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Hawks Continue Winning Streak, Visit Rebels this Weekend

December 6, 2018 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) - Johnstown Tomahawks News Release

Brière's 18 point-November Earns Him Forward of the Month Recognition

The North American Hockey League announced Wednesday that forward Carson Brière was named NAHL Forward of the Month for November.

The Philadelphia native compiled eight goals and 10 assists in 10 games played in the month of November. During that stretch, Brière earned seven multi-point games as the Tomahawks went 10-0-0 to boost their winning streak to 17 games.

Moreover, Brière proved to be a clutch performer as he picked up three game-winning goals in November.

"We had a really heavy month in November with 10 games, and we were fortunate to get all 10 wins," head coach Mike Letizia said. "One of the biggest reasons was Carson's play. With 18 points on the month, he was an offensive force for us. Additionally, his three game-winners were extremely key."

"He has the ability to create plays every time he is on the ice because he is so creative with the puck and he has such a high offensive IQ. Carson has rightfully drawn plenty of Division I interest this season and I couldn't be prouder of him for the month he had in November to help our team win hockey games."

Hawks Meet Rebels in Weekend Showdown; 17-Game Winning Streak On The Line

The Johnstown Tomahawks continued to pad their East Division lead after sweeping the Northeast Generals during their visit to Attleboro on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2.

During the two-game sweep, the Tomahawks scored 12 goals in total with 5-3 and 7-3 wins respectively.

Now, the focus shifts to Upstate New York as Johnstown will take to the road to visit the Jamestown Rebels.

The Rebels come into this weekend's contest on a hot streak, posting a 6-2-2 record in the team's last 10 games.

Johnstown holds a 2-1-0 record over the Rebels this season with the last meeting coming on Wednesday, Nov. 7, a 3-2 Tomahawks win.

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How to Watch: Hockey TV

Be sure to click on the "Away Feed" option as communications manager, Mike Gosnell, will have the call for the Tomahawks during both games.

Friday, December 7 | 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, December 8 | 7:05 p.m.

Toale Commits to Bentley University

Johnstown Tomahawks defenseman Hunter Toale announced his commitment to play Division I hockey at Bentley University beginning in the fall of 2019.

Toale, of Coral Springs, Fla., is in his rookie season in the North American Hockey League. Through 28 games, he has scored one goal and added 16 assists. He leads the NAHL among rookies with 13 power play assists.

Located in Waltham, Mass., Bentley University is home to the Division I Falcon, who play in the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA).

Get Your Tickets Now for the Flyers Alumni Classic

1ST SUMMIT ARENA @ Cambria County War Memorial will host the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Classic, coming to the arena on January 19, 2019.

The Philadelphia Flyers Alumni team is led by former NHL All-Star and fan favorite Danny Brière.

The Flyers Alumni will square off against a team of Johnstown Chiefs Alumni, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the Chiefs inaugural ECHL season. The Johnstown Chiefs Alumni roster is will be coached by Chiefs legend Bruce Coles, and will feature a well rounded roster of fan favorites and notable names.

Along with the Alumni Classic Game, fans will have a chance at some unique VIP experiences, including a youth clinic, pre-game reception, and post game meet and greet. Fans can purchase unique event merchandise, including game worn jerseys by both Alumni Teams.

Upper Deck, the official card of the NHL, will be providing a limited number of promotional materials to be given away randomly to fans in attendance. Among these will be a jumbo Young Guns rookie card print of Casey Nelson, the first Johnstown Tomahawks alumnus to play in the NHL, and 5×7 rookie cards of Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers new mascot.

The puck drops at 3:30p as the Flyers Alumni square off against the Chiefs Alumni. Tickets range from $12 to $18.

An organized one-hour meet and greet VIP experience directly after the game. Fans will be able to meet the full Flyers team and coaches, take pictures, and get autographs. Tickets to the meet and greet are $60 and are limited to 200.

For tickets, visit this link: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/flyers-alumni-classic/event/1600556FB4132FB0

Chiefs Heritage Night Rescheduled

Johnstown Chiefs Heritage Night Moved to January 19.

The Tomahawks have announced that Johnstown Chiefs Heritage Night, previously scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 24, has been RESCHEDULED for Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.

The event will correspond with the Flyers Alumni Classic prior to the Tomahawks game at 3:30 p.m.


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