Johnstown Tomahawks Alumni Updates

May 4, 2023

Dusty Geregach (2020-2021): The Pittsburgh native was named Top Defenseman and Most Improved Player for the Mercyhurst hockey team in the 2022-23 season. The sophomore has 16 career points with the Lakers since joining the team during the 2021-22 season.

Max Kouznetsov (2019-2020): In his junior year with the Griffins, Kouznetsov was part of a historic season at Canisus, winning the Atlantic Hockey championship and punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history and the first time since 2013. The Griffs faced off against the number one seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers in the first round, where they fell 9-2 in the regional semifinal contest.

Roman Kraemer (2017-2019): Also a Pittsburgh native, Kraemer finished out his Robert Morris University career with a gold medal, playing for Team USA at the World Cup of University Hockey in Romania. After starting out his college career playing NCAA hockey, Kraemer chose to stick with the Colonials as the Division I team folded, playing for the ACHA program to finish out his time at RMU. Kraemer dominated ACHA play, posting 132 points in 61 games over two seasons.

@AF_HKY / Twitter

Holt Oliphant (2020-2022): In his freshman year at the Air Force Academy, Oliphant was named the Most Improved Player, putting up nine points (4G, 5A) in 27 games with the Falcons. The former Tomahawks captain was also officially sworn in as a cadet last month.

Mack Oliphant (2021-2022): Like his brother, Mack Oliphant found success in his freshman year at the College of the Holy Cross, as he was named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Rookie Team. The Northbrook, Illinois native had 12 points (2G, 10A) in 41 games.

@ECHLThunder / Twitter


Vinnie Purpura (2016-2018): The Lemont, Illinois native secured his first professional win between the pipes back in March with the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL. Purpura made 37 saves in the 6-2 win over the Newfoundland Growlers.

Alex Tracy (2019-2020): In his sophomore year at Minnesota State, Tracy and the Mavericks punched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament by winning the CCHA Championship in an exciting overtime victory over Northern Michigan. The Mavericks suffered a 4-0 loss against the 2021 runner up St. Cloud State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.