By Ed Sheets
The Johnstown Tomahawks fell to the Wenatchee Wild 5-1 on Saturday night at the Cambria County War Memorial. Parker Tuomie scored two goals for the Wild, and Trey Bradley added three assists.
The Wild got on the board first as Tuomie scored from the right side of goaltender Jake Moore at 15:03 of the first period. He scored his second goal of the game 35 seconds into the second period.
Wenatchee extended the lead to three when Tanner Barnes scored at 4:43 of the second period, and got their fourth goal of the game, when Troy Loggins scored 1:21 into the third period.
Dakoda Menslage scored the lone Tomahawks goal at 4:44 of the third period. It was an unassisted goal and his first since scoring a goal against Soo on October 25th. Mike Coyne scored the final Wenatchee goal at 9:40.
Chase Perry stopped 11 of 12 shots in the win, while Johnstown’s Jake Moore stopped 37 of 42 in the loss. Neither team took advantage of the power play, with Johnstown going 0-for-4 and Wenatchee going 0-for-9.
Prior to the game, the Tomahawks held Scout Night, with a variety of activities being held for local Boy & Girl Scouts. Over 850 scouts, leaders, and family members attended the activities and the game.
The Tomahawks conclude their 11-game homestand next Friday & Saturday against Port Huron. Friday’s game begins at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday’s begins at 7 p.m. Saturday night’s game features the annual teddy bear toss benefitting local children.
The team will also be teaming up with St. Vincent dePaul to collect non-perishable food items before both games. Fans who bring a donation for the food drive will receive a set of Tomahawks player cards, while supplies last.