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Tomahawks Fall in OT, Take 3 of 4 Points

ODENTON, Md. – The Johnstown Tomahawks concluded their weekend series against the Maryland Black Bears on Saturday.

Six minutes into the second period, Tomahawks rookie forward Jason Tynan socre his first career goal to put the Hawks on the board, but it would be the only time Johnstown would light the lamp. Two minutes later, Maryland’s Jackson Sterrett tied the game.

In 3-on-3 overtime, Maryland’s Kyle Oleksiuk turned on the jets, breaking away from Malik Alishlalov, and went five-hole to beat goaltender David Tomeo. Oleksiuk’s effort secured Maryland’s first ever win against Johnstown. The teams first faced each other on October 12, 2018, and Johnstown went on a 13 game winning streak.

The efforts of David Tomeo kept the game close despite Maryland’s best offensive efforts, stopping 53 of 55 shots. He moves on to 5-1-1 on the season with the Tomahawks.

With the overtime loss, the Tomahawks went home with 3 of 4 possible points against Maryland, further cementing their 2nd place position in the East Division.

Elsewhere in the East Division, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights were defeated by the 1st place New Jersey Titans, and the Jamestown Rebels topped the Maine Nordiques. The Northeast Generals fell to the Kenai River Brown Bears in an inter-division match-up.

SCORING BREAKDOWN

1st Period Recap

No scoring.

2nd Period Recap

– 5:58 Johnstown goal scored by Jason Tynan, assisted by Matthew Doyle.
– 8:06 Maryland shorthanded goal scored by Jackson Sterrett, unassisted.

3rd Period Recap

No scoring.

Overtime Recap

– 2:09 Maryland goal scored by Kyle Oleksiuk.

Final Shots on Goal count: Johnstown Tomahawks (38) | Maryland Black Bears (55)

LOOKING AHEAD

Johnstown will then return home for a three game series against the Jamestown Rebels. Thursday, November 7th, is PA Student Council Night, where the Hawks will host Westmont Hilltop high school and guests from a PA Student Council Symposium.

November 8th and 9th are Military Appreciation Weekend. Veterans can receive a free ticket by visiting the 1ST SUMMIT ARENA Box Office and presenting military ID courtesy Martin-Baker America.

Saturday, November 9th is also Scout Night, and the 2nd annual Military Veterans Classic will be played immediately following the Tomahawks vs. Rebels game. The Classic will feature teams of veterans across all branches of America’s Armed Forces, with the local Johnstown Generals taking on the Ashburn Veterans. Admission to this game is included with your Johnstown Tomahawks game ticket.

Tickets are available in-person at the 1ST SUMMIT ARENA Box Office and online with Ticketmaster.

Tomahawks Bear Down On Maryland

ODENTON, Md. – The Johnstown Tomahawks traveled to Piney Orchard Arena to take on the Maryland Black Bears on Friday. The last time these two teams met, the Tomahawks swept the series, outscoring Maryland 9-2 over two games.

Maryland got on the board first, halfway through the 1st period. 20 minutes later, Johnstown’s Sean Bauchens would score his first goal of the season. Though Maryland pulled ahead 2-1 with a goal by Cameron Recchi, Johnstown’s offense came together to score two unanswered.

Spencer DenBeste tied the game with just over two minutes remaining in the second period. With a 2-2 tie and 5:02 remaining on the clock, Christian Gorscak put in what became the game wining goal, his 2nd game winner in a row.

The Black Bears had an opportunity to close out the remaining 1:43 of regulation on the power play after Johnstown was called for hooking. The Hawks penalty kill staved off multiple 6-on-4 efforts by the Black Bears, including a near goal opportunity as time expired. Goaltender David Tomeo picked up his 5th win for the Tomahawks this season.

Johnstown’s victory over Maryland and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s loss to New Jersey earlier Friday created space in the NAHL East Division, with 2nd place Johnstown now holding a 3 point lead over WBS. New Jersey remains in 1st place with a 6 point advantage.

SCORING RECAP

1st Period Recap

– 8:16 Maryland goal scored by Anthony Mollica, assisted by Ethan Heidepriem.

2nd Period Recap

– 8:49 Johnstown goal scored by Sean Bauchens, assisted by Jesse Lycan and Max Kouznetsov.
– 13:25 Maryland power play goal scored by Cameron Recchi, assisted by Wilmer Skoog.
– 17:24 Johnstown goal scored by Spencer DenBeste, assisted by Tristan Poissant and Christian Gorscak.

3rd Period Recap

– 14:58 Johnstown power play goal scored by Christian Gorscak, assisted by Quinn Warmuth and Tristan Poissant.

Final Shots on Goal count: Johnstown Tomahawks (37) | Maryland Black Bears (24)

LOOKING AHEAD

The Tomahawks will again face off against the Maryland Black Bears on Saturday, November 2nd at 7:45p. This will the the Hawks 5th game in just 9 days.

Johnstown will then return home for a three game series against the Jamestown Rebels. Thursday, November 7th, is PA Student Council Night, where the Hawks will host Westmont Hilltop high school and guests from a PA Student Council Symposium.

November 8th and 9th are Military Appreciation Weekend. Veterans can receive a free ticket by visiting the 1ST SUMMIT ARENA Box Office and presenting military ID courtesy Martin-Baker America.

Saturday, November 9th is also Scout Night, and the 2nd annual Military Veterans Classic will be played immediately following the Tomahawks vs. Rebels game. The Classic will feature teams of veterans across all branches of America’s Armed Forces, with the local Johnstown Generals taking on the Ashburn Veterans. Admission to this game is included with your Johnstown Tomahawks game ticket.

Tickets are available in-person at the 1ST SUMMIT ARENA Box Office and online with Ticketmaster.

Tomahawks Take 4 of 6 Points Against Generals

Friday marked the first of four bobblehead nights with the Johnstown Tomahawks, with Legend Series : Reg Kent. The first 1,000 fans through the gates received a Reg Kent bobblehead with autographed collector’s box. Reg took time to meet with fans, take photographs, and sign additional autographs.

On the ice, the Tomahawks donned specialty jerseys inspired by the iconic Johnstown Jets, who played professional hockey in the historic Cambria County War Memorial Arena from 1950 to 1977. Though the Generals were able to get on the board first, the Tomahawks earned a 3-2 victory. Spencer DenBeste, who put together an impressive weekend, scored the game winning goal, which was his second goal of the night.

On Saturday, the Tomahawks hosted “Hat Trick or Treat Night” at the arena, with a costume parade on the ice during intermission and trick or treating around the arena concourse. Kids received souvenir canvas tote bags to help them carry their goodies. The Hawks also had American Sign Language interpreters participate in the National Anthem as part of ASL Awareness.

On the ice, the Tomahawks couldn’t seem to catch a break. Northeast broke the scoreless tie late in the 2nd period and went on to score two more in the 3rd. It looked like the Generals were going to earn themselves a shutout, but Spencer DenBeste put up Johnstown’s lone goal with six seconds remaining in the game. The final score was 3-1.

Sunday’s Undies Toss, one of hockey’s most unique promotions, got off to a slow start, with the Generals getting on the board first. Forward Drew Murphy would score his first NAHL goal, sending undies flying over the glass. The underwear was collected to be donated to the local Women’s Help Center.

The game would see multiple lead changes, with the Generals seeming to match the Tomahawks with every stride and goal through the 2nd and 3rd period. With a 3-3 tie, Christian Gorscak, who is currently committed to Niagara University, found the back of the net with three minutes remaining on the period. The Tomahawks would hold onto the lead, and looked to have an empty net goal that was waived off.

Goaltender David Tomeo was in net for Friday and Sunday’s contest. Tomeo’s record with the Tomahawks is now 4-1-0 with one shutout and a .944 save percentage.

Spencer DenBeste (F, #28) and David Tomeo (G, #30) earned honorable mentions in the NAHL Bauer East Division Star of the Game report.

The Tomahawks now sit at 2nd place in the East Division with 20 points. 1st place still belongs to the New Jersey Titans with 24 points, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights are in 3rd place with 19 points.

Series Goal Scorers

  • Spencer DenBeste, 3
  • Carson Gallagher, 1
  • Drew Murphy, 1
  • Max Kouznetsov, 1
  • Jesse Lycan, 1
  • Christian Gorscak, 1

NEXT HOME SERIES:

11/7 PA Student Council Night

11/8 Military Appreciation

11/9 Military & Scout Night

Tomahawks Split Road Series with Knights

The Johnstown Tomahawks hit the road to Pittston, Pennsylvania to finish a lengthy road trip in October, which saw them playing six games in between home stands. The East Division’s 3rd place Tomahawks faced off against the 2nd place Knights, looking to surpass them in the standings and gain ground on the division leading New Jersey Titans.

Coming into Friday’s contest, the Tomahawks were averaging 3 goals per game. Though they put up quite the effort with 40 shots on goal, they were only able to find the back of the net once, off the stick of Christian Gorscak. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was able to

Saturday’s contest would see a resurgence of the Tomahawks offense. Tristan Poissant, Chris Trouba, Spencer DenBeste, and Malik Alishlalov all beat WBS netminder Zach Stejskal en route to a 4-0 victory. Poissant, Trouba, Gorscak, DenBeste, and Alishlalov all had 2 points in the game. This was rookie defenseman Malik Alishlalov’s first career goal in the NAHL.

The Tomahawks defense put on quite the performance, limiting WBS to 22 shots on goal. Rookie goaltender Alex Tracy stopped every shot he faced on, earning his first career shutout victory. Tracy now accounts for 9 of the Tomahawks 16 points, with a record in net of 4-1-1.

With the split of the series, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights remain in 2nd place in the NAHL East Division, with the Johnstown Tomahawks in a very close 3rd, trailing by just one point.

The Tomahawks finally return home to close out October with a three game stand against the Northeast Generals.

10/25 Bobblehead Giveaway

10/26 Trick or Treat Night

10/27 Undies Sunday Toss

Tomahawks Sweep Black Bears in Maryland

ODENTON, Maryland – The Johnstown Tomahawks looked to duplicate Friday’s success in the final game of the weekend series, and they did not disappoint.

Saturday’s bout proved to be a physical contest, with just over 20 penalties called between both squads. The Hawks and Bears battled a close one, taking a 1-1 tie into the third period.

Then, the Tomahawks offense took over while the defense held things down behind the blue line. Johnstown fired off 3 goals in the third, securing the win and the sweep. Bennett Stockdale, now the NAHL’s points leader with 18, picked up the game winning goal.

Maryland came into the series against Johnstown fresh off a two game sweep of the Knights in which they scored 12 goals. They were unable to come close to matching that offensive success against the Tomahawks.

Johnstown newcomer David Tomeo, a Black Bear himself during the 2018-19 season, stood tall in net. Tomeo’s homecoming in Odenton saw him stopping 75 of 77 shots over both games.

The Tomahawks remain in 3rd place in the East Division with 14 points off a record of 6-4-2, nipping at the heels of the WBS Knights (15 points) and first place New Jersey Titans (16 points).

Scoring Breakdown

1st period recap:

– 17:39 Johnstown goal scored by Carson Gallagher, assisted by Matthew Doyle and Bennett Stockdale.

2nd period recap:

– 10:56 Maryland power play goal scored by Kyle Oleksiuk, assisted by Wilmer Skoog and Logan Kons.

3rd period recap:

– 1:03 Johnstown power play goal scored by Bennett Stockdale, assisted by Max Kouznetsov.
– 13:15 Johnstown goal scored by Pavel Kharin, assisted by Liam Whitehouse.
– 17:08 Johnstown shorthanded goal scored by Spencer DenBeste, assisted by Ethan Webb.

Shots on Goal After the Third Period: Johnstown (37) | Maryland (34)

Looking Ahead

Johnstown hits the road for a series against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights on October 18th and 19th before returning home on October 25th for a three game series with the Northeast Generals.

Three promotions are on deck with the next Tomahawks home stand:

October 25th – Reg Kent bobblehead giveaway presented by Valley Printing, ASL Awareness Night
October 26th – Trick or Treat at the Rink presented by The Tribune-Democrat
October 27th – Sundies Undies Toss benefiting the Womens Help Center

Tickets are available in-person at the 1ST SUMMIT ARENA Box Office and online at www.1stSummitArena.com/go/Tomahawks.

Johnstown Offense Proves Unbearable for Maryland

ODENTON, Maryland. – The Johnstown Tomahawks faced off against the Maryland Black Bears for the first of a two game series on Friday. The Hawks would defeat the Black Bears, 5-1.

A recent addition to the Johnstown roster, goaltender David Tomeo started in net. He put together an impressive debut where he stopped 42 of 43 Maryland shots.

The Tomahawks offense was firing on all cylinders throughout the game, with 5 Tomahawks racking up multiple points in the contest. Bennett Stockdale now leads the team in total points (16) and assists (11), and Carson Gallagher remains the leading goal scorer (8).

Scoring Breakdown

1st Period Recap:

  • 14:58 Johnstown power play goal scored by Noah Basarab, assisted by Max Kouznetsov and Bennett Stockdale.
  • 19:40 Johnstown power play goal scored by Carson Gallagher, assisted by Bennett Stockdale and Noah Basarab.

Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (7) | Maryland (17)
2nd Period Recap

  • 4:38 Maryland goal scored by Wilmer Skoog, assisted by Jackson Sterrett.
  • 12:16 Johnstown goal scored by Jesse Lycan, assisted by Sean Bauchens and Max Kouznetsov.

Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (17) | Maryland (29)
3rd Period Recap

  • 2:56 Johnstown goal scored by Max Kouznetsov, assisted by Jesse Lycan and Sean Bauchens.
  • 13:55 Johnstown short-handed goal scored by Quinn Warmuth, assisted by Tristan Poissant and Ethan Webb.

Final Shots on Goal count: Johnstown (27) | Maryland (43)

Three Stars of the Game

  • Max Kouznetsov (F), Johnstown
  • David Tomeo (G), Johnstown
  • Jesse Lycan (F), Johnstown

Looking Ahead

The Tomahawks will face the Black Bears again on Saturday, October 12th. Johnstown will play one more away series next week against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights on October 18th and 19th before returning home on October 25th.

Three promotions are on deck with the next Tomahawks home stand:

October 25th – Reg Kent bobblehead giveaway presented by Valley Printing, ASL Awareness Night
October 26th – Trick or Treat at the Rink presented by The Tribune-Democrat
October 27th – Sundies Undies Toss benefiting the Womens Help Center

Tickets are available in-person at the 1ST SUMMIT ARENA Box Office and online at www.1stSummitArena.com/go/Tomahawks.

Tomahawks Split Series with Nordiques

LEWISTON, Maine. – The Johnstown Tomahawks fell to the Maine Nordiques, 2-1. Much like Friday’s bout, the game was decided in the 3rd period. With the game tied at 1, the Nordiques put in what would be the game winning goal with just over 3 minutes left in regulation.

After splitting the series with Main, Johnstown finds themselves with 10 points (4-3-2) and slipping into 3rd place behind the New Jersey Titans (1st place) and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights (2nd place).

SCORING RECAP

1st Period Recap

  • 10:19 Johnstown goal scored by Bennett Stockdale, assisted by Carson Gallagher and Max Kouznetsov.

Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (11) | Maine (8)

2nd Period Recap

  • 2:30 Maine goal scored by Casper Soderling, assisted by Tyler Harvey and Emmanuel Sanchez.
Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (22) | Maine (22)

3rd Period Recap

  • 16:46 Maine goal scored by Isaiah Fox, assisted by Makem Demers.
Final Shots on Goal count: Johnstown (33) | Maine (31)

Three Stars of the Game

  • 1st Star : Connor Androlewicz, G, Maine
  • 2nd Star : Isiah Fox, F, Maine
  • 3rd Star : Alex Tracy, G, Johnstown

LOOKING AHEAD

The Tomahawks hit the road again next weekend, taking on the Maryland Black Bears on October 11th and 12th, then move on to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on October 18th and 19th.

Johnstown will return home for a three game series against the Northeast Generals. October 25th will be a special night honoring Johnstown Jets legend Reg Kent, where the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a commemorative bobblehead. October 26 will be Trick or Treat at the Rink night and October 27 will be the annual Sundies Undies Toss.

Tickets are available in-person at the 1st Summit Arena Box Office and online at www.1stSummitArena.com/go/Tomahawks.

Don’t Call it a Comeback – Hawks Win 5-4

LEWISTON, Maine. – The Johnstown Tomahawks hit the ice in front of just over 1,300 fans attending the inaugural home opener of the Maine Nordiques. While Johnstown got on the board first, the Nordiques would go on to score 4 unanswered goals through the 1st and 2nd period.

Going into the third period with a 4-1 deficit, the Tomahawks dug deep to score 4 of their own unanswered goals to fend off the Nordiques. Goaltender Blaine Moore picked up his first start and win of the young season.

Max Kouznetsov, who scored 2 goals in the contest, has the distinction of scoring the first NAHL regulation goal at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, home of the Nordiques.

Scoring Breakdown

1st Period Recap:

  • 8:25 Johnstown gets on the board first with a goal by Max Kouznetsov, assisted by Sean Bauchens.
  • 9:38 Maine answers with a goal by Alex Rivet, assisted by Kylar Fenton and Emmanuel Sanchez.
  • 19:15 Main pulls ahead with the goal by Trent Grimshaw, assisted by Noah Kane.
2nd Period Recap:

  • 12:54 Maine goal scored by Isaiah Fox, assisted by Filip Lofdahl.
  • 13:19 Maine pulls ahead 4-1 with an unassisted goal by Stefan Owens.

Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (29) | Maine (23)
3rd Period Recap:

  • 2:18 Johnstown goal scored by Tristan Poissant, assisted by Quinn Warmuth.
  • 6:57 Johnstown goal scored by Max Kouznetsov, his second of the game, again assisted by Sean Bauchens.
  • 7:39 Johnstown ties the game 4-4 with an unassisted goal by Carson Gallagher.
  • 18:09 Johnstown game winning goal scored by Carson Gallagher, his second of the game, assisted by Max Kouznetsov on the power play.

Final Shots on Goal count: Johnstown (43) | Maine (32)
Three Stars of the Game:

  • 1st Star : Max Kouznetsov, Johnstown
  • 2nd Star : Carson Gallagher, Johnstown
  • 3rd Star : Alex Rivet, Maine

Looking Ahead

The Tomahawks will face off against the Maine Nordiques again on Saturday, October 5th, and hit the road for series against Maryland and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton over the next two weeks. Johnstown will return home later in October to take on the Northeast Generals on October 25th, 26th, and 27th.

Three promotions are on deck with the next Tomahawks home stand. On Friday, October 25th, fans can take home a commemorative bobblehead of Johnstown Jets Legend Reg Kent! October 26th will be Trick or Treat Night at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA, and October 27 is the annual Sundies Undies Toss.

Tickets are available in-person at the 1st Summit Arena Box Office and online at www.1stSummitArena.com/go/Tomahawks.

Tomahawks Earn 3 of 4 Points

JOHNSTOWN, Penn. – The Johnstown Tomahawks held on to the end in a high scoring contest, but fell to the New Jersey Titans in a shootout, ending the game 5-6.
The Tomahawks wore special teal jerseys in an effort to Paint the Towns Teal, supporting Ovarian Cancer Awareness. These jerseys were made available through DASH Auctions to fans, with proceeds benefiting the Ann Harris Smith Foundation.

Scoring Breakdown:

1st Period Recap

  • No scores

Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (9) | New Jersey (9)

2nd Period Recap

  • Noah Basarab put the Tomahawks on the board with the a assists going to Carson Gallagher and Bennett Stockdale.
  • The Titans tied the score at 1 off the stick of Tyler Nielsen, with the assist to Matt Cameron.
  • New Jersey breaks the tie, going up 2-1 with a goal from Chris Garbe, assisted by Mitch Machlitt and Cade Penney.
  • Mac Wiseman furthers the Titans lead to 3-1, with assists going to Matt Cameron and Kyler Head.
  • Bennett Stockdale found the back of the net, making it 3-2, with the assist from Sean Bauchens.

Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (19) | New Jersey (20)

3rd Period Recap:

  • Quinn Warmuth tied it up, 3-3, with assists coming from Tristan Poissant and Matthew Doyle.
  • The Tomahawks pulled ahead 4-3 with Matthew Doyle scoring off the assist from Jesse Lycan.
  • New Jersey again ties the score at 4-4, with a goal from Mitch Machlitt, assisted by Ole Andersen and Matthew Iasenza.

Shots on Goal After the Third Period: Johnstown (26) | New Jersey (29)

OT / Shootout Recap:

  • Mitch Machlitt scores the game winner in a shootout.
Final Shots on Goal count: Johnstown (29) | New Jersey (30)
The Tomahawks will hit the road next weekend for contests against the Maine Nordiques. Johnstown will return home later in October to take on the Northeast Generals on October 25th, 26th, and 27th.Two promotions are on deck with the next home stand, when October 26th will be Trick or Treat Night at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA, and October 27 is the annual Sundies Undies Toss.

Tickets are available in-person at the 1st Summit Arena Box Office and online at www.1stSummitArena.com/go/Tomahawks.

Tomahawks Defeat Titans 5-2 (9/28/2019)

JOHNSTOWN, Penn. – The Johnstown Tomahawks returned home to face the New Jersey Titans for the first time since ending their season in Round 2 of the 2018-19 NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs.
Guests were treated to a special celebrity appearance, as two-time Stanley Cup Champion Phil Bourque met with fans throughout the game. The Ol’ Two Niner stuck around for the entirety of the game, recounting memories of 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial, where he earned his first NHL contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins at a tryout camp.
Three banners were unveiled, commemorating the 2018-19 Johnstown Tomahawks, whose historic season saw them earn the NAHL East Division Championship, NAHL Regular Season Championship, and NAHL East Division Playoff Championship.
Scoring Breakdown:
1st Period Recap:
  • Spencer DenBeste put the Tomahawks on the board with assists from Pavel Kharin and Carson Grainer.

Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (6) | New Jersey (8)

2nd Period Recap:
  • Nicholas Martino put the Tomahawks up 2-0 off an assist from Malik Alishlalov.
  • Shane Havliand of New Jersey scored off assists from Kyle Jeffers and Brody Medeiros.
  • The New Jersey Titans tied the game off a goal from Brody Medeiros, assisted by Kyle Jeffers.

Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (9) | New Jersey (7)

3rd Period Recap:

  • Tristan Poissant put what would be the game winning goal in the net off an assist from Colin Price.
  • Poissant would score again to pull away with a 4-2 lead, with the assist from Christian Gorscak.
  • An unassisted Colin Price then put away the empty netter, leading to a final score of 5-2.

Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown (27) | New Jersey (18)

The Tomahawks will again face off against the New Jersey Titans on Saturday, September 28th. Tickets are available in-person at the 1st Summit Arena Box Office and online at www.1stSummitArena.com/go/Tomahawks.