JOHNSTOWN – Carson Brière tallied two goals and Carter McPhail saved 25 shots en route to a 3-2 overtime thrilling win over the Jamestown Rebels, securing the team’s first regular season East Division title at 1st Summit Arena.
1st Period Recap
- Johnstown and Jamestown came out flying int he first period, setting the tone phsyically.
- With the Rebels in the box, the Tomahawks capitalized when Oliver Benwell tapped home a Sam Solensky pass behind Rebels netminder Noah West for a 1-0 lead.
- The Tomahawks penalty kill rose to the task after two consecutive penalties sent the Tomahawks a man short.
Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (9) | Jamestown (9)
2nd Period Recap
- Neither team was able to solve the respective goalies as both teams skated into the second intermission with the Tomahawks leading 1-0.
- Matt Doyle and Auggie Moore engaged in fisticuffs to help boost their team
Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (18) | Jamestown (22)
3rd Period Recap:
- The Rebels tied the game early in the third period when Niki Jasko scored his eighth of the season.
- Jamestown gained the lead with eight minutes to play in the third period with a goal from Alex Frye.
- After the Rebels suffered two consecutive delay of game penalties, the Tomahawks came through with 47 seconds left.
- Brière scored his 36th power play goal of the game to tie the contest at 2-2 before the period closed.
- The Tomahawks wasted little time securing their first regular season division title as just 16 seconds in to overtime Briere tipped a Hunter Toale pass past West for the 3-2 win.
- With his 25th win tonight, Carter McPhail supplanted Drew Hotte for the most wins all-time in Tomahawks history.
Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown (24) | Jamestown (27)
The homestand continues on Friday, March 8 for Fight Night II presented by Valley Printing. Four-time ECW Heavyweight Champion, “The Franchise” Shane Douglas will drop the ceremonial first puck and sign autographs.
Saturday, March is the annual Guns & Hoses game in conjunction with Brett Keisel Night. The two-time Super Bowl Champion will be on hand to drop the ceremonial first puck and sign autographs for fans.