BLAINE, MN – The Johnstown Tomahawks used two power play goals to secure a Game One victory over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the Robertson Cup Semi-Finals 7-2 Friday night at Fogerty Arena.
1st Period Recap
Fairbanks wasted little time putting the Tomahawks behind 1-0. Parker Brown’s wrist shot solved Carter McPhail with the man-advantage for his second goal of the postseason.
The Tomahawks tied the game at 1-1 when Oliver Benwell’s shot deflected off a Fairbanks defenseman past the pads of Mattias Sholl for a 1-1 tie going into the first intermission.
Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (5) | Fairbanks (6)
2nd Period Recap
The Tomahawks capitalized off a Fairbanks penalty to take their first lead of the game when Bennett Stockdale tapped home a pass from Chris Trouba for his first goal of the playoffs.
Carson Brière increased the Johnstown lead to 3-1 midway through the second period when he finished a pass from Roman Kraemer.
Fairbanks defenseman Noah Wilson cut the Johnstown lead to 3-2 when his wrist shot beat McPhail over the shoulder.
Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (18) | Fairbanks (20)
3rd Period Recap:
Johnstown increased their lead to 4-2 when Mitch Hale’s shot from behind the net banked off Sholl’s pad and into the net.
At the 5:44 mark, Brière fired home a power play goal to put the Tomahawks ahead 5-2.
Roman Kraemer added another goal for the Tomahawks on the power play for a 6-2 Johnstown advantage.
With the Ice Dogs’ net empty, Colin Price chipped in his first goal of the playoffs and secured the 7-2 victory over Fairbanks.
Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown (25) | Fairbanks (30)
Game Two of the RObertson Cup Semi-Final begins Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. from Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minn.
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