Tomahawks Score Three Goals in Third Period To Secure Regular Season Title in 3-2 Win

Apr 5, 2019

JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown Tomahawks used three third period goals to defeat the Jamestown Rebels 3-2 and secure the team’s first regular season league title.
Scoring Breakdown:
1st Period Recap
  • The Tomahawks Rebels exchanged scoring chances but neither goaltender surrendered a goal.
  • Johnstown’s best chance of the period came when Christian Gorscak went in on Rebels goalie Noah West on a breakaway, but was stopped by the goaltender
Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (8) | Jamestown (17)
2nd Period Recap
  • Both goaltenders starred in the second period, turning away chances from either side.
  • Jamestown gained the momentum with extended time in the Tomahawks zone later in the second period.
  • The Rebels gained a 1-0 lead when Niki Jasko completed a breakaway on Carter McPhail.
Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (18) | Jamestown (31)
3rd Period Recap:
  • The third period momentum swung in favor of the Tomahawks as the team rattled off numerous chances on West.
  • Tomahawks forward Bennett Stockdale tied the game at 1-1 when his shot from the right circle solved West through his five-hole.
  • Five minutes later, Roman Kraemer gave the Tomahawks their first lead of the evening with a power play goal at the 11:42 mark of the second period. Oliver Benwell assisted on the goal.
  • Chad Merrell chipped in his eighth of the season at 16:09 of the third period for a 3-1 Tomahawks lead.
  • Jamestown added another goal from Hunter Johannes with one second remaining to salt the game at 3-2 Tomahawks.
Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown (25) | Jamestown (45)
The Tomahawks conclude the 2018-19 regular season Saturday night at Jamestown. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.
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