Tomahawks Go to Shootout, Fall to Rebels
JOHNSTOWN, Penn. - The Johnstown Tomahawks wrapped up their three game series against Jamestown on Saturday in front of a crowd of 2,461.
Early in the game, it looked like Johnstown was carrying the prior night's momentum into the contest, scoring at the 2:43 mark of the 1st period, but Jamestown soon came to life with two goals.
Though the special teams saw plenty of action and tension ran high at times, the penalty box didn't see nearly as much use as the prior game.
Johnstown rallied late in the 3rd and stopped the offensive onslaught from Jamestown after a switch to goaltender David Tomeo, sending the game into overtime. The Tomahawks defense held strong, with the penalty kill unit staving off Jamestown, sending the game into a shootout.
Ultimately, the Tomahawks fell to the Rebels in the shootout, with a final score of 6-5. Though the score didn't favor the home team, it was a special night with a large number of veterans and active duty members of the Armed Forces, along with hundreds of scouts in attendance.
Pennsylvania Senator Wayne Langerholc was in attendance to deliver a proclamation declaring November 10th "Sgt. Michael Strank Day" in Pennsylvania, coinciding with the 100th birthday of the Franklin Borough native, who was a part of the flag raising of Iwo Jima, arguably the most iconic photo in history.
The shootout loss left Johnstown taking five of six possible points in the series, keeping them in 2nd place in the East Division. Elsewhere in the East, 3rd place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defeated Maine, Maryland defeated Northeast, and New Jersey did not play.
1st Period Recap
2:43 Johnstown goal scored by Sean Bauchens, assisted by Malik Alishlalov.
10:52 Jamestown goal scored by Tyler German, assisted by Jake Bueger.
16:00 Jamestown power play goal scored by Eric Olson, assisted by Nate Clark and Noah Finstrom.
18:45 Johnstown goal scored by Christian Gorscak, assisted by Colin Price.
2nd Period Recap
2:19 Jamestown goal scored by Eric Olson, assisted by Noah Finstrom and Liam Hansson.
9:33 Johnstown power play goal scored by Noah Basarab, assisted by Carson Gallagher and Bennett Stockdale.
18:06 Jamestown goal scored by Dante Fortner, assisted by Jake Bueger and Tyler German.
19:44 Jamestown shorthanded goal scored by Liam Hansson, unassisted.
3rd Period Recap
1:21 Johnstown goal scored by Carson Gallagher, assisted by Bennett Stockdale and Max Kouznetsov.
14:14 Johnstown goal scored by Noah Basarab, assisted by Carson Gallagher.
Shootout, Jamestown game winning goal scored by Eric Olson.
Final Shots on Goal count: Johnstown Tomahawks (35) | Jamestown Rebels (31)
Three Stars of the Game:
Eric Olson, Jamestown
Carson Gallagher, Johnstown
Bennett Stockdale, Johnstown
The Tomahawks will hit the road for a two game series against the Maine Nordiques on November 15th and 16th.
Johnstown will then return home for a two game stand against the Maryland Black Bears. November 22nd will be "Christmas at the Rink" where fans will receive a free Christmas ornament while supplies last. November 23rd will be the fan favorite "Star Wars Night" with a souvenir lite saber giveaway.
Tickets are available in-person at the 1ST SUMMIT ARENA Box Office and online at www.1stSummitArena.com/go/Tomahawks.
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