Weekend Preview: Johnstown vs. Soo

Weekend Preview

vs. Soo

Friday February 13th             7:00 p.m.

              The Tomahawks welcome the Soo Eagles to the War Memorial for a pair of important North Division games. The Tomahawks lead the Eagles by two points for third place in the division, after defeating Keystone 4-3 yesterday.

                Johnstown leads the season series between the teams 3-2, with only one of the previous five games being played at the War Memorial. The Tomahawks and Eagles will meet three more times in Johnstown after this  weekend, with all three meetings taking place March 20-22.


The Tomahawks

                Yesterday, the Tomahawks came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Keystone Ice Miners 4-3 in a shootout. The win snapped a three-game losing streak against the Ice Miners.

                After the Ice Miners went up two with a pair of first period goals, the Tomahawks responded with goals by Tanner Barnes and Alex Jaeckle in the final 3:23 of the second period.

                Keystone regained the lead early in the third period, with the score remaining 3-2 until Casey Linkenheld scored with six seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game. After a scoreless overtime period, Trevor Recktenwald scored the lone shootout goal to secure the victory.

                Following this weekend’s games, the Tomahawks travel to Alaska for games against Kenai River and Fairbanks.


The Eagles

                Soo enters this weekend, looking to snap a three-game losing streak. The Eagles have fallen to fourth place in the North Division, after sitting in second place in January.

                Last weekend the Eagles traveled to Connellsville, where they were shutout 1-0 in the opening game of the weekend. In the second game, the Eagles were winning 2-1 in the third period, when the game had to be suspended due to a piece of glass that was beyond repair. The game will be completed when Keystone travels to Soo in March.

                Following this weekend’s games, the Eagles return home to open up a five-game homestand against Springfield.