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Tomahawks Take Command of Series

November 8, 2019 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) - Johnstown Tomahawks News Release

JOHNSTOWN, Penn. - The Johnstown Tomahawks faced off for the second of three home games against the Rebels during Military Appreciation Weekend. The Tomahawks looked to take another two points, and did so with authority.

Both teams couldn't seem to stay out of the penalty box, and tensions increased as the game progressed. The Tomahawks were able to maintain some discipline in between whistles, and put on an offensive clinic that was complimented by strong defensive play.

Defenseman Matthew Doyle scored his first goal of the season late in the 2nd period to close out the Tomahawks offense onslaught that resulted in a 6-1 victory. The defense played another tight game, allowing a mere 16 shots on goals by the Rebels.

If Friday and Saturday were any indication of what's to come on Sunday, fans can expect another chippy, blue collar game that's right on par with what's become commonplace when the Tomahawks and Rebels face each other.

The Tomahawks have increased their lead over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the NAHL East Division, remaining in 2nd place by 7 points, and are now just 3 points behind the division leading New Jersey Titans.

Scoring Breakdown:

1st Period Recap

6:22 Johnstown goal scored by Bennett Stockdale, assisted by Tristan Poissant and Noah Basarab.

7:29 Jamestown goal scored by Nick Siffringer, assisted by Tyler German and Kasyn Kruse.

11:00 Johnstown goal scored by Drew Murphy, assisted by Pavel Kharin and Spencer DenBeste.

15:21 Johnstown goal scored by Sean Bauchens, assisted by Adam Kolcon and Max Kouznetsov.

16:27 Johnstown goal scored by Carson Gallagher, assisted by Bennett Stockdale.

2nd Period Recap

5:48 Johnstown power play goal scored by Carson Gallagher, assisted by Max Kouznetsov and Noah Basarab.

19:36 Johnstown power play goal scored by Matthew Doyle, assisted by Christian Gorscak and Tristan Poissant.

3rd Period Recap

No scoring.

Final Shots on Goal count: Johnstown Tomahawks (31) | Jamestown Rebels (16)

Three Stars of the Game:

Carson Gallagher, Johnstown

Bennett Stockdale, Johnstown

Adam Kolcon, Johnstown

Looking Ahead:

Saturday, November 9th is Military Appreciation and Scout Night, and the 2nd annual Military Veterans Classic will be played immediately following the Tomahawks vs. Rebels game. Veterans can receive free tickets at the arena box office by presenting military ID, thanks to our friends at Martin Baker.

The Classic will feature teams of veterans across all branches of America's Armed Forces, with the local Johnstown Generals taking on the Ashburn Veterans. Admission to this game is included with the Johnstown Tomahawks game ticket.

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

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