JOHNSTOWN – Your Johnstown Tomahawks have clinched a playoff spot after sweeping the Jamestown Rebels last weekend at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA.
The Tomahawks used an outstanding effort between the pipes from reigning East Division Star of the Week, Carter McPhail, and timely goals to register their first sweep of the Rebels this season.
Now, the Hawks continue their February homestand with a three-game set with the visiting Maryland Black Bears.
HEAD TO HEAD MATCHUP
Here is how the Black Bears and Tomahawks matchup this weekend:
Top Scorers against Maryland:
Sam Solensky: 17 points in 7 games (seven goals, 10 assists)
Oliver Benwell: 14 points in 7 games (five goals, nine assists)
Cameron Hebert: 12 points in 7 games (six goals, six assists)
Top Scorers against Johnstown
Daylon Mannon: 4 points in 7 games (three goals, one assist)
Connor Pooley: 4 points in 7 games (two goals, two assists)
Lukas Ljungblom: 2 points in 6 games (two goals)
THE McPHAIL MOONWALK
Goaltender Carter McPhail moonwalked his way to a record of 21-3-0 with two victories against the Rebels. The Fenton, Mich., native is 4-0-0 against Maryland this season with a save percentage of .956 and a goals against average of 1.47.
When these two team meet, it tends to get a little rough out on the ice. The last meeting between these two clubs in Maryland saw 179 combined penalty minutes.
The Tomahawks have not surrendered a goal to the Black Bears in 120 minutes of action. The team posted consecutive shutouts of the Black Bears Jan. 11-12.