The Johnstown Tomahawks fell to the Maine Nordiques in their first of two games on Friday night falling by a final of 8-3 in Maine.
Maine got on the board first Friday with a goal from Brendan Gibbons just 1:45 into the game, but Johnstown responded as Cole Bianchin scored his sixth goal of the season five minutes later. Jacob Badal then gave the Tomahawks the lead at the 12:15 mark of the 1st period, giving the Tomahawks the lead, followed by a goal from Frank Jenkins two minutes later on the power play, to put Johnstown up 3-1 going into the intermission.
Tyler Gaulin scored for Maine on the power play 6:04 into the 2nd period, then scored again with 1:27 remaining in the period tying the game at 3 for the Nordiques. Theo Thrun scored his tenth goal of the with 46 seconds left in the period giving the Nordiques a 4-3 lead to start the 3rd period.
Gibbons netted his second goal of the game for the Nordiques 6:54 into the 3rd to put his team up 5-3. Later in the period, Zion Green extended the lead for Maine to 6-3 with 8 minutes to go in regulation. Aidan Connolly then gave Maine a demanding 7-3 lead. Thrun then also added on a second goal to his personal tally for the night, making it 8-3 Maine, which would go on to be the final score.
The two teams face off again tomorrow, April 9 at 7 PM from Lewiston, Maine as the Tomahawks will look to split the weekend series with the Nordiques.