April 30, 2013

Tomahawks' Top Five Games of 2012-2013: Number 4

Each day this week we'll count down the top five games of this past season for the Johnstown Tomahawks. The list is only what we believe the best five games were, so if you have a different opinion, we'd love to hear about it. Comment below or you can leave a comment on our Facebook or Twitter page.

#4

When:
November 30th 2012
 
Where:
 Town Toyota Center
 
 
 
Match-up/Score:
  Wenatchee 3 Johnstown 4 F/OT

We selected this game as number four for a few reasons. It was the first time the Tomahawks traveled to the west coast. The Tomahawks' were in the middle of one of their best streaks of the season. Lastly because it showed that the Tomahawks could match up against anyone in the league. Wenatchee was a well rounded team, from the net out. The game was a battle but Johnstown found a way to get two points.

1st Period:

Only 2:05 into the first period, Andrew McDonald was able to beat Wilds' goaltender, Nichols, to give the Tomahawks a 1-0 lead. The assists came from Connor Wright and Zach Wallace.

Wenatchee would tie the game at one, Jacob Barber assisted by Brian Williams and Chris Kerr, at 11:51.

The period would end with the score 1-1.

2nd Period:

Early in the second period, Wenatchee would take the lead, when Jacob Barber beat Chris Truehl. The assists went to Chris Kerr (his second of the night) and David Mead. Time of the goal was 1:59.

The Tomahawks would bare down and score the next two. Andrew McDonald scored his second of the game, shorthanded, with the assist going to Cody Gylling at 11:12. Moments later, team captain, Mitch Kontny would give the team the go-a-head goal, assisted by Jeff Bergh at 13:37.

That's how the period would end.

3rd Period:

The third period was a defensive game for both clubs, as Johnstown was only able to get seven shots on net, and the Wild would only get six shots. Unfortunately for the Tomahawks, one of those six shots beat Truehl to tie the game at three.

The goal came off the stick of  Jacob Barber, unassisted, at 3:26 and would force overtime.

OT:

It only took 53 seconds into overtime for there to be a winner. Jordan Watt scored the game winning goal, with the assists coming from Jesse Kessler and Andrew McDonald. It was McDonald's third point of the night.


(above picture was taken by Tami Knopsnyder, seconds after Jordan Watt netting the game winnnig goal.)

Wenatchee out shot Johnstown 37-29.

Johnstown was 0 for 1 on the power play and Wenatchee went 0 for 2.

Three Stars of the Game:
 
3- Johnstown- Chris Truehl
2- Wenatchee- Chris Kerr
1- Wenatchee- Jacob Barber

I don't agree with the three stars as Andrew McDonald was left out but that was just a simple case of some hometown scoring, and every home team does that once and a while.

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Make sure you come back tomorrow as we keep the countdown going, with game number 3, leading up to Friday when we reveal which game was the best of the 2012-2013 Johnstown Tomahawks' season.

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