Sweet 16: Solensky Scores Twice in 5-3 Win Over Generals

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The Johnstown Tomahawks used a four-goal second period to overcome the Northeast Generals 5-3 and continue their historic winning streak to 16 games.
The Generals scored the game’s first goal at the 7:11 mark of the first period after Louis Boudon chipped in a rebound past Tomahawks goalie Carter McPhail. Aurel Naus picked up the assist.
Eight minutes later, the Tomahawks knotted the game at 1 when Alex Wilkins sprung Mitchell Hale on a breakaway, who fired the puck past the pads of David Fessenden. Hale’s power play goal was also assisted by McPhail.
In the second period, the Tomahawks gained firm control of the game.
Forward Sam Solensky wristed a shot past the glove of Fessenden at 5:05 of the middle frame to put the Hawks up 2-1.
A shade under five minutes later, Solensky finished a two-on-one with Roman Kraemer for his second of the game and 15th of the season.
Christian Gorscak found a loose puck after a net-front scramble and scored his sixth of the season at the 12:37 mark of the period. Colin Price and Andy Nedeljkovic assisted on the goal.
To close out the high-octane, Carson Brière sniped a power play goal from the left circle for a 5-1 Johnstown lead.
The Generals cut the Tomahawks lead to 5-2 late in the third period when Naus fired a shot past the glove of McPhail.
Clark Kerner scored after a turnover in the Tomahawks zone to set the final at 5-3.
Both teams finish the two-game series Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.