The Tomahawks came back from a 2-0 deficit, but the Warriors Colin Larkin scored a pair of unanswered goals to defeat the Tomahawks 4-2 on Saturday night at the Cambria County War Memorial. The teams played a physical game, including a pre-game brawl which included four game misconducts.
Michigan got on the board first, as Colin Horton’s shot slid under the pad of Jake Moore at 4:40 of the first period. Sean Campbell added an assist on the goal. The Warriors made it 2-0 later in the period, as Jake Hopfner scored at 6:26. Alec Pellegrino and Campbell tallied assists on the power-play goal.
Joe Drabin got the Tomahawks on the board, as his shot hit the crossbar and landed inside the net at 18:26 of the first period. Tommy Hall and Trevor Recktenwald each added assists on the goal. Early in the second period, Mitch Hall tied the game, scoring a power-play goal at 4:17. Shane Bednard added an assist to increase his season point total to 33.
Later in the period, the Warriors regained the lead, as Colin Larkin took a pass from Zack Szajner and fired a shot past Moore at 16:30. Pellegrino also had an assist on the goal. The Warriors extended the lead to 4-2 when Larkin scored at 13:25 of the third period. Pellegrino and Ryan Dougherty each added assists on the goal.
Robbie Beydoun earned the win, stopping 19 of 21 shots. Moore took the loss, allowing four goals on 26 shots. Both the Tomahawks and Warriors went 1-for-4 on the power play, while combining for 104 penalty minutes. The Warriors outshot the Tomahawks 26-21.
The Tomahawks travel to Port Huron to take on the Fighting Falcons next Friday and Saturday. They take the following weekend off, before welcoming the Warriors back to the War Memorial Feb. 14 and 15. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.johnstowntomahawks.com, call 814-536-4625 or visit the Tomahawks office across from section 14 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.