December 12, 2013

Johnstown and Port Huron Set for First Place Showdown

Photo by: Tami Knopsnyder 2013 Copyright

This weekend the Tomahawks make their way to Port Huron to take on the Fighting Falcons for the first time this season away from the War Memorial Arena.

If Johnstown can pick up all four points and not give up any, they'll tie Port Huron in the standings for first place in the North Division.

Games between Johnstown and Port Huron are always exciting to watch and with the raised stakes, this weekend should be very fun to watch.

Previous Meetings:

September 14th- Port Huron 3 Johnstown 1 F Boxscore
September 15th- Port Huron 5 Johnstown 1 F Boxscore
November 2nd- Port Huron 4 Johnstown 1 F Boxscore
November 3rd- Port Huron 3 Johnstown 4 F OT Boxscore
November 22nd- Port Huron 3 Johnstown 4 F Boxscore
November 23rd- Port Huron 2 Johnstown 3 F SO Boxscore

Port Huron comes into the weekend with a first place record of 16-5-6.

Johnstown holds a tie for 2nd place (with Michigan Warriors) with a record of 16-10-2

Port Huron is on a three game losing streak, their longest of the 2013-2014 season.

Johnstown is 7-2-1 in their last ten games and 6-4-1 on the road this season.

Team Leaders:
(head to head)

Port Huron




Johnstown



News:

Brett Young Traded to Port Huron

Brett Young was traded to the Port Huron Fighting Falcons earlier this weekend in exchange for future considerations. Young appeared in two games with Johnstown with a record of 0-1-0 a GAA of 4.74 and a save percentage of .860.

Drabin Called Up to Youngstown

Today Joe Drabin was called up to the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL. This is the second time this season that Drabin has been sent to Youngstown. His first call up only lasted two games. It is yet unknown whether this most recent call up will be long term or short term.

Joe Drabin has played 26 games with the Tomahawks this season, scoring 15 points (5 goals, 10 assists).

Johnstown Calls Up Richmond Generals Goalie, Tucker Murphy

Via Twitter @tuckermurphy194
Jake Moore is out, at least this weekend with Tonsilitus, which means the Tomahawks need a solid backup goalie. So Johnstown has called up Tucker Murphy who tried out for the Tomahawks during this past off season.

This year with the Richmond Generals, Murphy has a record of 10-3-0 with a GAA of 2.21 and a save percentage of .938. You can read the Generals' official team press release here.

Tomahawks Tender Forward

Johnstown made their third tender for the 2014-2015 season, signing Philadelphia Jr. Flyers forward Andrew Romano.

You can read the Jr. Flyers full press release here, which features quotes from the Johnstown Tomahawks.

Last season for the Jr. Flyers, Romano played in 40 games scoring 49 points (19 goals, 30 assists). In 2011-2012 he appeared in 40 games scoring 39 points (18 goals, 21 assists).

Note:

Brady Bender is still injured which means that Logan Hudson will remain with the team a bite longer than expected. Hudson has played in one game for the Tomahawks which came against Wenatchee last Saturday night. He is an even rating and has two penalty minutes thus far.

Standings:



North Division Schedule:

Wednesday:

Michigan 4
Port Huron 3 F

Friday:

Johnstown
Port Huron

Michigan
Soo

Springfield
Janesville

Saturday:

Johnstown
Port Huron

Michigan
Soo

Springfield
Janesville

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