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Tomahawks to Play in Empty Arena NYE/NYD

December 28, 2020 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) - Johnstown Tomahawks News Release

Johnstown, PA. - Amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the Tomahawks announced that they will play two fan-less games on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. This will be the first year since inception that the team will not be hosting over 3,000 fans to the highly anticipated New Year's Eve game.

This change comes in accordance to recently mandated government regulations on the number of people permitted inside a venue. The Tomahawks are deemed equal to a professional sports organization and therefore remain allowed to play. "It's unfortunate to not be able to pack the place like we usually would for New Years. But it's an adjustment and we will be ready to play" said Tomahawks coach Mike Letizia.

The Tomahawks were one of the last remaining teams to be able to host fans until the recent government mandates were released. Tomahawks front office staffer Derek Partsch says, "We actually have been pretty lucky compared to other teams in the NAHL. Most of our divisional rivals have not played in front of fans all season. We obviously want to play in front of the most loyal fanbase in the league, so we are working every day to make that happen."

Season ticket holders should hold their tickets for future use.

Fans can stream the games live at:

Puck drop is set for 3:00pm on Thursday, December 31st, 2020 and 1:00pm on Friday, January 1st, 2021.

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