The Johnstown Tomahawks suffered an overtime loss to the Northeast Generals in Attleboro, Massachusetts Sunday afternoon by a final score of 3-2.
Despite facing 17 shots in the 1st period, Matt O’Donnell stood strong in net making all 17 saves for Johnstown to hold the Generals off the board in the opening 20. Northeast had a good defensive presence also as the period ended scoreless on both sides.
Ryan Gordon broke the ice first for the Generals on a delayed penalty call just 51 seconds into the 2nd period, giving the Generals a 1-0 lead. Braedon Ford got the Tomahawks on the board with a deflection off the shot from Frank Jenkins, tying the game at 1 with 14:14 to go in the 2nd. Holt Oliphant gave the Tomahawks the lead with 8:21 to in the period with his 14th goal of the season, coming on the power play. The Generals tie it back up in the late stages of the 2nd period with Joe Schubert scoring his eighth goal of the season, sending the game to the 3rd tied at 2.
60 minutes wasn’t enough Sunday afternoon with the 3rd period going scoreless as well, the game headed to overtime tied at 2. Jared Scott and Northeast come away with the win in overtime with a 3-2 final.
The Tomahawks play again next on March 16 as they head to Jamestown, New York for a game against the Rebels Wednesday night at 6 PM. Following on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 the Tomahawks will be back home at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA for a weekend series against the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks. On the agenda for the weekend is St. Patrick’s Night March 18 and on Saturday there will be a water bottle giveaway presented by 1ST SUMMIT BANK along with Pucks and Paws Night presented by Cambria Vet Care.