JOHNSTOWN – Defenseman Ethan Webb notched his first North American Hockey League goal en route to a 4-1 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights Saturday night at 1st Summit Arena.
1st Period Recap
The Tomahawks fired up the home crowd when Mitch Hale’s turnaround shot solved Zach Stejskal five-hole for a 1-0 lead. Hale’s 11th of the season was assisted by Carson Brière and Carter Dwyer.
After a neutral zone turnover, the Knights tied the game when Adrian Danchenko’s shot beat Carter McPhail at the 8:23 mark of the first period.
The Tomahawks responded at 16:17 after Roman Kraemer slid the puck five-hole again on Stejskal. His 11th of the season was assisted by Sam Solensky and Andrew Murphy.
Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (20) | WB/Scranton (8)
2nd Period Recap
Early in the second period, the Tomahawks generate plenty of shots on goal on Stejskal but the 6’5 netminder kept all pucks out the net.
The Knights scrambled around the Tomahawks net in the latter stages of the period, sending eight shots in total during the period but McPhail made several key saves to keep the score at 2-1 after two periods.
Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (30) | WB/Scranton (16)
3rd Period Recap:
Johnstown added to its lead when Oliver Benwell deflected a shot by Austin Friesen for his 27th goal of the season.
Ethan Webb added to the Johnstown lead with his first NAHL goal from an assist from Hale to put the Hawks in front 4-1.
Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown (50) | WB/Scranton (28)
The next time the Tomahawks are on home ice is Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 for Fan Appreciation Weekend. March 29 is Sam Solensky Bobblehead Giveaway Night presented by ABD Construction, First Scoop To Go, OakridgeStorage, Esmark, Vatavuk’s Diner, the Slovak Education Club of Windber and Asiago’s Tuscan Italian.
March 30 is the continuation of Fan Appreciation Weekend with giveaways and other items just for our fans!