The Johnstown Tomahawks beat the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings Sunday afternoon, 2-1, in a shootout. This was the last time the two teams would ever meet in a regular season match up, as the Jr. K-Wings will cease operations at the end of the 2012-2013 season. With the win on Sunday, the Tomahawks finished with an all time record vs Kalamazoo of 6-0-2.
1st Period Scoring:
2nd Period Scoring:
Johnstown- Zach Wallace assisted by Mitch Hall and Jeff Bergh 11:39 PP
3rd Period Scoring:
Kalamazoo- Mike Fazio assisted by Brendan Vetter and Kody Polin 17:36 PP
In the shootout, Johnstown got their goals from unlikely players. Gylling, Watt, McDonald, all had a chance to score but none of them were able to put one past Alex Okicki. Tomahawks third shooter, Cobi Smith-Mass, was able to beat Okicki to pull Johnstown within one.
Then a shooter later, Mitch Konty scored to tie the shootout at two. Cody Bentzel then scored next, to put Johnstown a save away from the win, but Kalamazoo's Kody Polin was able to beat Chris Truehl to take the shootout into another round.
The next three shooters for each team were unable to beat the other teams goalie, taking the shootout to the 10th round, where Johnstown's Jeff Bergh beat Okicki. Truehl then made a desperation save on Patrick Spellacy to win the game for Johnstown.
Both teams went 1 for 5 on the power play.
Johnstown out shot Kalamazoo 39-30.
There were no fights in the game.
Truehl made 29 saves on 30 shots. His record now improves to 16-10-6 with a GAA of 2.42 and a save percentage of .920.
Okicki made 37 saves on 38 shots. With the shootout loss, his record now stands at 18-11-4 with a GAA of 2.67 and a save percentage of .919.
Three Stars of the Game:
3- Johnstown- Chris Truehl- Was only minutes away from getting his first shutout of the season. Didn't have to make many "big" saves in the game, but got the job done.
2- Kalamazoo- Alex Okicki- Was one of the only reason's Kalamazoo got a point in yesterday's game. Stood on his head for the Jr. K-Wings, and almost stole the game.
1- Johnstown- Jeff Bergh- The unlikely hero of the shootout for the Tomahawks. Also had an assist on the teams only goal of the game.
North Division Standings:
The Race for 4th Place:
Johnstown has two more game this season, both taking place next weekend at Jamestown.
Port Huron has three games left this season, at Janesville and then two at Michigan.
If I'm correct, Johnstown needs to win just one game vs Jamestown this upcoming weekend, and Port Huron needs to lose one game, for Johnstown to keep fourth place and have home ice for the play in round.
This is going to be an exciting last weekend for sure.