HAWKS score four in first, hold off Black Bears.

The win brings Johnstown to only 3 points from 1st in East Division.

Christian Gorscak recorded his 100 career point with a goal and two assist in a first period onslaught as the visiting Johnstown Tomahawks extended their winning streak to seven games with a 4-2 victory over the Maryland Black Bears on Friday night.

Carson Grainer, Brendan Blair and Pavel Kharin also scored in the opening period as the Hawks improved to 9-1 in their last ten games

Rookie goalie Alex Tracy made 37 saves and recorded his 15th win of the season in 23 starts.

Drew Murphy extended his point streak to 5 in three games with an assist on the opening goal.

Johnstown was playing its first away game in close to a month, and tonight’s victory gives head coach Mike Letizia 199 career wins.

The Hawks will look to extend their winning streak to 8 tomorrow night in the second game of the series in Maryland.

8:04 JHT Carson Grainer (6) ASST: Andrew Murphy (9), Malik Alishlalov(21)
13:39 JHT Brendan Blair (5) ASST: Max Kouznetsov(34), Christian Gorscak(38)
14:20 JHT Christian Gorscak(24) ASST: Jesse Lycan (13), Brendan Blair (8)
18:47 JHT Pavel Kharin (10) ASST: Christian Gorscak(39), Carson Gallagher(24)
3:59 MYD Brayden Stannard(13) ASST: Reid Leibold(12), Aidan McDowell(10)
8:46 MYD Cameron Recchi (7) ASST: Jackson Sterrett(23), Aaron Swanson(15)
No Scoring
01:41 JHT Brendan Blair, High Sticking-Minor, 2 min PP
06:34 MYD Cameron Recchi, Hooking-Minor, 2 min PP
09:19 MYD Jack Smiley, Interference-Minor, 2 min PP
09:29 JHT Reed Stark, Interference-Minor, 2 min PP
13:44 MYD Jude Kurtas, Slashing-Minor, 2 min PP
17:56 MYD Garrett Szydlowski, Slashing-Minor, 2 min PP
00:25 JHT Ethan Webb, Interference-Minor, 2 min PP
14:37 JHT Ryan Poorman, Holding-Minor, 2 min PP