Game Preview: Johnstown @ Michigan 9/27/2014

Game Preview
Johnstown @ Michigan
Saturday September 27th 7:00 p.m. EST

        The Tomahawks will look for their third-straight win tonight against the Michigan Warriors. The Tomahawks defeated the Warriors 2-1 on Friday night., earning their first division win of the season.
Last Night
        The Tomahawks took advantage of a pair of first period goals and a solid goaltending performance by Jake Gwillim as they defeated the Warriors 2-1 in Friday night.
        Luke Lynch got the Tomahawks on the board with his second goal of the season 4:02 into the first period. Andrew Romano and Alex Jaeckle provided assists on the power-play goal.
        Later in the first period, Romano extended the Tomahawks lead to 2-0. Steve Quagliata and Jaeckle were credited with the assists. Romano now has five points (3G-2A) in his last five games.
        The score remained the same until the second period, when AJ Marcinek got the Warriors within one at 14:52. Mitch Wedding and Nick Mosher earned the assists on the Warriors first power-play goal of the season. The Warriors had several opportunities late in the game, but Gwillim and the Tomahawks defense held on for the victory.
        Gwillim earned his second win of the season, stopping 48 of 49 shots. Trevor Gorsuch fell to 0-3, allowing two goals on 24 shots. The Tomahawks scored on their lone power-play opportunity, while going 3-for-4 on the penalty kill.
        The Tomahawks conclude their weekend series against the Warriors tomorrow night at 7 p.m. The Tomahawks are off the following weekend, before returning to Michigan to take on the Warriors Oct. 10 and 11.

North Division
Last night, Keystone and Janesville earned wins in their division match-ups. Keystone jumped out to a 4-0 lead, and held on for a 6-3 win over the Soo Eagles. Janesville scored a goal with 1:03 remaining in the third period to defeat Springfield 4-3.

Facts & Notes

  •  Alex Jaeckle has scored five points (2G-3A) in his last five games.
  •  Andrew Romano has two of the Tomahawks three game-winning goals.
  •  Michigan has the lowest power-play percentage (4.55) in the league