Johnstown was third in their division this season in goals scored (179) but throughout the season had trouble getting timely goals, and relied heavily on their top line to get most of the scoring done. So early on, even before the season ended, Rick Boyd began to tender players who have been able to put up good numbers in other leagues. The latest player Boyd is hopping that can come into Johnstown this upcoming season and bring his success from the Empire Jr. Hockey League, is Logan Coomes.
Johnstown Tomahawks' assistant coach, Mike Letizia, had this to say about Coomes, via the team's official press release:
“Through our scouting efforts, we learned about Coomes and invited him to skate with the Tomahawks in Johnstown,” said Tomahawks Assistant Coach Mike Letizia. “We were thoroughly impressed with his skills and feel he will be a strong asset for our team.”Coomes, via team's press release:
“I enjoyed the opportunity to skate with the Tomahawks previously, which made it even more exciting when they asked me to commit to them for next season,” said Coomes. “I love playing hockey, and I'm most comfortable being on the ice; It's like my second home. I think that playing with the Tomahawks will challenge me to be a better hockey player. And I hope that I can add something to the team. "
So how good is Coomes? He did so good last season that he verbally committed to the NCAA Division I Quinnipiac University to play in the 2016 season. That's the same Quinnipiac that were runners up (losing to Yale) in this year's frozen four final. He can't sign a letter of intent until he turns eighteen years old.
Coomes spent this past season playing for the Frederick Freeze, where he led his team in scoring and was third in the league in total points.
In the 2011/2012 season he played for the Indiana Jr Ice 16U of the NAPHL. His stats are below:
Coomes becomes the eighth player to be tender for the Tomahawks 2013-2014. Tender's so far:
Logan Coomes- F
Shane Cuckovich- D
Trevor Recktenwald- F
Collin Finkhouse- F
Matt Meier- F
Aaron Bland- F
Eric Tien- F
Collin DeAugustine- G
With the players already tendered by the team, the NAHL draft coming up in June, the players that should be back from last years team, and a few BIG signings Boyd has planned, next year's team is shaping up to be a fun one to watch.