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.
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.