Weekend Preview: Hawks Open 2018-19 Slate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

The Johnstown Tomahawks are back in action this weekend…for real this time! The team opens its 2018-19 regular season on the road against divisional opponent, Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, in Pittston, Pa. After missing out on the 2018 postseason, the Tomahawks have brought up a core of veterans ready to rewrite the script from last season.

Dates: Friday, September 14 (4:30 p.m.) | Saturday, September 15 (3:30 p.m.)



Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Arena: Revolution Ice Centre

Division: East

2017-18 Record: 30-24-6 (3rd in East)

2017-18 Post-Season: Lost in Robertson Cup Tournament to Shreveport (2 games to 0)

All-Time series: Johnstown leads 29-8-4

Head Coach: Tom Kowal

Top Returning Players:

  • Tyrone Bronte (15 goals, 20 assists, 35 points)
  • Luke Robinson (1 goal, 15 assists, 16 points)
  • Lincoln Hatten (3 goals, 7 assists, 10 points)


A Look at the Knights

Tom Kowal’s Knights are looking to repeat the same success of last season and book a return trip to the Robertson Cup.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton returns a handful of players from their 2017-18 roster including Australian forward Tyrone Bronte who scored 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in 55 games.

“It’s going to be a big-time challenge for us,” Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia said. “They’ve been a big rival for our team and we have to make sure we do the right things to be successful. They ended up going to the Robertson Cup last season so he have to show that if we want to get there, it starts with taking on the best in our division.”



Both games will be broadcast live from Northeastern Pennsylvania on HockeyTV.