The Johnstown Tomahawks and Port Huron Fighting Falcons battled until the final whistle on Friday night. In the end, the Fighting Falcons picked up the series sweep with a 4-3 win at the Cambria County War Memorial
Jon Hall got the Fighting Falcons on the board in the first period, firing a shot past Brett Young and into the top right corner of the net at 6:06. Noah Batis made it a two-goal game, scoring on a shot that slid past the left leg of Young at 8:00.
The Tomahawks cut the deficit back to one at 10:53, as Brandon Reinholz took advantage of a deflection for his second goal of the postseason Jordan Watt and Mitch Hall added assists on the goal. The Fighting Falcons regained the two-goal lead, as Alex Archibald scored a power-play goal at 15:13. Just over a minute later, Matthew Meier fired a shot inside the left post to make it a 3-2 game. Shane Bednard and Mitch Hall earned assists on Meier’s first goal of the postseason. In the second period, the Fighting Falcons made it a 4-2 game, as Bryan Yim scored a power-play goal at 8:41. Vito Aluia and Noah Batis each added assists on the goal.
The Tomahawks made a goaltending change prior to the start of the third period, as Alex Okicki came into the game to replace Young. Dakoda Menslage pulled them within one, as he deflected a puck past Max Milosek at 4:11. Bednard added an assist on Menslage’s first goal of the postseason. Late in the game, Watt had a breakaway opportunity with just seconds on the clock, but Milosek was able to make a pad save to preserve the 4-3 victory.
Milosek earned the win, stopping 28 of 31 shots. Young took the loss, allowing four goals on 19 shots. Okicki went a perfect six-for-six in the third period. The Tomahawks went 2-for-6 on the power play while going 5-for-7 on the penalty kill.
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