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Brière Nets Two in 7-2 Win over Fairbanks in Game One

May 10, 2019 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) - Johnstown Tomahawks News Release

BLAINE, MN - The Johnstown Tomahawks used two power play goals to secure a Game One victory over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the Robertson Cup Semi-Finals 7-2 Friday night at Fogerty Arena.

Scoring Breakdown:

1st Period Recap

Fairbanks wasted little time putting the Tomahawks behind 1-0. Parker Brown's wrist shot solved Carter McPhail with the man-advantage for his second goal of the postseason.

The Tomahawks tied the game at 1-1 when Oliver Benwell's shot deflected off a Fairbanks defenseman past the pads of Mattias Sholl for a 1-1 tie going into the first intermission.

Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (5) | Fairbanks (6)

2nd Period Recap

The Tomahawks capitalized off a Fairbanks penalty to take their first lead of the game when Bennett Stockdale tapped home a pass from Chris Trouba for his first goal of the playoffs.

Carson Brière increased the Johnstown lead to 3-1 midway through the second period when he finished a pass from Roman Kraemer.

Fairbanks defenseman Noah Wilson cut the Johnstown lead to 3-2 when his wrist shot beat McPhail over the shoulder.

Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (18) | Fairbanks (20)

3rd Period Recap:

Johnstown increased their lead to 4-2 when Mitch Hale's shot from behind the net banked off Sholl's pad and into the net.

At the 5:44 mark, Brière fired home a power play goal to put the Tomahawks ahead 5-2.

Roman Kraemer added another goal for the Tomahawks on the power play for a 6-2 Johnstown advantage.

With the Ice Dogs' net empty, Colin Price chipped in his first goal of the playoffs and secured the 7-2 victory over Fairbanks.

Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown (25) | Fairbanks (30)


Game Two of the RObertson Cup Semi-Final begins Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. from Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minn.

The 2019 Playoffs is presented by Allied Milk Producers.


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