BLAINE, Minn. — The NAHL Showcase rolls along for the Johnstown Tomahawks with a 12:30 p.m. showdown with the Aberdeen Wings. The Tomahawks are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Janesville Jets. Overall, the Tomahawks have a 1-1-0 record at the Showcase so far. This will be the second all-time meeting with the Wings.
Johnstown is paced in scoring by Joe Kile who has scored five goals on the early season. The native of Troy, Mich., talled 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) in the 2016-17 season and has earned more ice time this season, especially when paired with Matyáš Kačírek and Sammy Solensky.
DATES: September 22, 2017
TEAMS: Johnstown (2-3-0) vs Aberdeen (0-1-1)
LOCATION: Blaine, Minnesota | Schwan Super Rink
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A CLOSER LOOK AT ABERDEEN
Located in South Dakota, the Wings are coming off an impressive 2016-17 season after earning a spot in the Robertson Cup Tournament where they were defeated by the Philadelphia rebels in the Semi-Finals.
Head coach Scott Langer’s team is still searching for their first win on the young season Three of Aberdeen’s top four scorers from a season ago all age out and are headed off to the NCAA, including leading scorer Kevin Fitzgerald (59 points, St. Cloud State) and Carter Roo (53 points, Wisconsin-Stevens Point). The Wings will also have to replace goaltender Forbes Ploszaj, who was arguably the team’s most valuable player last season and also the Central Division goalie of the year.