Tomahawks Make Mid-Season Roster Moves

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January 11, 2013                            


Tomahawks Make Mid-Season Roster Moves


JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Johnstown Tomahawks General Manager Rick Boyd announced today the team has completed two trades and temporarily called up one player from the North American Tier III Hockey League’s Granite City Lumberjacks.


On Jan. 9, the Tomahawks acquired defenseman Mitch Hall from the Jamestown Ironmen in exchange for a future draft pick. The St. Cloud, MN native had a +6 rating in 22 games with the Ironmen.


The following day, Johnstown traded defenseman Kristaps Bazevics to the Wichita Falls Wildcats for Corey Schafer. Schafer, an 18-year-old forward who previously played in the American West Hockey League, is a native of Johnstown. He played 19 games and had three assists with the Wildcats this season.


In addition, Dakoda Menslage has been added to the Tomahawks roster on a temporary basis. The 17-year-old defenseman from Orleans, Mass. previously signed with Johnstown as a tender and will play fulltime with the team next season. Menslage had nine assists and 11 points (2-9-11) and a +15 rating with the Lumberjacks.


The Tomahawks play three games in three days at the War Memorial against the Port Huron Fighting Falcons on Jan. 11 and 12 and Sault Ste. Marie Eagles on Jan. 13. On Saturday, Jan. 12, the team will present its Kids Day, featuring regional mascots and fun events for kids, and all fans will receive a free team photo. For additional information, call 814-536-4625, email, or visit