Game Preview: Johnstown @ Port Huron 1/17/2014

Jan 15, 2014

Johnstown at Port Huron

Friday January 17th

7 p.m.

The Series
    The top two teams in the North division meet this weekend, as the Tomahawks travel to Port Huron for a pair of games . The teams split their last meetings, with the Fighting Fal-cons taking game one 5-3 and the Tomahawks taking the second game   3-1. 

    On Dec. 13, the Fighting Falcons jumped out to a 4-1 lead, thanks to goals from Mitch Maloney, Matt Seidel, and Vito Aluia. The Tomahawks cut the deficit to 4-3, thanks to third period goals from Jordan Watt and Trevor Recktenwald. Nick Horne set the final score with an empty-net goal with 1:29 remaining in the third period.

    The Tomahawks rebounded on Dec. 14 with a 3-1 victory. After neither team scored in the first two periods, the Tomahawks got on the board, as Josh Bowes scored at 7:50. Jordan Watt Made it 2-0, before Nick Le Sage cut the lead to 2-1 with less than five minutes remain-ing in the period. Shane Bednard sealed the victory on an empty-net goal with 13 seconds remaining in regulation.    

    The Tomahawks have won four of the last five meetings after dropping the first three. The Tomahawks and Fighting Falcons meet for the final time in the regular season Jan 31 & Feb. 1 at McMorran Arena.

Division Preview

    The other divisional match-up this weekend features the Janesville Jets hosting the Soo Eagles. Springfield welcomes Topeka this weekend in a non-divisional match-up. Michigan is the lone North division team that is off this weekend. The division race is tight, with second and fifth place separated by five points.
Key Stats

  • Shane Bednard and Brandon Reinholz are tied for second in the league with 39 games played this season.
  • Port Huron’s Alex Blankenburg is fourth in the league with a .940 save percentage.
  • Jordan Watt has six points (2G-4A) in eight games against Port Huron
  • The Tomahawks and Fighting Falcons are a combined 30-0-3 when leading after two periods.