JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown Tomahawks announced today that the team has made a series of transactions ahead of tonight’s game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights.
The Tomahawks traded defenseman Zak Galambos to the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League. The Walnut Creek, Calif., native scored three goals and added 12 assists in 18 games played for the Tomahawks.
In corresponding moves, Johnstown has acquired forward Logan Stork from the Minnesota Wilderness and defenseman Brandon Young from the Bismarck Bobcats.
To make room for the new acquisitions, forward Tiernan Seningen has been released.
Stork, a Pittsburgh native,earned seven points (four goals, three assists) in 16 games for the Wilderness.
“Logan Stork is a player we have some familiarity with being a Pittsburgh kid as we scouted him over the last few years and he attended our main camp two seasons ago,” head coach Mike Letizia said. “He began the season in Des Moines of the USHL and then with Minnesota where he had a good start to the season. We are excited to bring him closer to home and add his energy, work ethic and passion into our lineup where I think it will create a positive spark throughout our club.”
Young, of Twin Lakes, Mich., is in his first NAHL season as a 1996-birth year defenseman. In 14 games with Bismarck, he tallied three points (one goal, two assists).
“We were looking to stabilize our back-end a little bit as it has been hampered by injuries and other circumstances,” Letizia said. “Adding Brandon Young not only helps that, but also adds an experienced veteran D-man to our blue line who has great size, good mobility, and a good sense for the game. We feel he will help balance out our D-core and that he should play some quality minutes for our club.”
Stork will wear the number 15 for the Tomahawks while Young will wear the number 2.
Both Stork and Young are expected to be in the Tomahawks lineup tonight against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
The Tomahawks and Knights face off at 7:30 p.m., at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena for the start of Black & Gold weekend. For tickets, call 1-800-745-3000, visit the War Memorial box office or visit Ticketmaster.com.