ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The Johnstown Tomahawks dropped a 5-1 decision to the Northeast Generals Thursday afternoon at the New England Sports Village.
The first period saw both teams skate to a scoreless tie while Tomahawks goalie Jack Faulkner and Northeast netminder Marko Sturma made key saves.
The Generals scored the game’s first marker 1:15 into the middle frame with a Matthew Wiesner goal assisted by Patrick Harrington and Hunter Canestra.
Johnstown responded eight minutes later when Joe Kile fired home a shot on the power play to tie the game at 1-1. Michael McCosh assisted on the marker.
Northeast took the game over from that point as Wiesner added his second of the afternoon at 11:57 of the second period.
Generals defenseman Colin McCabe scored at 14:29 of the second frame to move the score to 3-1 heading into the second intermission.
Forward Anthony Quatieri scored for Northeast just 34 seconds into the third period to set the score at 4-1. His goal was assisted by Louis Boudon.
The Generals added another goal midway through the third period with a Joe Mancuso goal.
Both teams are back in action Friday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. to continue the series. Johnstown opens the 2017-18 home portion of their schedule on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial. October 14 is Hawktoberfest Opening Night presented by 1st Summit Bank, which begins at 5 p.m. Individual tickets are now available by calling 1-800-745-3000 or visiting the 1st Summit Arena box office.