By Ed Sheets
The Soo Eagles defeated the Johnstown Tomahawks 3-0 on Thursday night at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena.
The Eagles struck first as AJ Jarosz’s shot from the right side slid past Okicki at 5:39. Soo made it 2-0 at 16:02, when Mike Sabatini scored during a 5-on-3 power play.
The Eagles extended their lead to three when Jacob McDowell took a quick pass from Ryan Urso and shot it past Okicki from the left side at 8:21 of the third period.
Okicki took the loss, stopping 20 of 23 shots. Brennan, the former Tomahawks goaltender, earned the win in his first game back at the War Memorial, stopping all 19 shots he faced. Sabatini scored the lone power-play goal of the game, as both teams went a combined 1-for-11.
The Tomahawks and Eagles meet again tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at the Cambria County War Memorial as part of Face Off Against Cancer Weekend. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.johnstowntomahawks.com or call 814-536 GOAL (4625).