With the North American Hockey League’s Top Prospects Tournament less than a week away, we continue taking a closer look at all of the Tomahawks representatives that will represent the Johnstown Tomahawks at the highly scouted event in Plymouth, Mich.
Today, we take a look at forward and assistant captain, Andrew Romano, who is making his first appearance in the tournament.
Romano is a product of the Philadelphia Junior Flyers hockey program, which has seen current Tomahawks forward Brendan Jaquay and Tiernan Seningen wear the orange and black uniform.
In December of 2013, the 5-7 forward accepted a tender with the Tomahawks. The rest of the season with the Junior Flyers, Romano earned 48 points in 36 games.
The coaching staff knew they were getting a leader and proven point-getter and in his rookie season in the NAHL, Romano proved he could put points in the stats sheet.
Moreover, his rookie season provided him the chance to learn about what it takes to play in the league.
“I grew up and learned a lot,” said Romano. “One lesson I learned was that at times things may not go your way and it’s important to stick to playing your game through the good and bad times.”
Romano scored seven goals and added 17 assists in 2014-15 and was a key defensive player down the stretch for the team.
This season, Romano is enjoying a spike in his point totals as he currently leads all Tomahawks with 42 points.
Romano, along with his six chosen teammates, will be scouted by more than 200 scouts at the Top Prospects Tournament; a chance for all involved to move onto the next level.
Stay tuned for more information regarding the tournament and how you can follow along. Tomorrow, we will take a look at forward Kelly O’Brien, who will be a part of the Selects team.