ATTLEBORO, Mass. – In a back-and-forth contest, the Northeast Generals squeaked a 5-4 shootout win past the Johnstown Tomahawks Sunday afternoon at New England Sports Village.
1st Period Recap
Much like Saturday night’s contest, Northeast lassoed the game’s first goal early int he period when Connor Mashall flicked a wrist shot past Tomahawks goalie Cooper Lukenda.
Johnstown tied the game approximately four minutes later as Colin Price found the twine for his eighth of the season. Mitch Hale and Pavel Kharin assisted on the goal.
Less than a minute later, the Generals gained their lead back as Louis Boudon scored his 15th of the season.
However, Johnstown managed to tie the score 2-2 with 13 seconds remaining in the first period after Carter Dwyer finished a pass from Joe Kile for his first of the season. Sam Solensky picked up the secondary helper.
Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (14) | Northeast (12)
2nd Period Recap
Northeast regained their lead after Trevor Smith tapped in a loose puck int he blue paint.
Johnstown rebounded again less than one minute later after Roman Kraemer made a power move, went backhand to forehand and slid the puck past Generals goalie David Fessenden to tie the game 3-3. Dwyer and Alex Wilkins assisted on Kraemer’s fifth of the season.
Before the period ended, Johnstown earned its first lead of the weekend after Kraemer capitalized off a Generals turnover and send the puck to Cameron Hebert, who scored his 18th of the season.
Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (28) | Northeast (22)
3rd Period Recap:
The Generals tied the game at 4-4 after Boudon scored his second of the game and 16th of the season.
Solensky had an early chance to win the game but was denied on a breakaway by Fessenden.
Marshall and Smith each scored for Northeast while Carson Brière and Hebert were unsuccessful in their turns to give Northeast a 5-4 shootout win.
Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown (43) | Northeast (33)
Johnstown is back on home ice February 1-2 for Kids Weekend presented by Hogue’s Fun Factory. Saturday, Feb. 2 is Chopper’s birthday celebration along with mascot mania and other kid-themed activities throughout the night.