November 1, 2013

Port Huron vs Johnstown Weekend Preview

Tami Knopsnyder 2013 Copyright

This is only the second season that Johnstown has been in the NAHL. With the schedule they play, they're rivals with all the teams in the north division. But Port Huron and Johnstown, for whatever reason, just HATE each other.

In the two team's brief history, Port Huron has gotten the upper had on Johnstown several times. First, last season they knocked out the Tomahawks in the first round of the playoffs. This season, Port Huron spoiled Johnstown's opening weekend by sweeping the Tomahawks at home.

When these two teams meet you're in for a hard hitting, mean game. Some of the most physical games we've seen have been between the Fighting Falcons and the Tomahawks.

Johnstown will use this weekend to try and get back on the winning track. Port Huron will use the weekend to try and gain even more points to drive the gap between their first place position and the rest of the division.

Last Meetings:
 
September 14th- 3-1 Port Huron Boxscore
September 15th- 5-1 Port Huron Boxscore
 
Records:
 
Port Huron- 10-2-3 23 points
Johnstown- 8-7-1 17 points
 
Johnstown is 4-4-1 at home this season (including showcase games)
Port Huron is 6-2-1 on the road

Special Teams:
 
Power Play
 
PH 17.2% (8)
JHN 12% (19)
 
Penalty Kill
 
PH 90.3% (8)
JHN 80.9% (19)

Leading Scorers Team vs. Team:
 
Port Huron
 
Alex Archibald- 4 points
Mitch Maloney- 3 points
Nick Le Sage- 2 points
 
Johnstown
 
Zach Wallace- 1 point
Colin Finkhouse- 1 point
Shane Cuckovich- 1 point

Goalies:
 
Port Huron
 
Max Milosek- 2-0-0 GAA 1.00 Save% .957
 
Johnstown
 
Alex Okicki- 0-2-0 GAA 3.54 Save% .873

Fights:

Brandon Reinholz vs. Jon Hall
Trevor Heuser vs. Connor Enciso (Enciso only received a roughing penalty)
Cody Gylling vs. Reed Scahill
Trevor Heuser vs. Jon Hall
Cody Bentzel vs. Nick Horne

Recent Transactions:

Port Huron

10-17-2013 Enciso, Conner (F) released

Johnstown

11-1-2013: Assigned Goaltender Jake Moore from Youngstown USHL
10-30-2013 Released Colin Finkhouse (signed with USPHL's Bay State Breakers)

Not Announced Yet/Pending

Add: Logan Coomes
Add: Bailey More
Released: Trevor Heuser
Released: Ryan McNeely

Current Standings:
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Team Leading Scorers (overall)
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Port Huron


Johnstown


How to Get Tomahawks Back on Winning Track:

Earlier this week we wrote a post of our thoughts on what the Tomahawks can do to get back on the winning track. That post was called "Tomahawks' Issues and How to Solve Them"

North Division Scoreboard:

Friday

Wilderness
Soo

Magicians
Janesville

Michigan
Springfield

Saturday

Wilderness
Soo

Magicians
Janesville

Michigan
Springfield

Port Huron
Johnstown

Sunday

Port Huron
Johnstown

Magicians
Janesville

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