John Gelatt Selected as NAHL’s East Division Star of December

JOHN GELATT – Johnstown Tomahawks

Despite playing in four games during the month of December, Johnstown Tomahawks forward John Gelatt, 19, made an impact in each one of them to help the Tomahawks to the top of the East Division. The 5’11/190 lbs. native of Middletown, NJ, had nine points in four gamed during the month, which included seven goals and two assists. He also added two game-winning goals during the month and had two multi-point games. His 24 points current leads the Tomahawks in scoring this season and is 4th in the NAHL. “We had a short month of games in December, but it didn’t stop John from continuing what he has done since Day 1 being a huge part of our team. He just always finds a way to impact the game in so many ways. He knows how to score, knows how to make plays around him, and is very responsible without the puck. For a first-year junior player he has been outstanding for us and I can’t wait to see how much more he can do,” said Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia.

“It’s been really helpful to play with guys that I am familiar with. Me and my linemates, Brendan Clark and Jay Ahearn, have been instrumental in our success and there a lot of chemistry there from having played together the year before. In addition, both my brothers played in the NAHL, so they gave me some good advice and gave me an idea of what it would be like. The big thing for me was to play with confidence,” said Gelatt. “I want to play NCAA Division I hockey and get to the next level and I also want to bring the Robertson Cup to Johnstown. We have great and passionate fans and I think it would be great for the community.”