JOHN GELATT – Johnstown Tomahawks
Johnstown 4 @ Maine 1 – It was the John Gelatt show on Friday afternoon as the Johnstown Tomahawks earned a series split with the Maine Nordiques, winning the game 4-1. Gelatt found the back of the net three times to give become the first player with 10 goals in the NAHL this season. Brendan Clark chipped in the other Tomahawks tally and assisted on all three of Gelatt’s goals as well. Jay Ahearn picked up a pair of assists in the victory. Sam Evola stopped 28 of 29 shots to improve to 5-1-2 on the season. Cannon Green was credited with the Maine Nordiques only goal of the game while Avery Sturtz denied 31 shots in a losing effort.
Johnstown Tomahawks forward John Gelatt, 19, played a big role in helping the Tomahawks split their weekend road series in Maine against the Nordiques. The 5’11/190 lbs. native of Middletown, NJ, scored four goals on the weekend and was +2 in the two games. On Thursday, Gelatt had one of two Johnstown goals in a 6-2 loss. On Friday, he had a hat-trick in a 4-1 win. For the season, Gelatt leads the Tomahawks in scoring with 17 points in 13 games played. “John has been outstanding for us all season long. In his first year, he has shown that he has the ability to be a top end player in our league. He definitely knows where the net is, but he is committed to playing the game the right way all 200 feet. When we needed a big win on Friday, he stepped up with a hat trick for us to lead the way. I eagerly look forward to seeing how his game continues to evolve this year,” said Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia.
2nd Star: Evan Werner, F, New Jersey Titans
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brendan Clark, F, Johnstown Tomahawks – Grady Friedman, F, Maryland Black Bears – Sean Kilcullen, D, Maryland Black Bears