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Weekend Preview: Johnstown vs. New Jersey

                The Tomahawks close out their 11-game homestand, as they welcome the New Jersey Titans to the Cambria County War Memorial for a three-game series. The Tomahawks enter the weekend tied with the Aston Rebels for second place in the East Division, five points behind the first place Titans.

                This weekend is the final time the Titans will make to the War Memorial during the regular season, as the final five meetings in the series will be played in New Jersey. The Titans hold a 6-2 advantage in the season series, including a 4-1 record at the War Memorial.

                Alex Alger leads the Tomahawks with seven assists against the Titans. Andrew Romano also has six points (two goals, four assists) in eight games against New Jersey.

                Forward Anthony Cusanelli has eight points (three goals, five assists) against Johnstown, while Raymond Brice and Keegan Miller each have five goals in the series. Goaltender Jack Berry is 4-2-0 with a 2.79 GAA and a .898 save percentage.

                Following this weekend’s games, the Tomahawks next home games will take place Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 against the Kenai River Brown Bears.

Promotions

                On Saturday night, the Tomahawks welcome former NHL star and NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick back to the War Memorial. Roenick will drop the puck and sign autographs during the game. Sunday afternoon’s game features the return of Undies Sunday. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unopened packages of underwear to toss onto the ice after the Tomahawks first goal. The underwear will be donated to the Women’s Help Center.

After Sunday’s game, fans are invited onto the ice for a post-game skate, presented by OneMain Financial. Fans who wish to participate must bring their own skates.

Stats and Notes

  • Johnstown leads the division with 94 goals scored. New Jersey ranks second with 85 goals scored.

 

  • New Jersey is 3-1 in overtime/shootout games this season.

 

  • Tomahawks forward Luke Lynch was named runner-up for the NAHL Forward of the Month Award for his seven goals and eight assists in November.

 

  • Johnstown is 9-2-2 when scoring first this season, including both of their wins last weekend against Aston.