JOHNSTOWN, Penn. – The Johnstown Tomahawks took on the New Jersey Titans tonight in Middletown, NJ.
Titans’ Shane Haviland started the scoring 13 minutes into the 1st period. The Tomahawks exited the first period with two successful penalty kills but left nothing on the scoreboard.
New Jersey was quick to put in another goal during the 2nd period. The goal was scored by Cade Penney, assisted by Kyler Head and Tyler Nasca. Johnstown’s Christian Gorscak scores the Tomahawks first goal of the night, with the help of Max Kouznetsov and Reed Stark. Nick DeSantis of the Titans’ scores unassisted with less than two minutes left in the period.
Tristan Poissant made an early goal in the start of the 3rd period with an assist by Christian Gorscak. New Jersey put up two more goals by forward Gavin Gulash and defencemen Tyler Nasca. Not giving up without a fight, Tomahawk’s Andrew Murphy scores with the assistance of Pavel Kharin with 5 minutes left in the game.
With the Tomahawks loss, trailing the Titans 3-5 , the Tomahawks continue to sit in 2nd place in the division behind New Jersey. In other East Division action, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton falls 4-5 to Northeast in over-time. The Jamestown Rebels beat Maryland 5-3.
Scoring and Penalty Breakdown:
1st Period Recap
- 07:19 Johnstown penalty, Brendan Blair, Cross Checking (2min)
- 13:02 New Jersey goal by Shane Haviland
- 13:28 Johnstown penalty, Max Kouznetsov, Slashing (2min)
- 15:01 New Jersey penalty, Brody Mederios, Delay of Game (2min)
2nd Period Recap
- 03:57 Johnstown penalty, Bennett Stockdale, Hooking (2min)
- 03:57 New Jersey penalty, Michael Outzen, Delay of Game (2min)
- 04:59 New Jersey goal, Cade Penney, assist: Kyler Head and Tyler Nasca
- 05:27 New Jersey penalty, Patrick Pugliese, served by Kyle Jeffers, Tripping (2min)
- 11:10 Johnstown penalty, Ryan Poorman, Interference (2min)
- 17:23 Johnstown goal, Christian Gorscak, assist: Max Kouznetsov and Reed Stark
- 18:21 New Jersey goal, Nick DeSantis
- 19:16 Johnstown penalty, Matthew Doyle, Tripping (2min)
3rd Period Recap
- 02:59 Johnstown goal, Tristan Poissant, assist: Christian Gorscak
- 03:57 Johnstown penalty, Brendan Blair, Holding (2min)
- 03:57 New Jersey goal, Gavin Gulash, assistL Chris Garbe and Brody Medeiros
- 04:48 Johnstown penalty, Noah Basarab, Goalie Interference, (2min)
- 09:50 New Jersey goal, Tyler Nasca, assist: Mitch Machlitt
- 12:37 New Jersey penalty, Tyler Nasca, Tripping (2min)
- 15:04 Johnstown goal, Andrew Murphy, assist: Pavel Kharin
- 15:51 New Jersey penalty, Tyler Nasca, Interference, (2min)
The Tomahawks will play New Jersey again tomorrow night in Middletown.
They’ll return home January 31st and February 1st to host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. Friday night will be our Faith & Family Night, while Saturday is our Pucks & Prayers Night.
Tickets are available in-person at the 1ST SUMMIT ARENA Box Office and online at www.1stSummitArena.com/go/Tomahawks.