Don’t Call it a Comeback – Hawks Win 5-4

LEWISTON, Maine. – The Johnstown Tomahawks hit the ice in front of just over 1,300 fans attending the inaugural home opener of the Maine Nordiques. While Johnstown got on the board first, the Nordiques would go on to score 4 unanswered goals through the 1st and 2nd period.

Going into the third period with a 4-1 deficit, the Tomahawks dug deep to score 4 of their own unanswered goals to fend off the Nordiques. Goaltender Blaine Moore picked up his first start and win of the young season.

Max Kouznetsov, who scored 2 goals in the contest, has the distinction of scoring the first NAHL regulation goal at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, home of the Nordiques.

Scoring Breakdown

1st Period Recap:

  • 8:25 Johnstown gets on the board first with a goal by Max Kouznetsov, assisted by Sean Bauchens.
  • 9:38 Maine answers with a goal by Alex Rivet, assisted by Kylar Fenton and Emmanuel Sanchez.
  • 19:15 Main pulls ahead with the goal by Trent Grimshaw, assisted by Noah Kane.
2nd Period Recap:

  • 12:54 Maine goal scored by Isaiah Fox, assisted by Filip Lofdahl.
  • 13:19 Maine pulls ahead 4-1 with an unassisted goal by Stefan Owens.

Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (29) | Maine (23)
3rd Period Recap:

  • 2:18 Johnstown goal scored by Tristan Poissant, assisted by Quinn Warmuth.
  • 6:57 Johnstown goal scored by Max Kouznetsov, his second of the game, again assisted by Sean Bauchens.
  • 7:39 Johnstown ties the game 4-4 with an unassisted goal by Carson Gallagher.
  • 18:09 Johnstown game winning goal scored by Carson Gallagher, his second of the game, assisted by Max Kouznetsov on the power play.

Final Shots on Goal count: Johnstown (43) | Maine (32)
Three Stars of the Game:

  • 1st Star : Max Kouznetsov, Johnstown
  • 2nd Star : Carson Gallagher, Johnstown
  • 3rd Star : Alex Rivet, Maine

Looking Ahead

The Tomahawks will face off against the Maine Nordiques again on Saturday, October 5th, and hit the road for series against Maryland and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton over the next two weeks. Johnstown will return home later in October to take on the Northeast Generals on October 25th, 26th, and 27th.

Three promotions are on deck with the next Tomahawks home stand. On Friday, October 25th, fans can take home a commemorative bobblehead of Johnstown Jets Legend Reg Kent! October 26th will be Trick or Treat Night at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA, and October 27 is the annual Sundies Undies Toss.

Tickets are available in-person at the 1st Summit Arena Box Office and online at