JOHNSTOWN – Five goals in the first period catapulted the Johnstown Tomahawks to an 8-2 victory over the Maryland Black Bears Friday night.
1st Period Recap
The Tomahawks’ offense exploded in the first period, accounting for five goals, the most scoring in one period this season.
Cameron Hebert tallied the game’s first goal on the power play, his 20th of the season. HIs goal was assisted by Sam Solensky and Hunter Toale.
Just 31 seconds later, Joey Kile ripped a shot from the right circle past David Tomeo for his sixth of the season. Carson Brière and Solensky registered the helpers.
Maryland cut the Johnstown lead to 2-1 with a power play marker from Bobby Batten.
However, the Johnstown power play clicked once again as Brière fired home his 21st power play goal of the season and 29th of the year.
The Tomahawks increased their lead to 4-1, with a power play goal from Chris Trouba, his third of the season. Alex Wilkins and Bennett Stockdale assisted on the goal.
Pavel Kharin gave the Tomahawks a 5-1 lead with his goal with 32 seconds left in the period.
Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (13) | Maryland (6)
2nd Period Recap
The Tomahawks picked up where they left off in the first period with a goal from Roman Kraemer just 1:07 in the middle frame.
Sam Solensky increased the score to 7-1 with his 23rd of the season just over one minute later.
The Tomahawks made the score 8-1 after a Black Bears turnover led Oliver Benwell in on a partial breakaway. He converted for his 19th of the season.
Maryland chipped the Johnstown 8-1 lead to 8-2 with a goal from Jonathan Young
Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (26) | Maryland (13)
3rd Period Recap:
Johnstown played a great defensive game in the third period, ensuring the final score of 8-2.
Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown (34) | Maryland (24)
Johnstown is back on home Saturday night with Princesses, Sheroes and Superheroes Night presented by JAHA. Then on Sunday, the Tomahawks conclude their series with Maryland with Undies Sunday at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10.