The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 23, 2012

Johnstown rallies but falls short against Port Huron

PORT HURON, Mich. — The Johnstown Tomahawks overcame a two-goal deficit to tie the game late in the third period, but host Port Huron netted the game-winner just over a minute later on Saturday night.

The Fighting Falcons edged the Tomahawks, 4-3, in front of 514 fans at McMorran Arena.

The loss dropped Johnstown’s record to 16-9-6 and it snapped a three-game road win streak.

The Tomahawks remain in fourth place in the NAHL’s North Division with 38 points and have gone 8-5-4 on the road.

Port Huron scored first in both games of the weekend series and improved to 16-13-2.

Johnstown’s Jeff Bergh scored to tie the game at 3-all at 17:09 of the third period.

But Port Huron’s Alex Archibald answered with 1:45 left in regulation to put the Falcons back on top.

The Tomahawks had two goals by Jaycob McCombs. Johnstown goaltender Collin Brennan made 35 saves on 39 shots.

Port Huron took a 1-0 advantage 15:35 into the game after Mitch Maloney scored.

But McCombs tied it with only 4 seconds left in the opening period.

The Fighting Falcons converted a pair of power play opportunities in the second and third periods to build a 3-1 advantage.

Brett D’Andrea converted at 15:46 of the middle frame, and Payden Mielke added a power-play tally at 3:14 of the third.

Johnstown stormed back to tie it on goals by McCombs and Bergh a minute, 18 seconds apart.

Port Huron outshot the Tomahawks 35-29.

The Fighting Falcons went 2 of 8 on the power play while Johnstown was scoreless in its only two power play chances.

The Tomahawks entered the game with the second-best power play in the league at 21.6 percent.

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