From goalies to grinders to scorers, the Chiefs have seen it all
Nineteen seasons of covering the Johnstown Chiefs have been filled with numerous ups and downs, unexpected twists and more than enough bizarre antics.
Nailers eyeing agreement to play in Johnstown next season
The Johnstown Chiefs are heading south, but ECHL hockey still might be played here on a scaled back version next season.
Chiefs trip Walleye in shootout
Goaltender Kris Mayotte had seen enough of Jeff Martens’ favorite move during one-on-one drills at Johnstown Chiefs practices.
When Martens was awarded a penalty shot with the Chiefs trailing by a goal against Toledo late in Wednesday’s game, Mayotte was counting on the 6-foot-2 forward to use “The Move.”
“He comes in on his right side. He’s a lefty. He starts to cut to the middle,” Mayotte said. “He gives a little fake to the shot, low blocker, so the goalie starts moving.
From beginning to end: 2000s
It simply couldn’t be done.
At least that was the perception outside of Johnstown. There was no way a Chiefs team that suffered through miserable times in the 1990s could reclaim the franchise’s spot as a competitive Kelly Cup playoff squad.
Had the ownership group, front office or coach Scott Allen believed such talk, ECHL hockey probably would have departed from Johnstown years ago.
Fans appreciate fighting spirit, but ‘Slap Shot’ antics begin to take toll on team
Peaks and valleys? Highs and lows?
The decade of the 1990s featured some of the most memorable moments in Johnstown professional hockey history. The East Coast Hockey League Chiefs captured the hearts and minds of the city’s fans as the “honeymoon” stage of this relationship still loomed at the decade’s outset.
- History of the Chiefs: 1980s
Somerset grad impresses Cincinnati coaches
Cullen Eddy appreciated the irony of his playing for the Cincinnati Cyclones on Sunday afternoon at Cambria County War Memorial Arena.
The former Somerset High School hockey star skated for the Cyclones in the team’s final appearance at the venerable War Memorial. The ECHL’s Johnstown Chiefs will move to Greenville, S.C., next season.
No-goal decision costly for Chiefs in 3-2 setback
In a season filled with strange bounces, bad breaks and even worse news, this one still was difficult to accept.
The Johnstown Chiefs’ farewell tour continued with another tough 3-2 loss to the visiting Cincinnati Cyclones on Sunday afternoon.
Collins’ return provided spark
It had been nearly two months and 24 games since Dan Collins had played for the Johnstown Chiefs.
Collins made his return a memorable one during Johnstown’s 7-4 victory over the Toledo Walleye in front of 2,700 fans at Cambria County War Memorial Arena on Friday.
Chiefs break out in third period to snap five-game streak
The Johnstown Chiefs beat the Toledo Walleye 7-4 on the strength of a pair of power-play goals, a well-placed rebound and two empty-netters during a five-goal third period.
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- From goalies to grinders to scorers, the Chiefs have seen it all