Game Preview: Johnstown vs. Keystone

Game Preview

vs. Keystone Ice Miners

Thursday February 12th               10:30 a.m.

    The Tomahawks return home after an eight-game road trip for a morning contest against the Keystone Ice Miners. The Tomahawks will look to take over sole possession of third place in the North Division, after moving into a tie with Soo during last weekend’s series against Michigan.

    Johnstown and Keystone have played eight times this season, with the Ice Miners holding a 6-2 advantage. Six of the eight meetings between the two teams have been one-goal games, with four of those one-goal games ending in a shootout.

    Following this morning’s game, the Tomahawks and Ice Miners will meet three more times in March, with two of the final three meetings taking place in Connellsville.


The Tomahawks

    Johnstown returns home after ending the road trip with a pair of losses in Michigan. The Tomahawks earned a point in the first game of the weekend, moving them into a tie with Soo for third place in the North Division. The Tomahawks also hold a one point advantage in the standings over fifth place Springfield.

    Following this weekend’s games, eight of the final 14 games will be played on home ice,  with all but four of the remaining games coming against North Division opponents.

    The Tomahawks continue the three-game homestand tomorrow and Saturday against Soo. The team will then make the trip to Alaska, for games against Kenai River and Fairbanks.

The Ice Miners

Keystone makes the trip to the War Memorial, looking to pad their lead over the Tomahawks and Eagles in the North Division. Entering today, the Ice Miners hold a seven point     advantage over both teams.

The Ice Miners have won for of their last five games, including a sweep of Soo last weekend. Following this morning’s game, the Ice Miners host Janesville tomorrow and Saturday.