JOHNSTOWN, Penn. – The Johnstown Tomahawks shut out the Jamestown Rebels 2-0 on Wednesday night at 1st Summit Arena.
There was no scoring in the 1st period, but there was plenty of action. Both goalies made several important stops, including a highlight-reel stick save by Rebels goalie, Noah West.
The beginning of the 2nd period was much like the 1st, with plenty of quality saves by the goalies. West continued his strong play, this time stopping Carson Grainer on a shorthanded breakaway. But the Tomahawks, who controlled momentum through most of the period, finally broke the ice. Max Kouznetsov kept his hot streak going, scoring his 11th of the year to put Johnstown up 1-0.
The Tomahawks stood tall defensively during the 3rd period, and Alex Tracy stopped the late Jamestown onslaught. Kouznetsov then scored an empty net goal, his second of the night and 12th of the season, to put the final nail in the coffin and secure the 2-0 victory.
With the win, Johnstown now has 42 points on the year and remain in second place in the East behind New Jersey (45 points). No other teams in the division were active tonight.
1st Period Recap
2nd Period Recap
- 12:41 Johnstown goal scored by Max Kouznetsov, assisted by Spencer DenBeste and Bennett Stockdale.
3rd Period Recap
- 19:59 Johnstown empty net goal scored by Max Kouznetsov, assisted by Spencer DenBeste.
Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown Tomahawks (33) | Jamestown Rebels (23)
Three Stars of the Game:
- Alex Tracy, Johnstown
- Max Kouznetsov, Johnstown
- Noah West, Jamestown
The Tomahawks will be back home December 30th and 31st against the Maine Nordiques. Monday night will be our Holiday Music Fest, featuring local bands playing all of your favorite holiday hits. Then, on Tuesday night, join us as we ring in the New Year as part of our New Year’s Eve Celebration.
They will then travel to Jamestown to face the Rebels on January 10th and 11th at Northwest Arena.
Tickets are available in-person at the 1ST SUMMIT ARENA Box Office and online at www.1stSummitArena.com/go/Tomahawks.