Watt, Bednard Sweep North Division Weekly Awards

        The Johnstown Tomahawks are proud to announce that Jordan Watt has been named the NAHL North Division Star of the Week for his performance in the weekend sweep against the Michigan Warriors. Fellow forward Shane Bednard was named the division’s second star, marking the first time this season that the Tomahawks have swept both awards.

        Watt scored four goals this past weekend, including a hat trick in Saturday night’s 6-4 victory over the Warriors at the War Memorial. Watt was also a +4 on the weekend, as the Tomahawks moved back towards the second spot in thedivision. In 45 games this season, Watt has scored 25 points (14G-11A), including eight points (5G-3A) in his last ten games. He leads the team with six power-play goals and he is tied for second with five power-play assists. Watt has been named an honorable mention for the Star of the Week award three times this season.

        “It was great to see Jordan break out and contribute as much as he did to our 2 victories over the weekend. He had been creating offensive chances and working very hard but just couldn’t quite get rewarded. The timing for his production couldn’t have been any better given the magnitude of the games. This is Jordan's last year of junior hockey and hopefully this type of weekend catapults him in to a big finish down the stretch that pushes the team into a special playoff run,” said Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia.

        Bednard also had a pair of successful games last weekend, scoring five points (2G-3A), including three on Saturday night. Bednard has eight points in his last five games, and continues to lead the team with 18 goals and 40 points. Bednard has been named North Division Star of the Week once, and has been an honorable mention for the award five times this season.

        “What more can I say about Shane Bednard. He continues to lift his offensive game to new heights and be there for our team in the clutch. What I admired most about his play this weekend was that coming out of a weekend where he just committed to play Division 1 hockey, he brought his game up another notch in helping our team to two crucial wins.  The sign of a great player and leader is that he is never satisfied and Shane proved that with his performance over the weekend,” said Letizia.

        The Tomahawks welcome the Wenatchee Wild to the War Memorial this Friday and Saturday. Friday night features a “Red Out”, while Guns & Hoses Night presented by L&M Excavating will be held Saturday night. For more information, visit www.johnstowntomahawks.com, call 814-536-4625, or stop by the team office inside the War Memorial.