Tomahawks Share Their Veteran Ties

Nov 7, 2019

The Johnstown Tomahawks are celebrating Military Appreciation Weekend with the next home series against the Jamestown Rebels on November 7th, 8th, and 9th.

The entire Johnstown Tomahawks organization thanks all who served, and those who are serving now. Your selflessness and sacrifices do not go unnoticed. All veterans and active members of the Armed Forces of the United States can receive a free ticket to the November 8th and 9th games by visiting the 1st Summit Arena Box Office and presenting their military ID, thanks to our friends at Martin-Baker.

We’d also like to extend a special recognition to the following veterans that have family on our team, and share some words from those players.

#2 Jack Therrien – Defenseman

My grandfather served in the Marines, and my uncle served in the Navy. I want to thank everyone for their service.

#5 Drew Murphy – Forward

I had two grandfathers in the Army, and Grandpa Murphy was in the Air Force. I would like to thank everyone who sacrificed their lives for us. Much love and appreciation. USA!

#26 Matt Doyle – Defenseman

I would like to thank everyone who has and is presently serving in the United States Military for keeping our country safe. I would like to thank my father Jeff, who served in the U.S. Navy, along with my grandpa Doyle and grandpa Smith, who served in the U.S. Army. Have a safe and enjoyable veterans weekend, everyone!

#27 Liam Whitehouse – Defenseman

My grandfather served in the Navy in Vietnam. My best friend, Andrew Blum, is currenlty in Parris Island in the Marines. I would like tho thank everyone who served.

#28 Spencer DenBeste – Forward

My dad served in the Army and the National guard for a total of six years. Both of my grandpas were also in the Coast Guard. I just want to thank everyone that has served.

#30 David Tomeo – Goaltender

I would like to thank everyone who has served in the military. Furthermore, I would like to give a special thank you to Benjamin Tomeo, my grandfather, who served in the Army, my grandfather, Carmine Tirone, who served in the Army, as well as my two uncles, Joe Damkowski and Anthony Sica, for their service. Lastly, I am honored to live with Doug and Terry Legenfelder, who have a combined 50 years of service in the Air Force. Thank you for your service and God bless.

#54 Adam Kolcon – Defenseman (Committed to Air Force Academy)

My father, Jeff, served in the Marines. Thank you to everyone who served!

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