Planet Ice Gameday Preview: October 26, 2013

Oct 25, 2013


          The Johnstown Tomahawks and Soo Eagles conclude their weekend series tonight at 7 p.m. The Tomahawks look to win their second straight series against the Eagles, after taking two of three from them in Michigan Sept. 27-29.

Tonight is the second night of Face Off Against Cancer, a partnership between the Tomahawks and Conemaugh Health Systems. The first 700 fans through the gates receive an ice scraper and Conemaugh will have a variety of displays and information for fans in the concourse.


Last Night

Dakoda Menslage and Brandon Reinholz each scored for the Tomahawks, and Alex Okicki stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Tomahawks defeated the Soo Eagles 2-0 on Friday Night at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

Menslage scored first, firing a shot past goaltender Paige Skoog for a power-play goal at 9:31 of the second period. The goal was his first of the season. Trevor Recktenwald added the assist on the goal.

Reinholz set the final score just over four minutes later, sliding the puck past Skoog at 13:51. Mitch Hall and Joe Drabin added assists on the Reinholz goal.

The Tomahawks are now 6-2-0 in their last eight games, and currently sit in second place in the North Division. They trail division-leading Port Huron by three points.

Okicki earned his second shutout win of the season with his 20 save performance. Skoog took the loss, allowed two goals on 31 shots.

Following this weekend’s games, the Tomahawks welcome Port Huron for a pair of

games Nov. 2 and 3.


Key Stats

· The Tomahawks are now 6-0-0 when leading after two periods and 5-0-1 when scoring first.

· Alex Okicki has started the last eight games for the Tomahawks.

· Mitch Hall has three points (0-3-3) in five games against Soo this season, tying him with Jordan Watt (3-0-3) for the team lead.