Mitch Kontny was the first Captain of the Johnstown Tomahawks back in 2012-13, when the NAHL Alaska Avalanche franchise folded and the team was relocated to the hockey history rich city of Johnstown.
As one of the original Hawks, Kontny was a top performing player with tremendous offensive skills. During his one season in Johnstown, he scored 21 goals and assisted on 19 goals. Once aged out of the NAHL, Kontny went back to his home state of Wisconsin to study at The University of Wisconsin-River Falls and play Division III hockey. He ended his collegiate hockey career with a total of 58 points.
Kontny is currently residing in La Crosse, Wisconsin while he finishes his Doctorate in physical therapy. Unable to hang up the skates just yet, he enjoys playing in adult league games on Sundays.
“Honestly, time of my life and something I will cherish for the rest of my life. I couldn’t have felt more at home coming to Johnstown! I had the world’s best billet family, the Dicks making me feel like part of the family. The organization gave me everything possible to succeed in hockey and as a person. The fans, the best I have come across in junior hockey or while playing in college! Finally, my teammates and coaches. We all may be in different places and different places in life but when we get together you would think a day hasn’t gone by because of the bond we created here in Johnstown! Forever grateful.”