Planet Ice Gameday Preview: January 25, 2014

Michigan at Johnstown

Saturday January 25th

7 p.m. EST


Last Night

    Last night, the Warriors defeated the Tomahawks 2-1, thanks to an early third period goal by Jon Farkas. The Tomahawks got on the board first, as Josh Bowes shot hit off of  Michigan goaltender Trevor Gorsuch and into the net at 4:21 of the first period. Tyler Basham and Jake Houston added assists on the goal. Houston’s assist was his first point in his first Tomahawks game.

    Later in the period, th e Warriors tied the game, as Joshua Shellman connected on a shot from above the left faceoff circle at 17:12. After a scoreless second period, Farkas scored the game-winner on a shot that went top shelf on the left side 2:23 into the third period.

    The Tomahawks had opportunities late in the period, but Gorsuch and the Warriors were able to hold on for the victory. The  Warriors and Tomahawks are now tied for second place in the north division, seven points behind Port Huron, who is off this weekend.

    Gorsuch earned the win, stopping 28 of 29 shots. Okicki took the loss, allowing two goals on 22 shots. The Tomahawks did not commit a penalty in the game, and went 0-for-4 on the power play. They outshot the Warriors 29-22 in the game.

    Following tonight’s game, the Tomahawks travel to Port Huron next Friday and Saturday. They take the following weekend off before returning home to take on the Warriors Feb. 14 & 15.


Division Recap

    The only other team from the north division in action last night was Springfield, who earned a point in a 3-2 shootout loss to Coulee Region.  They conclude the series against the Chill tonight, while Soo and Janesville begin a three-game series tonight in Sault Ste. Marie.


Key Stats

· The Tomahawks goal last night marked the 20th time this season that they have scored first. They are 15-3-2 when scoring first this season.

· Jon Farkas has four goals against the Tomahawks this season

· The Tomahawks are 9-7-1 in Saturday games this season.