Tomahawks sweep Kalamazoo with 4-1 win on Saturday night

Tomahawks sweep Kalamazoo with 4-1 win on Saturday night

Andrew McDonald provided a goal and an assist as the Tomahawks achieved the weekend sweep of the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings, beating them, 4-1, on Saturday night at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

Chris Truehl was strong in net, stopping 21 of 22 shots to pick up his tenth win of the season.

Both teams were effective on the penalty kill with Johnstown going 4-for-5 and Kalamazoo going five-for-six.

Johnstown (9-6-6) got on the board first after Jake Fairchild fired a shot past Kalamazoo goaltender Alex Ockicki for Fairchild’s first goal of the season at 11:09 of the first period. Andrew McDonald provided the lone assist on the goal, his third assist in the last two games.

McDonald made it 2-0 after he scored from above the right circle with 41 seconds remaining in the second period.

Just 49 seconds into the third period, Mitch Kontny’s power-play goal from the right side gave the Tomahawks a 3-0 lead. With the goal, Kontny extended his scoring streak to five games (3-3-6). Cody Nelson provided an assist to extend his point-scoring streak to five games (2-5-7).

Kalamazoo (11-8-1) got their lone goal of the game at 9:49 of the third period after Danny Hamburg received a pass from Robbie Payne and fired it past Truehl.

            Zach Wallace set the final score with his first goal of the season at 17:28 of the third period.

            With the win Johnstown jumped into fourth place in the North Division.

The Tomahawks travel to Jamestown Nov. 23 and 24 to take on the Hitmen before taking a west-coast trip for games against Wenatchee and Fresno. They return to the War Memorial Dec. 14 to take on Jamestown at 7 p.m.