September 18, 2013

Johnstown Tomahawks fall to 0-3-0 on the Season

In the first game of the NAHL Showcase tournament, the Amarillo Bulls beat the Johnstown Tomahawks, 6-3. Johnstown was more disciplined this game, but when they took penalties they weren't able to kill it them off as Amarillo went 5 for 7 on the power play.

On the flip side, Johnstown saw themselves on the power play 11 times but could only score once.

Johnstown did have a lead twice in the game. First they went up 2-1 with a goal from Matt Meir, and then retook the lead, 3-2, on another goal scored by Meier.

Johnstown is now 0-3-0 to start the season. This time last year the Tomahawks had a record of 0-2-1. There's no need to jump ship just yet. If the Tomahawks' penalty kill was able to kill off their penalties they would have beat the Bulls 3-1.

When Johnstown played 5 on 5 tonight, they owned most of the play, it's when the game went to special teams Johnstown began to have problems. This is something the players and coaches must figure out, and fast.

In net for Johnstown was Colin DeAugustine, with Brett Young backing him up.

DeAugustine faced 25 shots making 19 saves in the loss.

There were no fights during the game but Brandon Reinholz was ejected in the third period for checking from behind. The player that he hit was not hurt on the play.

Meier, Drabin, and Hall all had two points in the game.

The Tomahawks are back in action tomorrow at 4:30 CST (5:30pm our time) vs the Topeka RoadRunners. The RoadRunners have a record of 3-1-0 so far this season.

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Our Thoughts:

We'd like to see Tien and Finkhouse play in the same game together. They don't have to be on the same line, just in the same game.

We're guessing that Young will probably play tomorrow.

The Tomahawks have a schedule that sees them at home a lot in the first half of the season. If they want good crowds, which we all do, the team needs to produce on the ice.

The Tomahawks have scored five goals so far this season and have allowed 14. They also lead the league in penalty minutes with 109.

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Scoring:

1st

Amarillo - Tyler Gernhofer (power play) (Mitchell McPherson, Matt Sieckhaus) 5:36
Johnstown - Jordan Watt (power play) (Mitch Hall, Jesse Kessler) 10:20
Johnstown - Matthew Meier (Joe Drabin, Eric Tien) 11:46
Amarillo - Brendan Vetter (power play) (Brady Ferguson, Omar Mullan) 18:36

2nd

Johnstown - Matthew Meier (Joe Drabin, Mitch Hall) 9:30
Amarillo - Kyle Gattelaro (power play) (Ryan Stevens) 16:24
Amarillo - Matt Sieckhaus (power play) (Brendan Vetter, Roman Ammirato) 17:29

3rd

Amarillo - Roman Ammirato (Kyle Gattelaro, Mike Davis) 3:53
Amarillo - Mike Davis (power play) (Kyle Gattelaro, Roman Ammirato) 15:39

NAHL Full Boxscore

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Out of Town Scoreboard: North Division only

Springfield 1
Fairbanks 4  Boxscore

Brookings 1
Michigan 3 Boxscore

Adberdeen 2
Janesville 1 Boxscore

Austin 3
Port Huron 2 OT Boxscore

Bismarck 2
Soo 3 Boxscore

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Current Standings:

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Current Player Stats:

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