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Tomahawks Split Series with Knights

October 19, 2019 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) - Johnstown Tomahawks News Release

PITTSTON, Penn. - The Johnstown Tomahawks looked to split the weekend series with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights and gain ground in the NAHL East Division on Saturday.

With 12 seconds left in the 2nd period, Tomahawks forward Tristan Poissant broke the scoreless tie. As we've seen numerous times this young season, the Tomahawks offense came to life in the 3rd period, scoring three times with goals from Chris Trouba, Spencer DenBeste, and Malik Alishlalov.

Of the four goals, two came on special teams with Poissant and Alishlalov scoring on the power play.

The Johnstown defense limited WBS to 22 shots on goal, and goaltender Alex Tracy denied them all. This marks the rookie net minder's first shutout victory. Tracy's performance in net this season now accounts for 9 of the Tomahawks 16 points, with a record of 4-1-1.

The Knights remain 2nd place in the East Division, with the Tomahawks a mere one point behind. Johnstown will return home on October 25th to face the Northeast Generals for a three game series, giving them a prime opportunity to gain ground on the Knights and division leading New Jersey Titans.

Scoring Breakdown:

1st Period Recap

No goal on a Johnstown penalty shot by Colin Price, 12:29.

2nd Period Recap

19:48 Johnstown power play goal scored by Tristan Poissant, assisted by Malik Alishlalov and Christian Gorscak.

3rd Period Recap:

11:04 Johnstown goal scored by Chris Trouba, assisted by Spencer DenBeste and Max Kouznetsov.

14:14 Johnstown goal scored by Spencer DenBeste, assisted by Chris Trouba and Pavel Kharin.

18:06 Johnstown power play goal scored by Malik Alishlalov, assisted by Christian Gorscak and Tristan Poissant.

Final Shots on Goal count: Johnstown (40) | Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (22)

Looking Ahead:

The Tomahawks are heading home to 1ST SUMMIT ARENA @ Cambria County War Memorial for their next series, a three game home stand against the Northeast Generals on October 25, 26, and 27.

Three promotions are on deck with the next Tomahawks home stand:

October 25th - Reg Kent bobblehead giveaway presented by Valley Printing

October 26th - Trick or Treat at the Rink presented by The Tribune-Democrat, ASL Awareness Night

October 27th - Undies Sunday Toss benefiting the Womens Help Center

Tickets are available in-person at the 1ST SUMMIT ARENA Box Office and online at

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