The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Tomahawks

January 27, 2013

Tomahawks get past Eagles in shootout

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Johnstown Tomahawks defeated the Soo Eagles in a shootout 5-4.

The shootout featured nine attempts between both teams. Soo got shootout goals from Sean Murphy and Michael Covach. Johnstown got shootout goals from Mitch Hall, Cody Gylling and Jordan Watt.

The Tomahawks overcame a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Johnstown fell behind 3-1 after a goal by the Eagles’ Alexander Taulien at 13:22 in the second period.

The Tomahawks tied things up at

4-4 on a goal by Connor Wright at 11:24 in the third period.

Johnstown’s offense was clicking better than usual and put 47 shots on goal during the game, better than the 26.3 shots per game it averages.

The Tomahawks were helped by Gylling, who had two goals and one assist. Gylling scored the first of his two goals at 1:24 into the second period to make the score 1-1.

Mitch Kontny picked up the assist. Gylling’s next tally made the score 3-3 with 9:19 left in the third period.

Johnstown earned a power play opportunity when Robin Hoglund was put in the box for elbowing. Kontny assisted on the tally.

Johnstown also got a goal from Hall as well. In addition, Johnstown received assists from Zack Wallace, who had one.

Soo’s normally stingy defense allowed more goals than usual. The Eagles average 2.5 goals allowed per game.

Soo relied on a core group of players for most of its offense, as Taulien, Murphy and Pat Thompson took 19 of the team’s 35 shots.

The Eagles were led by Brandon Adams, who racked up two goals. Adams scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 5:04 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Soo.

A high sticking penalty on Jake Fairchild had put Soo on the power play. Jared VanWormer picked up the assist. Adams’ next tally on the power play made the score 4-3 Soo with 9:01 left in the third period.

The Eagles had gotten the advantage when the Tomahawks' Brandon Reinholz was sent off for roughing. Eric Rivard provided the assist.

Soo also got points from Murphy, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for Soo came via Alex Robert, Pat Gazzillo, McFarlanne  and Covach, who each chipped in one.

Collin Brennan made 31 saves for Johnstown on 35 shots.

The Tomahawks incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Soo took out Zach Nagelvoort after he had made 37 saves and installed Tyler Marble in goal, where he finished with five saves and the overtime.

The Eagles incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Tomahawks
  • ‘Hawks already building toward next season

    Jason Spence used up his cell phone’s battery on a trip from Johnstown to his parents’ home in Nova Scotia, Canada.
    Once the Johnstown Tomahawks coach got to his destination, Spence had to get creative to secure cell service across the border.

    April 16, 2014

  • horizontal hawks Fighting Falcons win playoff series against Tomahawks

    The third period of Game 3 of the NAHL North Division semifinal served as a quick primer of the Johnstown Tomahawks’ playoff fortunes against top-seeded Port Huron.
    Trailing by two goals going into the third, the Tomahawks ramped up the intensity, producing a goal early and a multitude of chances at an equalizer until the game’s final moments when goaltender Max Milosek stopped Jordan Watt’s breakaway try as the Cambria County War Memorial Arena’s horn sounded.

    April 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • ’Hawks need a win to survive

    At the moment, it’s not about advancing through the postseason for the Johnstown Tomahawks. It’s simply a case of surviving to play another day.

    April 11, 2014

  • Falcons clip Tomahawks in overtime

    The Johnstown Tomahawks squandered a pair of two-goal leads and fell 4-3 in overtime to Port Huron in Game 2 of the North Division semifinals on Friday night.
    Johnstown trails the best-of-5 series 2-0 and will try to avoid elimination when the series moves to Cambria County War Memorial Arena on Friday.

    April 5, 2014

  • Tomahawks drop Game 1 on road

    The Johnstown Tomahawks came back from an early two-goal deficit, but Jon Hall scored a third period goal to give the Port Huron Fighting Falcons the 3-2 win in Game 1 of the best-of-5 North Division semi-finals on Thursday night at McMorran Arena.
    The Fighting Falcons struck first, as Bryce VanHorn scored 1:39 into the first period. Logan Lambdin earned an assist on the goal.

    April 4, 2014

  • tomahawks okicki Tomahawks set to open postseason on road

    The Johnstown Tomahawks open the Robertson Cup playoffs tonight at Port Huron hoping to reclaim the form that enabled the second-year team to move near the top of the NAHL North Division a mere six weeks ago.
    Standing in the way of fourth-seeded Johnstown is No. 1 Port Huron, a team that planted itself firmly atop the division and never relented.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • 'Hawks drop season finale at Janesville

    The Johnstown Tomahawks closed the NAHL regular season with a 4-1 loss to the Janesville Jets in front of 650 fans at Janesville Ice Arena on Saturday night.
    The Tomahawks had secured the North Division’s fourth and final playoff spot when Springfield lost at Soo on Friday night, so the game had no bearing on the playoff race.

    March 30, 2014

  • Tomahawks clinch berth in playoffs

    The Johnstown Tomahawks lost a 5-3 decision at Janesville on Friday, but clinched a NAHL playoff berth nonetheless because Soo defeated Springfield 2-1 earlier in the day.
    The Tomahawks began the weekend in fourth place, three points behind Janesville and three points ahead of fifth-place Springfield.

    March 29, 2014

  • Tomahawks’ playoff hopes hinge on next two games

    March 27, 2014

  • Eagles avoid sweep, nip Tomahawks

    The Johnstown Tomahawks battled back from a three-goal deficit in Sunday afternoon’s final regular-season home game against Soo, but a late third-period score by the Eagles sent the Tomahawks to a disappointing 4-3 loss.
    Soo (24-27-7) erupted for three unanswered goals in a six-minute span to open the second period before the Tomahawks (28-25-5) pulled within one heading into the third and subsequently tied it at 5:53 of the final period on a blast from inside the right circle by Matt Meier.

    March 23, 2014

Poll

Do you think that Jack Williams will get the 270 signatures from city residents needed in order to have a referendum placed on a municipal ballot to have the city's pressure test mandate repealed?

Yes
No
I'm not sure
     View Results
Order Photos


Photo Slideshow

House Ads