An exciting and hard-fought mid-week match-up but not many goals to show for it, in Tomahawk’s loss against the Jamestown Rebels in Jamestown, N.J. Wednesday night.
The Tomahawks had plenty of opportunities to score throughout the game. A good effort by goaltender Matt O’Donnell and the Johnstown Tomahawks was not enough to overcome the Rebels.
Although there were not a lot of goals in the first period, it was a hard-fought battle between the two teams. Both goalies were on their A-game this Wednesday evening making impressive saves. Coming off a double loss weekend against the Northeast Generals the Tomahawks were hungry for a win but couldn’t find the back of the net during the first period. Both teams would head into the locker-room tied at zero after the first twenty.
After a pretty uneventful first period, it was a waiting game to see which team would get on the board first. Throughout the first 30 minutes, there were no goals as well as no penalties for either team. Tomahawks had their opportunities but couldn’t get past the Rebels goaltender. Finally, at 11:34 Jake Black netted his 35th goal of the season. Black’s goal assisted by Jacob Badal and Egan Schmitt put the Tomahawks on the board first. However, Jamestown would answer at 3:47 tying the game at one. The Tomahawks and Rebels would head into the locker room tied at 1.
Coming back on to the ice all tied up, both teams were looking to take the lead. There was no change in score through the first ten minutes of action in the third period. With one second left in the power-play, Jamestown took the lead over Johnstown with 7:50 to go in regulation. Just minutes later, Jamestown extended their lead to 3-1 over the Tomahawks. Then once again Jamestown scores their third goal of the night making it 4-1. The Rebels would go on to claim the victory over the Tomahawks.
The Johnstown Tomahawks return to the First Summit Arena this weekend to face the Danbury Jr Hat Tricks this Friday and Saturday. As always, tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by stopping in or calling the Tomahawk’s main office.