Former Netminder Truehl Earns 1st Pro Contract

Aug 21, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Former Johnstown Tomahawks goaltender, Chris Truehl, signed with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL over the weekend.
Truehl played in Johnstown during the inaugural season in 2012-13 as the team’s starting goaltender. During that span, the native of Stoughton, Wis., earned a save percentage of .923 and a goals against average of 2.33 in 38 starts.
Truehl played two seasons at the Air Force Academy where he was named to the All-Rookie Team for the Atlantic Hockey Association in 2013-14.
He transferred to Quinnipiac University in 2015-16 and earned a ECAC championship in his first season with the Bobcats. During that season, Quinnipiac advanced to the NCAA Championship game where they were defeated by the University of North Dakota.
He finished the 2016-17 with a 10-8-2 record with one shutout. Additionally, he earned a 2.66 goals against average and a .899 save percentage.
Located in Boise, Idaho, the Steelheads compete in the Mountain Division of the Western Conference in the ECHL. Idaho has captured multiple division and conference championships and two Kelly Cup titles in their 14-year ECHL history.
The Tomahawks open the 2017-18 regular season with a three-game set in Massachusetts against the Northeast Generals starting Sept. 13. Home opening weekend is Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., at the War Memorial Arena against rival Philadelphia Rebels. Individual tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m.
To order tickets, contact Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or go online to