JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Tomahawks are back on home ice as they begin the month of February with a two-game series against the rival Jamestown Rebels on Friday, Feb. 1 (7:30 pm.) and Saturday, Feb. 2 (7 p.m.)
LAST TIME OUT ( L 2-1 @ NORTHEAST | SOL 5-4 @ NORTHEAST)
For the first time this season, the Tomahawks found themselves on the business end of a weekend sweep, managing one point in a two-game setback against the Generals.
The Tomahawks battled hard in a close 2-1 defeat, with Carson Brière scoring the lone goal.
Sunday, Jan. 27, the Tomahawks found the offense but it was not enough to overcome the Generals in a 5-4 shootout loss. Colin Price, Carter Dwyer, Roman Kraemer and Cam Hebert scored for the Tomahawks in the loss.
STANDINGS — AT A GLANCE
Despite the setback last week, the Tomahawks are still atop the NAHL with 67 points.
THE NEW KID IN TOWN
Thursday afternoon, the Tomahawks announced a trade with the Janesville Jets which saw the team acquire defenseman Matthew Doyle in exchange for a tender and 5th round pick in the 2019 NAHL Draft.
Doyle, of Buffalo, has one goal and 10 assists in 38 games. He was also an assistant captain with the Jets.
Tomahawks all-time leading scorer, Sam Solensky, is on a tear once again. The Michalovce, Slovakia denizen has 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in eight games.
FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME
Tomahawks assistant captain Carter Dwyer netted his first goal of the season on Sunday in the 5-4 shootout loss to Northeast.
SILENCING THE REBEL YELL
Johnstown holds a 3-2-0 record over Jamestown this season but the Rebels do hold an advantage in goals scored with a 14-12 margin.
SCOUTING THE REBELS
•The Rebels’ top scorer is Alex Frye who has 22 goals and 17 assists in 39 games.
•Omaha, Nebraska native Jake Felker is second on the Rebels in scoring with 13 goals and eight assists.
•The Rebels appear to be locked into the second seed in the East Division as they have a solid 11 point lead over third-place New Jersey.
•Player to Watch: Hunter Johannes•
A recent acquisition from the Bismarck Bobcats, Hunter Johannes provides skill and size for a Jamestown offense looking for more scoring. A commit of American Internation College, Johannes has two goals in two games for his new club. Through 32 games for Bismarck, the Eden Praire, Minnesota native racked up 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in 32 games played.
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR THIS WEEKEND
This weekend is our Kids Weekend presented by Hogue’s Fun Factory. We’ll have fun for the whole family on Friday and as an exciting bonus, we’ll celebrate Chopper’s birthday with all of his mascot friends on Saturday!