The Tomahawks ease through New Year’s Day defeating the Generals 6-0 Friday afternoon. Sam Evola earned back-to-back shutouts against the Generals stopping all shots faced and Jay Ahearn totaled five goals in the two games against Northeast.
Max Neill seemed to score just as a Generals penalty had expired, but the goal was called off due to the net being dislodged from its post. Jay Ahearn netted his third goal of the series against the Generals to open the scoring for the Tomahawks on New Year’s Day. Two and a half minutes later, Ahearn added on another goal, getting the rebound off Northeast’s goaltender Anton Castro to make it 2-0 on the power play. The opening period would end with the Tomahawks up 2-0 on the Generals. At this point, goaltender Sam Evola has gone 80+ minutes without allowing a goal by him.
The two teams started to show their dislikes for each other in the 2nd period as the game began to get more physical. After a quiet 2nd, the Tomahawks would refocus and get back to their scoring ways in the 3rd and final period.
The 19-16-20 had a good play going down the ice but Gens goaltender would make the save to keep the score 2-0 in the early minutes of the 3rd period. The line would convert at the ___ mark in the 3rd period to make it 3-0. Immediately following, Jay Ahearn would tally his third of the game and make it 4-0. John Gelatt got in on the fun to make it 5-0 with three goals in 1:05 for the Tomahawks. Recently acquired Will Margel also scored in the 3rd period netting his first as a Hawk to get the score up to 6-0. Daniel Tkac wrapped around the back of the net and snuck the puck right by the goalie’s toe, but the play was blown dead with no goal on the play. The Hawks would play out the clock and win by a final of 6-0.
The Tomahawks will be back again on Monday, January 4 as they face off against the United States National Team Development Program U18 team at noon. FANS WILL BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND! Social distancing and safety guidelines will be in effect. The event is free and open to the public.