GameDay Preview: Shipping Up to Walpole

Oct 20, 2016

The Johnstown Tomahawks are back on the road after a well-deserved week off. The team is back in the lower 48 after a successful two weeks in the Last Frontier of Alaska.

Johnstown earned a record of 4-0-1 against the Fairbanks IceDogs and the Kenai River Brown Bears combined and now are looking forward to the latest challenge, the Northeast Generals.

The Tomahawks and Generals will square off for the first time in history today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. in Walpole, Mass. The series concludes Friday, Oct. 21 in Walpole at 1 p.m. The series underwent changes after ice issues force the games on Thursday and Friday to move up to 1 p.m. from 7 p.m.

Saturday’s contest has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 30.

For the Tomahawks the “HBO Line” of Dalton Hunter, Filips Buncis and Donovan Ott, have been clicking on all cylinders. The line paced the Tomahawks during their trip to Alaska which included a hat trick from Ott on October 7 in an 8-2 victory over Kenai River.

Johnstown has also received valuable production from all four lines throughout the young season. Slovakian forward Samuel Solensky is riding a five-game point streak with 7 points (three goals, four assists) in five games.

The Generals, the NAHL’s latest expansion franchise, have stumbled out of the starting block with a record of 0-12-1 so far on the season.

Northeast is led in scoring by forward Max Brainin who has tallied four points (one goal, three assists) in 10 games. Former Tomahawks defenseman Aaron Murray is tops among Generals defensemen with three points (two goals, one assist) in 13 games.

Fans can watch the games live on HockeyTV or follow the Tomahawks social media accounts for updates.