Game Preview: Johnstown @ Soo 1/5/14

Jan 4, 2014

Johnstown @ Soo

Sunday January 5th

3 p.m. EST

Last Night

    The Johnstown Tomahawks came back from an early 2-0 deficit, but the Soo Eagles scored a third period goal to pick up the 3-2 win on Saturday night at Pullar Stadium.

    Soo got on the board first, as Sandis Zolmanis scored at 2:15 of the first period. They made it 2-0, as AJ Jarosz scored at 3:19. Following the second Soo goal, Alex Okicki came into the game to replace starting goaltender Jake Moore.

    Joe Drabin got the Tomahawks on the board in the second, scoring at 12:11. Brandon Reinholz added the lone assist on the goal. Just 20 seconds later, Shane Cuckovich tied the game, with Garrison Sanipass and Reinholz providing the assists.

    Jarosz regained the lead for the Eagles with a power-play goal at 13:28 of the third period. Nathan Klebe earned the win, stopping 26 of 28 shots. Okicki took the loss in relief of Moore, stopping 32 of 33 shots. The Tomahawks were 0-for-3 on the power play, while going 6 of 7 on the penalty kill.

    Following today’s game, the Tomahawks travel to  Springfield next Friday & Saturday. They travel to Port Huron the following weekend, before welcoming Michigan to the War Memorial Jan. 24 & 25.

Division Recap

    Port Huron & Michigan each picked up division wins on Saturday night. The Fighting Falcons defeated Janesville 4-0, while  the Warriors defeated Springfield 2-0. The Tomahawks  are now seven points behind Port Huron for first place in the division. They lead Michigan by two points and both Springfield and Soo by six points.

Key Stats

· Brandon Reinholz now has six multi-point games this season.

· The Tomahawks are 4-1 in Sunday games this season, with their lone loss coming against Port Huron on Sept. 15.

· Joe Drabin has points in four of his last six games.

· Soo has won four of its last five. They have points in all five of those games.