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Tomahawks Remain in 2nd Place in East Division

January 15, 2020 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) - Johnstown Tomahawks News Release

Johnstown Tomahawks forward Max Kouznetsov
Johnstown Tomahawks forward Max Kouznetsov
(Johnstown Tomahawks, Credit: Phil Andraychak)

The Johnstown Tomahawks, who have 48 points on the season, trail the New Jersey Titans (51 points) by three for the East Division lead.


January 17th - Charlie Johnson Bobblehead Giveaway - On Friday, Jan. 17th, we kick off a two-game weekend series against the Maryland Black Bears. We will also be continuing our Bobblehead Giveaway series as we honor long-time volunteer, Charlie Johnson! GAME STARTS AT 7:30 PM

January 18th - Kid's Night & Chopper's Birthday Celebration - On Saturday, Jan. 18th, we wrap up our series with the Maryland Black Bears. Come join everyone's favorite mascot, Chopper, as he celebrates his birthday on a kid's night! GAME STARTS AT 7:00 PM

January 31st - Faith & Family Night - On Friday, Jan. 31st, we host our cross-state rivals, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights, for a two-game weekend series. It will also be our popular Faith & Family Night, where you can celebrate your faith while also cheering on your Tomahawks! GAME STARTS AT 7:30 PM


It's not too late to take advantage of Season Tickets and Flex Packages to take advantage of perks like early admission to games! Just call 814-536-GOAL (4625) to get yours today. Single game tickets can be purchased in-person at the Box Office and online with Ticketmaster. Our next home series will be Jan. 17 & 18 against the Maryland Black Bears.

Charlie Johnson to be honored with Bobblehead on Friday, January 17th

There are many reasons to be thankful for this hockey season... a winning team, amazing fans, great sponsors, a beautiful arena, Captain Trouba, Coach Letizia, Johnstown Legend Reggie Kent and of course Charlie! Charlie?

This year, the Tomahawks are honoring four deserving long-time team members with their own bobblehead giveaway series. It started with a legend edition which featured Johnstown Jets legend and long-time season ticket holder Reg Kent (Oct. 25th). There will also be a coaches edition featuring Tomahawks head coach and community leader Mike Letizia (Feb. 15th), and a players edition featuring fan-favorite and team captain Chris Trouba (March 14th).

The Tomahawks organization are especially thankful for a long time community volunteer, CHARLIE JOHNSON.

The Johnstown native will be honored by the Tomahawks organization on Friday, January 17th for his 30 years of dedication and commitment to Johnstown Hockey and the Johnstown community. For 22 years with the Johnstown Chiefs and 8 years with the Tomahawks, Charlie continues to be a staple at home games, volunteering his time tending to various game day operation duties.

"In 30 years I've only missed two games. I take great pride in Johnstown hockey and I'm truly honored to be recognized by the team." said Charlie.

The two games missed were to attend his late mother's burial in South Carolina two seasons ago. In all, that's over 1000 games of loyal service and dedication to his favorite Johnstown hockey teams.

"Charlie deserves this recognition and we hope the community honors him along with us." said team president, Richard Bouchard. "His 41 years of service with the Tribune Democrat, 36 years of volunteering at the AAABA, and now 30 years with Johnstown hockey and everything in between, Charlie loves Johnstown and takes tremendous pride in the community he helps serve. He's been amazing and we appreciate everything he's done for Johnstown."

The Charlie Johnson Staffer Bobblehead will be limited to the first 1000 people through the door on Friday, January 17th. Charlie himself will also be at the door welcoming guests and taking donations to benefit the youth hockey program of his alma mater, the Johnstown Trojans.

Tickets start at $7 for kids and $10 for adults, and can be purchased at the arena box office or by visiting *Please note that the box office cannot accept any ticket orders over the phone.*

The Charlie Johnson Bobblehead Edition is presented in part by these fine sponsors... Our Sons Chicken, the Johnstown Tomahawks Booster Club, Tulune's Living the Dream Bar & Grill, Stryking Boutique, K-Tees, Fetz's Sports Pub, Robert Barmoy Construction, Scott's by Dam and the Tribune Democrat.



The Johnstown Tomahawks traveled to New York to face the Jamestown Rebels on Friday, January 10th and Saturday, January 11th.

The Tomahawks won the first game of the series 7-0, with 12 separate players earning at least one point.

The following night, Jamestown returned the favor by defeating Johnstown 6-1. The loss snapped the Tomahawks' five-game winning streak and pushed them three points back of the East Division lead.

DID YOU KNOW? This is the 4th series between the two teams this year, with Johnstown owning a 5-3 record in those games. The Tomahawks will play the Rebels two more times, with a series at home in February and one in New York in April. Jamestown currently holds a 12-23-1-2 record in 38 games played, and are 7th in the East Division with 27 points.


Tomahawks forward, Tristan Poissant, had a great performance against the Jamestown Rebels last weekend. He scored three goals, increasing his point streak to three games. During that streak, he has tallied four goals and an assist. The Les Couteaux, Quebec native now has 28 points (11 goals and 17 assists) on the season, which is fifth best on the team.

Tomahawks forward, Max Kouznetsov, also had an impressive performance against the Jamestown Rebels. He put up four assists in the series, extending his own point streak to six games. In those contests, he has racked up three goals and nine assists. The Voorhees, NJ native's season total of 39 points (13 goals and 26 assists) continues to lead the team in rookie scoring and is second best overall only behind Christian Gorscak.


Tomahawks Hold Assembly at Local School, Continue to Hold Drawing Contest

Andrew Murphy, Carson Grainer, and Brendan Blair visited the Divine Mercy Catholic Academy last week to hold an assembly for the kids. They focused on H.A.W.K.S: healthy choices, active lifestyles, wise decisions, kindness, and sending a message.

We're continuing to hold a drawing contest for all Kids Club members. Draw or design your favorite Tomahawk player for a chance to have it used during our Kid's Night against the Maryland Black Bears on Saturday, January 18th! All designs should be emailed to no later than today, Wednesday, January 15th.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@JohnstownHawks) - You never know when our players will take over our social media and live tweet from our events and appearances!

Arena News

XiiR (Xtreme International Ice Racing) will be making its return to Johnstown on Saturday, March 21st at 7:30 PM. Come watch the action-packed and adrenaline-fueled event, as participants from all over the world race Speedway bikes and quads all over 1ST SUMMIT ARENA.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or in-person at the 1st SUMMIT ARENA box office! *Please note that the box office cannot accept any ticket orders over the phone.*

Brit Floyd, "The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show", returns to 1st SUMMIT ARENA on Sunday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM as part of the Echoes 2020 Tour. Experience classic Pink Floyd hits from The WALL, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and many more, including Echoes performed note-by-note in its entirety!

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or in-person at the 1st SUMMIT ARENA box office! *Please note that the box office cannot accept any ticket orders over the phone.*

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Johnstown Tomahawks forward Tristan Poissant
Johnstown Tomahawks forward Tristan Poissant

(Phil Andraychak)
Johnstown Tomahawks forward Max Kouznetsov
Johnstown Tomahawks forward Max Kouznetsov

(Phil Andraychak)

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