The Johnstown Tomahawks hit the road to Pittston, Pennsylvania to finish a lengthy road trip in October, which saw them playing six games in between home stands. The East Division’s 3rd place Tomahawks faced off against the 2nd place Knights, looking to surpass them in the standings and gain ground on the division leading New Jersey Titans.
Coming into Friday’s contest, the Tomahawks were averaging 3 goals per game. Though they put up quite the effort with 40 shots on goal, they were only able to find the back of the net once, off the stick of Christian Gorscak. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was able to
Saturday’s contest would see a resurgence of the Tomahawks offense. Tristan Poissant, Chris Trouba, Spencer DenBeste, and Malik Alishlalov all beat WBS netminder Zach Stejskal en route to a 4-0 victory. Poissant, Trouba, Gorscak, DenBeste, and Alishlalov all had 2 points in the game. This was rookie defenseman Malik Alishlalov’s first career goal in the NAHL.
The Tomahawks defense put on quite the performance, limiting WBS to 22 shots on goal. Rookie goaltender Alex Tracy stopped every shot he faced on, earning his first career shutout victory. Tracy now accounts for 9 of the Tomahawks 16 points, with a record in net of 4-1-1.
With the split of the series, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights remain in 2nd place in the NAHL East Division, with the Johnstown Tomahawks in a very close 3rd, trailing by just one point.
The Tomahawks finally return home to close out October with a three game stand against the Northeast Generals.