Tomahawks Down the Nordiques

JOHNSTOWN, Penn. – The Johnstown Tomahawks defeated the Maine Nordiques 4-2 on Monday night at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA.

Johnstown wasted little time getting on the board, scoring two goals within the first two minutes of the game. The first came off the stick of Carson Gallagher, his team-leading 15th of the year, while the other was courtesy of Max Kouznetsov’s 13th of the season. Maine responded about three minutes later, with Timmy Kent getting the tally.

Christian Gorscak scored his 14th of the year in the 2nd period, adding to his team-leading points total (37) and giving the Tomahawks a 3-1 lead. Johnstown looked to have scored their fourth goal of the night, but the referees waved it off. Later in the period, Noah Kane scored to put Maine within one once again.

The lone goal of the third period belonged to the Tomahawks on the power play, with DenBeste netting his 15th of the year and third point of the night. That was all Johnstown needed to secure the 4-2 victory.

With the win, the Tomahawks now have 44 points on the year and trail the New Jersey Titans (49 points) by five for the East Division lead.


Scoring Breakdown:

1st Period Recap

  • 0:15 Johnstown goal scored by Carson Gallagher, assisted by Liam Whitehouse.
  • 1:42 Johnstown goal scored by Max Kouznetsov, assisted by Spencer DenBeste and Christian Gorscak.
  • 4:56 Maine goal scored by Timmy Kent, assisted by Cannon Green and Noah Kane.

2nd Period Recap

  • 6:26 Johnstown goal scored by Christian Gorscak, assisted by Spencer DenBeste and Max Kouznetsov.
  • 16:12 Maine goal scored by Noah Kane, assisted by Kevin Pitts and Kylar Fenton.

3rd Period Recap

  • 0:27 Johnstown power play goal scored by Spencer DenBeste, assisted by Christian Gorscak and Tristan Poissant.


Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown Tomahawks (15) | Maine Nordiques (12)


Three Stars of the Game:

  1. Christian Gorscak, Johnstown
  2. Max Kouznetsov, Johnstown
  3. Spencer DenBeste, Johnstown


Looking Ahead:

The Tomahawks will finish their series against the Maine Nordiques tomorrow night, December 31st. Join us as we ring in the New Year as part of our New Year’s Eve Celebration! **A reminder that the game begins at 6:00 PM.**

They will then travel to Jamestown, NY to face the Rebels on January 10th and 11th before returning home to host the Maryland Black Bears on January 17th and 18th. The 17th will feature our second bobblehead giveaway of the year, where we honor long-time volunteer, Charlie Johnson. The 18th will be a kid’s night, as well as Chopper’s birthday celebration!

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