The Johnstown Tomahawks defeated the Maine Nordiques Friday night at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA in Johnstown by a final score of 6-3.
The Tomahawks top line of Badal, Ramsay and Black wasted no time getting on the scoresheet Friday night with Jacob Badal scoring the first goal of the game 3:31 in. Jake Black extended his point streak to nine games with the assist on the opening goal, then tallied one of his own 9:39 in, giving the Tomahawks a two-goal lead early in the game. With just under five minutes to go in the opening frame, Johnny Ulicny polished off the 1st period scoring his third goal of the season to make it 3-0 Hawks going into intermission.
Johnstown wasted no time again to start the 2nd with captain Holt Oliphant adding to the goal scoring :54 in to give the Tomahawks a 4-0 advantage. Black found the back of the net yet again 3:10 into the period, scoring his league-leading ninth goal of the young 2021-22 season. The fifth goal of the game would end the night for Maine netminder Avery Sturtz, with Gus Holt replacing him in net. Forward Stephen Kyrkostas extended the score to 6-0 for the Tomahawks with the second power play goal of the game.
The Maine Nordiques took control in the 3rd period, adding three goals to the board and ending netminder Tommy Heaney’s shutout in his Tomahawks debut 7:29 into period with a short-handed goal by Dom Marcinkevics. The Tomahawks prevailed and got out of Friday night’s game with a big 6-3 win to open the weekend series.
The two teams are back at it again tomorrow night with puck drop set for 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or through the Tomahawks office in person or by calling 814-536-4625.
(3:31) JOHNSTOWN – Badal from Black, Ramsay
(9:39) JOHNSTOWN – Black from, Ramsay, Bianchin
(15:06) JOHNSTOWN – Ulicny from Koufis, M. Oliphant 15:06 PPG
(:54) JOHNSTOWN – H. Oliphant from Murray, Kyrkostas
(3:10) JOHNSTOWN – Black, Wilcox, Geregach
(11:28) JOHNSTOWN – Kyrkostas from M. Oliphant, Koufis PPG
(7:29) MAINE – Marcinkevics from Gibbons, Bellina SHG
(12:29) MAINE – Meiers from Green, Connor
(14:33) MAINE – Bernardo from Belov, Fasig