March 28, 2013

Weekend Preview and Tomahawks New Tender

Johnstown Signs Goaltender for Next Season

Today on the Tomahawks official website, they announced they've sign yet another tender for the 2013-2014 season, and he's another local product. Colin DeAugustine of the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite U-18 team has signed to play for Johnstown next season.

Read the Tomahawks official team press release about the newest signing here.


His stats are pretty impressive, the only worry I have is that he's too small of a goalie. Standing at 5'8, there's going to be a lot of room over the shoulders when he falls to make a save. Engum was 5'9 and had a lot of trouble this season in net, keeping the puck out. I guess we'll have to wait and see, but stat wise, another good signing by Rick Boyd.


Weekend Preview

Johnstown Tomahawks (26-20-12) 64points vs the Jamestown Ironmen (36-18-4) 76points

This is the last two games of the season for both teams, and Johnstown is in a fight to hold onto fourth place, to give them home ice advantage for the first "play in" round of the Robertson Cup playoffs. This weekend's games should be very entertaining, as it was last time these two teams met back in Johnstown a couple weeks ago.

On Saturday the Tomahawks will get a big boost, as many Johnstown fans will be making the three and a half hour trip up to Jamestown to root for the Tomahawks.

Previous Meetings:

Game #1: November 23rd 2012- Johnstown 5 Jamestown 3 F Boxscore

Johnstown Goal Scorers:
Brandon Reinholz (two goals in the game), Mitch Kontny, Jeff Bergh, and Casey Nelson.

Jamestown Goal Scorers:
Evan Ritt, Ross Pavek, and Dylan Zink.

Johnstown went 4 for 7 on the power play. Jamestown went 1 for 1.

Kristaps Bazevics (Johnstown) vs Ryan Urso (Jamestown)

Truehl made 30 saves on 33 shots for the win. Mimmack  made 29 saves on 34 shots in the loss.

Cody Gylling had three assists in the game.

Game #2: November 24th 2012- Johnstown 3 Jamestown 2 F Boxscore

Johnstown Goal Scorers:
Cody Gylling, Brandon Reinholz, and  Mitch Kontny

Jamestown Goal Scorers:
Victor Johansson and Luc Gerdes

Johnstown went 2 for 5 on the power play. Jamestown was 0 for 3.


Truehl picked up the win, making 35 saves on 37 shots. Shaughnessy received the loss, stopping 24 of 27 shots.

Game #3 December 14th 2012- Johnstown 5 Jamestown 0 F Boxscore

Johnstown Goal Scorers:
Connor Wright, Jesse Kessler, Jordan Watt, Brandon Reinholz, and Andrew McDonald.

Jamestown Goal Scorers:

Johnstown went 2 for 9 on the power play. Jamestown went 0 for 3.

 Connor Wright (Johnstown) vs Luc Gerdes (Jamestown).
 Jesse Kessler (Johnstown) vs Elliot Tisdale (Jamestown)

Brennan got the win, making all 19 saves on 19 shots. Mimmack got the loss, stopping 25 of 30 shots and playing 48:30 of the game. Shaughnessy played the last 11:30 and stopped all three shots he faced.

Game #4: December 15th 2012- Johnstown 0 Jamestown 1 F Boxscore

Johnstown Goal Scorers:

Jamestown Goal Scorers:
 Nicholas Sierra

Johnstown went 0 for 3 on the power play. Jamestown went 0 for 4.


Mimmack made all 37 saves in the shutout win. Brennan made 30 saves on 31 shots in the loss.

Notes: This was the "Teddy Bear Toss" game in which all the fan for Johnstown threw out their stuffed animals when the Ironmen scored. Puck Daddy had an article about it, which you can read here.

Game #5: March 8th 2013- Johnstown 3 Jamestown 1 F Boxscore

Johnstown Goal Scorers:
Jeff Bergh, Ian Spencer, and Jordan Watt.

Jamestown Goal Scorers:
Ryan Doucet

Johnstown went 0 for 4 on the power play. Jamestown was 0 for 3.

 Jake Fairchild (Johnstown) vs Joe Mottiqua (Jamestown).
 Brandon Reinholz (Johnstown) vs Tyler Minx (Jamestown)

Truehl made 25 saves on 26 shots for the win. Ballmer made 25 saves on 27 shots, getting the loss.

Game #6: March 9th 2013- Johnstown 2 Jamestown 3 F Boxscore

Johnstown Goal Scorers:
 Andrew McDonald and JB Baker

Jamestown Goal Scorers:
 Luc Gerdes, Ross Pavek, and Ryan Doucet.

Johnstown went 0 for 3 on the power play. Jamestown went 1 for 5.

Cody Boyd (Johnstown) vs Ryan Urso (Jamestown).
 Jake Fairchild (Johnstown) vs Joe Mottiqua (Jamestown).
 Ian Spencer (Johnstown) vs Elliot Tisdale (Jamestown).


Ballmer picked up the win making 30 saves on 32 shots. Truehl got the loss, stopping 21 of 24 shots.

This Weekend:

Johnstown is 4-2-0 this season vs the Ironmen.

Johnstown comes into this last weekend with the third best power play in the league 18.6 percent, and the 15th best penalty kill in the league at 84.3 percent.

Jamestown was the 13th best power play at 16.1 percent, and the 17th best penalty kill at 82.4 percent.

On the road this season Johnstown is 13-9-6, while Jamestown has a home ice record of 19-7-2.

Leading Scorers vs Johnstown:

NameGPGoalsAssistsPointsIce RatingPenalty Minutes
Ross Pavek6213-114
Evan Ritt612304
Dylan Zink612324
Ryan Doucet220200
Luc Gerdes6202-117

Leading Scorers vs Jamestown:

NameGPGoalsAssistsPointsIce RatingPenalty Minutes
Brandon Reinholz6426321
Casey Nelson6156-40
Cody Gylling4156-34
Andrew McDonald621326
Mitch Kontny6213-30

Goalies vs Johnstown:

Reid Mimmack21203.560.901No longer on roster
Tim Shaughessy20102.520.9No longer on roster
Joe Ballmer21102.010.932

Goalies vs Jamestown:

Chris Truehl43102.260.925
Colin Brennan21100.510.98

North Division Standings:


North Division Games:


Janesville 0 at Port Huron 5 F Boxscore


Michigan at Port Huron
Janesville at Soo
Kalamazoo at Springfield


Michigan at Port Huron
Janesville at Soo
Kalamazoo at Springfield

Johnstown needs to win at least one game this weekend and Port Huron needs to lose one game for the Tomahawks to lock into fourth place. Janesville and Springfield are battling to see who will get the last playoff spot in the division. This weekend will also determine where Kalamazoo and Jamestown will finish in the standings.

This is a great weekend to be a fan of junior hockey for sure.

Let's go 'Hawks!!!

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