JOHNSTOWN, Penn. – The Johnstown Tomahawks took on the New Jersey Titans tonight in Middletown, NJ.
Pavel Kharin started the scoring early 3 minutes into the 1st period, giving the Tomahawks a 1-0 lead. His goal was assisted by Andrew Murphy and Brendan Blair. With just a minute left in the period, rivalry tensions grew high. Johnstown’s Carson Gallagher was severed with a 5-minute major and a 10-minute misconduct for fighting. New Jersey’s Kyle Jeffers was severed a 5-minute major for fighting and a 10-minute misconduct for unsportsmanlike conduct. The penalties didn’t stop there. Kyler Head from the Titans was severed a 2-minute minor for unsportsmanlike conduct and a 2-minute minor for roughing. Tomahawk’s Tristan Poissant was severed a 2-minute minor at the end of the period for unsportsmanlike conduct.
During the 2nd period, Ryan Poorman of Johnstown gave the Tomahawks a 2-0 lead over the Titans. New Jersey’s Michael Outzen, Kyler Head and Cam Gendron each scored a goal, giving the lead to New Jersey.
There was no stopping the Tomahawks during the 3rd period. Defenceman, Matthew Doyle, scored his second goal of the season to tie up the game. Carson Gallagher with the assistance of Bennett Stockdale put the puck in the net giving Johnstown the lead. Ryan Poorman scores with the assistance of Bennett Stockdale again, giving the Hawks a 5-3 lead over New Jersey.
The Tomahawks beat 1st place New Jersey Titans 5-3, though the Tomahawks continue to sit in 2nd place in the division behind New Jersey. In other East Division action, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton falls 3-4 to Northeast. The Jamestown Rebels beat Maryland 3-2.
Scoring and Penalty Breakdown:
1st Period Recap
- 02:54 Johnstown goal, Pavel Kharin, assist: Andrew Murphy, Brendan Blair
- 19:07 Johnstown penalty, Carson Gallagher, Fighting (5min), Fighting (10min)
- 19:07 New Jersey penalty, Kyler Jeffers, Fighting (5min), Unsportsmanlike Conduct (10min)
- 19:56 New Jersey penalty, Kyler Head, served by Jake LaRusso, Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2min), Roughing (2min)
- 20:00 Johnstown penalty, Tristan Poissant, Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2min)
2nd Period Recap
- 02:35 New Jersey penalty, Nick DeSantis, Tripping (2min)
- 04:31 Johnstown goal, Andrew Murphy, assist: Bennett Stockdale
- 07:28 New Jersey goal, Micheal Outzen, assist: Daniel Dimon, Nick DeSantis
- 08:16 Johnstown penalty, Ethan Wedd, Interference (2min)
- 08:35 New Jersey goal, Kyler Head, assist: Matt Cameron, Michael Outzen
- 16:48 New Jersey penalty, Brad Zona, Interference (2min)
- 17:39 New Jersey goal, Cam Gendron, assist: Michael Outzen
3rd Period Recap
- 01:53 Johnstown goal, Matthew Doyle, assist: Max Kouznetsov, Reed Stark
- 01:53 New Jersey penalty, Brody Medeiros, Hooking (2min)
- 06:09 New Jersey penalty, Cam Gendron, High Sticking (2min)
- 06:52 Johnstown goal, Carson Gallagher, assist: Bennett Stockdale
- 07:16 Johnstown penalty, Liam Whitehouse, Holding (2min)
- 07:59 Johnstown penalty, Brendan Blair, Boarding (2min)
- 12:38 New Jersey penalty, Josef Glamos, Elbowing (2min)
- 12:46 Johnstown goal, Ryan Poorman, assist: Bennett Stockdale
- 16:12 New Jersey penalty, Brad Zona, Elbowing (2min)
They’ll return home January 31st and February 1st to host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. Friday night will be our Faith & Family Night, while Saturday is our Pucks & Prayers Night.
Tickets are available in-person at the 1ST SUMMIT ARENA Box Office and online at www.1stSummitArena.com/go/Tomahawks.