The Johnstown Tomahawks used the man advantage on Friday night, scoring three power-play goals in a 4-3 victory over the Port Huron Fighting Falcons at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena. The Tomahawks went 3-for-4 on the power-play, while allowing only one Fighting Falcons power-play goal on four chances
The Tomahawks struck first as Zach Wallace scored from the right side of Alex Blankenburg at 11:22. Jordan Watt provided the assist on the goal.
Brandon Reinholz made it 2-0 on a power-play goal scored on a wrist shot in front of Blankenburg at 15:30 Shane Bednard and Omar Mullan added assists on the goal.
The Fighting Falcons got on the board early in the second period, as Logan Lambdin flicked a shot over the right leg ox Alex Okicki at 1:31. He tied the game with his second goal of the night at 6:03.
The Tomahawks capitalized on a five-on-three early in the third period, scoring the two goals that sealed the victory. Hall scored on a shot from above the right faceoff circle at 2:42, before Meier connected on the game-winner at 4:05.
The Fighting Falcons cut the deficit to one as Niko Coffman scored from the left side of Okicki at 8:05. The Fighting Falcons had opportunities late, including a penalty to Meier with 1:56 remaining in regulation. The Tomahawks stood strong, playing solid defense to close out the victory.
Alex Okicki earned the win, stopping 25 of 28 shots. Alex Blankenburg took the loss, his first of the season, allowing four goals on 44 shots. The Tomahawks are now 8-1-1 when scoring first and 7-2-0 when outshooting the opponent.
The Tomahawks conclude their 11-game homestand tomorrow night at 7 p.m. The annual teddy bear toss will be held during the game, and fans are invited to bring stuffed animals to throw onto the ice when the Tomahawks score their first goal of the game. All donations will benefit local children this holiday season. For more information visit www.johnstowntomahawks.com or call 814-536-GOAL (4625).