The Johnstown Tomahawks split the weekend series against the Maryland Black Bears with a win on Saturday night at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA.
The Tomahawks were hungry for a win after falling short Friday night. Maryland got started right off the bat with a power play goal just 52 seconds into the game from Dimitry Kebreau. Christian Catalano added onto the scoring for the Black Bears in the opening period, giving his team a 2-0 lead after the first 20.
Johnstown responded late in the second period as Gabriel Lunn scored his first goal of the season with 1:24 remaining in the second period, setting the scene for the third period.
The Tomahawks came out swinging in the third period with three goals in 6:14, with Will Lawrence and Tyler Chenevert also getting their first goals of the season, giving Johnstown a 4-2 lead in the later stage of the game. Kaleb Tiessen showed signs of life for Maryland scoring a shorthanded goal with 1:36 remaining in regulation. Johnstown held on to win the game by a final of 4-3.
The saga between these two teams continues next weekend as Johnstown travels to Piney Orchard Ice Arena for a three-game series with the Black Bears beginning Friday, October 28.