr. KWings for two games in the penultimate series of the regular season. The Tomahawks need only one point – earned through a victory or an overtime or shootout loss – in order to secure their place in the 2013 Robertson Cup Playoffs.

 

Based upon their finish in the NAHL regular-season standings, the third through sixthplace teams in the North Division only will compete in a “Playin Series” that will result in two teams advancing to the Division Semi-Finals along with the first and secondplace teams, who receive byes. The third-place team will face the sixth-place team, while the fourthplace team will face the fifthplace team, in a bestofthree “Playin Series” during the first week of April. Dates will be announced soon.

 

Currently the Sault Ste. Marie Eagles, Jamestown Ironmen, and Kalamazoo Jr. KWings have clinched the first, second, and third places, respectively, in the North Division. In addition to earning one point, the Tomahawks can also clinch a spot in the Play in Series if current seventhplace team Springfield loses one game in either regulation or overtime. Both Johnstown and Springfield have four games remaining in their regularseason schedules.

 

On Saturday, March 23, the Tomahawks will meet the Jr. KWings for the seventh time this season for a 2 p.m. EST puck drop. Johnstown carries a strong record against its division rival into the series, having never lost a game in regulation to Kalamazoo (4-0-2). The Tomahawks (24-20-12) enter the weekend with an 11-9-6 road record while the Jr. K-Wings (34-17-5) are 18-8-2 at home.

 

Kalamazoo has struggled lately, losing four of its last five games in regulation (1-4-0). The Tomahawks have gone 2-2-1 in their last five. Johnstown’s Mitch Kontny leads his team in points against the K-Wings with seven (5-2-7), and Jordan Watt and Casey Nelson have six points each.

 

2013-2014 Season Tickets are available now by calling (814-536-4625) or visiting the Tomahawks office. More information is available online at JohnstownTomahawks.com.