ATTLEBORO, Mass – The Johnstown Tomahawks sent 40 shots on goal but were clipped by the Northeast Generals 4-1 Sunday afternoon at the New England Sports Village.
For the third consecutive contest, the Generals opened the scoring after Joe Mancuso collected a loose puck in the slot and fired it behind a screened Tomahawks goalie Britt League for the 1-0 lead. Matt Demelis and Ryan Bogan assisted on the goal.
Johnstown battled back and tied the contest at 1-1 after Ben Schmidling accepted a pass from Christian Gorscak and beat Northeast goalie David Fessenden. The goal represented Schmidling’s third of the season.
In the second period, the Generals quickly broke the tie 27 seconds into the fame with a Mike Egan goal. Luke Perunovich and Noel Parker picked up the assists.
The Generals added to their lead to make it 3-1 later in the second period. Anthony Quatieri scored his third goal in three games at the 10:55 mark.
Northeast would not surrender a goal in the third period as Johnstown sent plenty of pucks to Fessenden.
Generals forward Justin Jallen set the final score at 4-1 with an empty-net goal late in the third period.
The Tomahawks open the home portion of their schedule on Saturday, Oct. 14 with Hawktoberfest presented by 1ST SUMMIT BANK. Four-time Stanley Cup champion Paul Coffey will drop the ceremonial first puck. Coffey’s appearance is presented in part by 1ST SUMMIT BANK, Laurel Auto Group, Emaps, Inco Beverage, Johnstown Construction, Roxbury Tire and Valley Printing. Mr. Coffey will be available to meet fans and sign autographs following the ceremonial puck drop behind section 9.
Fans can purchase individual tickets by visiting the 1ST SUMMT ARENA @ Cambria County War Memorial box office, calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. The arena box office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
For additional information, call 814-536-4625, email email@example.com, or visit www.JohnstownTomahawks.com.