JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown Tomahawks capped off an historic 2018-19 home schedule with a hat trick from Carson Brière and a 9-2 win over the WB/Scranton Knights Saturday night at 1st Summit Arena.
1st Period Recap
In a reversal of roles from yesterday, it would be the Tomahawks who would strike first when Carson Brière’s shot from the left circle solved Knights netminder Zach Stejskal at the 7:27 mark of the first period. For Brière, the goal was his 42nd of the season.
Brière struck again at 13:47 with another goal from the left wing for his 43rd goal of the season.
Before the first period came to a close, the Tomahawks gained a 3-0 lead when Cameron Hebert tallied a power play goal at 18:52.
Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (9) | WB/Scranton (10)
2nd Period Recap
Johnstown capitalized off a WB/Scranton penalty just one minute into the period when Oliver Benwell chipped in his 28th of the season. Sam Solensky and Hunter Toale picked up the assists.
The Tomahawks’ lead grew to 5-0 when Christian Gorscak deflected a shot from Benwell over the outstretch pad of new Knights goalie Jacob Urban. The goal was Gorscak’s 10th of the season.
Bennett Stockdale increased the Tomahawks lead to 6-0 at the 10:39 mark of the second period, chipping in his 16th of the season.
The Knights solved goaltender Carter McPhail just six seconds later with a marker from forward Jake Fuss.
With 0.7 seconds remaining in the frame, Brière completed the hat trick with his 44th tally of the season assisted by Carter Dwyer and Roman Kraemer.
Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (23) | WB/Scranton (24)
3rd Period Recap:
Just 1:33 into the third period, the Tomahawks lead increased to 8-1 when Carter Dwyerfinished an Alex Wilkins pass for his fourth of the season.
Defenseman Hunter Toale gave the Tomahawks a 9-1 lead with his fourth of the season at 7:31.
The Knights cut the Johnstown lead to 9-2 with a marker from Tyrone Bronte.
Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown (31) | WB/Scranton (26)
The Tomahawks conclude the 2018-19 regular season on the road when they take on the Jamestown Rebels Friday, April 5 at Northwest Arena.
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