December 10, 2013

Tomahawks Split in Wenatchee

The first weekend in Wenatchee the Tomahawks were able to get three out of four points. This past weekend the Wild were able to get three out of four points. Johnstown would have loved to win both games, but since Wenatchee isn't in their division, it doesn't hurt too much giving up a couple.

Both games Johnstown faced a lot of shots but both Jake Moore, and Alex Okicki were up for the task.

Moore lost his game on Friday night by the score of 2-1. In the game Moore made 31 saves on 33 shots.

Johnstown was just unable to score goals, their lone goal being scored in the first period by Shane Bednard, on the power play.

On Saturday night, Okicki turned away 37 of 41 shots, including 6 of 7 in the shootout.

Johnstown had a 4-2 lead with just over a minute to go into the third, only to see Wenatchee find a way scoring two quick goals and tying the game. This of course forced overtime and then the shootout.

Tyler Basham who seems to be a shootout specialist for Johnstown, scored in the fourth round to tie things up. Then in the seven round, Mitch Hall was able to beat Chase Perry to give Johnstown the win.

Game 1- Wenatchee 2 Johnstown 1 F (Boxscore, Official Game Recap)
Game 2- Wenatchee 4 Johnstown 5 F SO (Boxscore. Official Game Recap)

Thoughts and Notes:

---You never want to lose a lead late, but you've got to be happy that the team didn't quite and found a way to get both points on Saturday night.

---Johnstown will play Wenatchee again this season with the Wild coming back to Johnstown. The Wild may be joining the BCHL next season so this could be the last chance to see the Tomahawks and Wild in action.

----Logan Hudson played on Saturday night for the Tomahawks. In the game he didn't record any points, had two penalty minutes (slashing) and was an even for the night.

----Alex Okicki picked up the win on Saturday night, meaning Okicki is now 6-0-1 in his last seven games. He has a total of 12 wins so far this season. Last year with Kalamazoo he went 18-11-4 overall.

---Mitch Hall had an assist on Friday night and two on Saturday giving him a total of 21 points in 27 games this season. That is a career high for Hall. Last year he had 13 points in 24 games with the Tomahawks.

---Johnstown is now 16-10-2 on the season. Four points behind Port Huron for a first place tie. It just so happenends that Johnstown and Port Huron will battle each other this upcoming weekend.

---Johnstown has been playing good hockey and in their last ten games are 7-2-1.

TheTomablog's Three Stars of the Weekend:

3- Johnstown- Shane Bednard- In two games he had 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points, was a +2 and had 9 penalty minutes.

2- Wenatchee- Parker Tuomie- In two games he had 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points (all coming on Saturday night) and was a +1.

1- Johnstown- Mitch Hall- In two games, he had 3 assists for 3 points, a fight, was a +1, and scored the game winning shootout goal.

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