The Johnstown Tomahawks scored first on Saturday night, but the Michigan Warriors scored four unanswered goals to take the second game of the two-game weekend series 4-1.
Just five seconds into a five-minute power-play, Cam Bleck got Johnstown (3-4-0) on the board, scoring after Steve Quagliata’s original shot deflected off the pads of Michigan goaltender Ryan Wischow at 11:45 of the second period. Trevor Recktenwald also added an assist on Bleck’s second goal of the season.
Mitch Wedding tied the game for Michigan (1-5-0) later in the period, taking a pass from Tyler Groat and scoring on a shot from above the left face-off circle at 6:02. Former Tomahawk Garrison Sanipass also had an assist on the goal.
The Warriors took the lead1:05 into the third period, as Sanipass deflected a shot from Wedding past Johnstown goaltender Ryan Bednard. Cam Jorgensen earned the second assist on the power-play goal.
Groat gave the Warriors a 3-1 lead later in the period, scoring a power-play goal on a shot from inside the left faceoff circle at 15:21. Wedding and Sanipass registered the assists on the goal. Groat set the final score just over a minute later, taking a long pass from Cody Lichtenvoort near the blue line and scoring at 16:27.
Wischow earned the win, stopping 27 of 28 shots. Bednard took the loss, stopping 25 of 29 shots. The Tomahawks went 1-for-8 on the power play, while the Warriors went 3-for-7.
The Tomahawks are off next weekend, before returning to Flint to take on the Warriors Oct. 10 and 11. They open the 2014-15 home schedule on Saturday Oct. 25 against the Keystone Ice Miners at 7 p.m.
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