Tomahawks Sweep Homestand Against Jets
For the second straight night the Johnstown Tomahawks took advantage of an early Mitch Kontny goal and dominated the Janesville Jets in shots 46-17 for a 4-1 win, their third straight, Sunday night at the Cambria County War Memorial. Kontny would score just 19 seconds into the first period, only three seconds longer than it took him to score the night before in a 5-3 win over the Jets.
For the second straight night, the Tomahawks dominated the Jets in shots during all three periods.
Johnstown (4-3-3) got another great performance from Bodhi Engum, who stopped 16-of-17 shots while picking up his third straight win. The Jets’ Austin Priebe stopped 42 of the 46 shots he faced in the loss for Janesville (4-4-2).
Johnstown was unable to connect on the power play going 0-for-4 while killing 3 of the 4 penalties they faced. The only goal given up on the penalty kill was a Brett Bauza power play goal at 4:11 of the third period, cutting the Janesville deficit to 2-1.
Johnstown came out firing in the second period, but Janesville goaltender Priebe was able to make some key stops to keep the score 1-0 until Jordan Watt’s wraparound shot would just cross the goal line at 15:19 to give the Tomahawks a 2-0 lead.
Johnstown’s Jesse Kessler and Janesville’s David Becker would drop the gloves seconds after the puck dropped to begin the third period.
Kontny scored his second goal of the night after deflecting a Brandon Brossoit shot in the air and past Priebe to give the Tomahawks a 3-1 lead.
Brossoit was unable to add to his two-game goal scoring streak but provided two assists in the game.
Less than two minutes later, Zack Wallace tipped a puck from Cody Bentzel past Priebe to set the final score at 4-1.
With the win the Tomahawks improved to 4-1-1 in home games and 3-0-1 at the Cambria County War Memorial.