Kraemer Nets Two in 4-1 Game One Win over Generals
JOHNSTOWN - Roman Kraemer scored two goals and Sam Solensky registered three assists in a 4-1 Johnstown Tomahawks win over the Northeast Generals in game one of the East Division Semi-Finals at 1st Summit Arena.
1st Period Recap
The Tomahawks began game one by upping the physicality, throwing body checks ferociously during the first five minutes.
The Generals gained an early power play advantage but that was successfully killed off by Johnstown.
Forward Carson Brière tallied the first goal of the game at 16:03 of the first period for a 1-0 Tomahawks lead. Sam Solensky and Roman Kraemer picked up the assists.
Shots on Goal After the First Period: Johnstown (13) | Northeast (9)
2nd Period Recap
Johnstown picked up right where it left off, peppering Generals goaltender David Fessenden with early shots.
The Tomahawks eventually broke through for a 2-0 lead with a marker from Kraemer, his first of the playoffs. Brière and Solensky assisted on the goal.
Just 1:09 later, Kraemer converted a dish from Brière for his second of the game and a 3-0 Tomahawks lead. Solensky picked up his third assist of the game.
Shots on Goal After the Second Period: Johnstown (26) | Northeast (19)
3rd Period Recap:
The Tomahawks added to their lead with a goal from Andy Nedeljkovic at 1:36 of the third period . Chad Merrell picked up the lone helper on Nedeljkovic's first goal of the post-season.
Just before the halfway mark of the third period, Northeast tallied its first goal of the game from Svet Kuchynski to cut the Tomahawks lead to 4-1.
Final Shots on Goal: Johnstown (30) | Northeast (24)
The Tomahawks and Northeast continue the East Division Semis with Game Two tomorrow night at 1st Summit Arena.
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