Game Preview: Johnstown @ Michigan 3/1/2014

Johnstown at Michigan
Saturday March 1st
7 p.m.

Last Night
Last night, the Warriors defeated the Tomahawks 3-1, giving them sole possession of second place in the division. Tanner Barnes got the Tomahawks on the board first, scoring his eighth goal of the season at 7:33 of the first period. Barnes has scored four points (2G-2A) in his last five games. Shane Bednard and Mitch Hall each added assists on the power-play goal.

    The Warriors tied the game late in the first, as TJ Stuntz scored with 13 seconds remaining. Joshua Shellman added the assist on the goal. The Warriors took the lead late in the second period, as A.J. Marcinek scored at 17:41. Nick Mosher set the final score with a goal 3:34 into the third period. Connor Lyons and Cody Lichtenvoort earned assists on the goal.

    Robbie Beydoun earned the win, stopping 24 of 25 shots. Alex Okicki took the loss, allowing three goals on 32 shots. The Tomahawks went 1-for-4 on the power play, while going a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

    Following this weekend’s series, the Tomahawks return home to take on the Janesville Jets next Friday and Saturday. Game times are set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Division Recap
In the other divisional games last night, Soo defeated Port Huron 4-3, while Janesville defeated Springfield 2-0. Port Huron leads Michigan by six points and Johnstown by eight points for first place in the division. Springfield, Soo, and Janesville are all tied for fourth place and the final playoff spot in the division. The match-ups remain the same for tonight, as Soo hosts Port Huron and Springfield hosts Janesville.

Key Stats

  • The Tomahawks lead the season series against the Warriors 6-5.
  • Shane Bednard has eight points (2G-6A) in his last five games.
  • The Tomahawks have scored a power-play goal in four of their last five games.