February 20, 2013

'Hawks Players Shine on Day 2 Of NAHL Top Prospects Tournament




The title says it all. The second game of the three game tournament schedule is over for the Great Lakes team and they won tonight by a score of 4-2, over Texas. Of the four goals scored by Great Lakes, at least one Johnstown player factored on every goal.

In the first period Great Lakes took the lead at the 2:24 mark when Johnstown captain, Mitch Kontny, put one past goaltender, Hayden Stewart. Getting the assists on the goal were Tyler Dunagan (Jamestown Ironmen) and Andrew McDonald (Johnstown Tomahawks).

Then in the second period, now down 2-1, Great Lakes scored the only goal of the period, coming off  the stick of Cody Gylling. The assists went to Sean Murphy (Soo Eagles) and Martin Gruse (Michigan Warriors).

With the game tied at two and time winding down Great Lakes would take the lead. At 13:49 Sean Murphy would score, giving him his second point of the night, with the assist coming from Johnstown defensman, Casey Nelson. Then with less than a minute left in the game Mitch Kontny would score his second goal of the game, being set up by Port Huron's Rick DeRosa.



Great Lakes out shot Texas 47-43. Trevor Gorsuch (Michigan Warriors) picked up the win for Great Lakes, making 41 saves on 43 shots. The loss went to Hayden Stewart (Corpus Christi) who made 43 saves on 47 shots.

There were no penalties called in the game.

Earlier in the day the NAHL U18 team beat Dakota 3-2. JB Baker, who is playing for the U18 team, did not play in the game. No word as of now if he was injured or was a healthy scratch.

The middle game of the day was a blowout as Frontier beat Midwest, 9-3.  Former Tomahawks' forward, Brandon Brossit had a goal in the game for Midwest.

Tomorrow is the last day of the Tournament.

NAHL U18 vs Frontier 9am
Dakota vs Texas 11:30am
Great Lakes vs Midwest 2pm

Notes:

It won't officially count but today was the first game McDonald got a point in 11 games. Hopefully this tournament will give him some confidence that he's a good player and that'll carry over into this weekend when Johnstown faces Fresno.

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