Tanner Barnes scored two goals, and Steve Quagliata scored his first goal of the season for the Johnstown Tomahawks on Saturday night. Unfortunately, six Janesville goals in the third period gave the Jets a 6-3 victory, completing the weekend sweep. The loss is the Tomahawks seventh straight, and third straight on the road.
For the second straight night, the Tomahawks got on the board first, as Barnes scored 5:26 into the second period. Casey Linkenheld and Joe Drabin each earned assists on the power-play goal.
Early in the second period, Barnes took advantage of an Ian Spencer pass to score his second goal of the game. The multi-goal game is the first for Barnes as a member of the Tomahawks, and his first since scoring two goals for Wenatchee in a 4-2 victory over Aberdeen on Dec. 13, 2013.
Drew Callin got the Jets on the board 5:06 into the third period. Kevin Dineen and Alex Smith received the assists on the goal.
Less than a minute later, Steve Quagliata regained the Tomahawks two goal advantage. Dakoda Menslage and Andrew Romano got the assists on Quagliata’s first goal of the season.
The Jets cut the deficit back down to one, as Evan Feno scored at 12:59. Ian Janco tied the game at 16:16, before Feno gave the Janesville its first lead of the game just over a minute later. Dan Kucerovy and Ryan Smits each scored in the final minute to set the final score.
Blake Weyrick earned the win, stopping 18 of 21 shots. Gwillim stopped 42 of 47 shots in the loss. The Tomahawks went 1-for-4 on the power-play and a perfect 8-for-8 on the penalty kill.
The Tomahawks travel to Springfield next weekend for a three-game series against the Jr. Blues. Face-off in the first game is set for 8:00 p.m. EST Thursday night. The next home game is Thursday February 12th, when the Tomahawks host Keystone at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.johnstowntomahawks.com or call 814-536-4635.