January 9, 2014

Johnstown vs. Springfield, Award Winners, and Much More

After a disappointing weekend vs Soo where the Tomahawks could only muster up two points out of the possible six, the team heads to Springfield, IL to battle the Jr Blues.

The Tomahawks and Jr Blues have played each other four times this season, all taking place back here in Johnstown. The Tomahawks have also won all four games this season.

Springfield comes into the weekend one game above .500, with a record of 16-15-4. This year at the Nelson Center, the Blues have a record of 8-5-2. Johnstown on the road this season is 9-8-1, with an overall record of 21-14-2.

Previous Meetings:

October 5- Johnstown 3-2 F (Boxscore)
October 6- Johnstown 3-2 F S/O (Boxscore)
November 8- Johnstown 5-1 F (Boxscore)
November 9- Johnstown 6-5 F (Boxscore)

Head to Head:

Johnstown is 1 for 10 on the power play vs. Springfield.

Springfield is 5 for 15 on the power play vs. Johnstown.

Johnstown has out-shot Springfield 117-96.

Springfield Leaders




Johnstown Leaders




Standings:


News and Notes:

Mullan Traded to Wenatchee

The Tomahawks will have a new face in the line up after they added forward Tanner Barnes from the Wenatchee Wild in exchange for Omar Mullan. For full details check out our post about the move we wrote earlier this week.

---The Pittsburgh Penguins were in Vancouver on Wednesday night, and current Penguins' trainer Dana Heinze, who used to work for the Johnstown Chiefs, and is a native of Johnstown, met up with former Tomahawks' forward Cody Boyd.


---Alex Okicki was the North Division's 2nd star of the week. The first star went to Port Huron's Jonathan Kopacka.

---Shane Bednard was a honorable mention for NAHL Forward of the Month (December). In 9 games Bednard scored 9 points (5 goals, 4 assists).

---Mitch Hall was named NAHL Defenseman of the Month Runner-Up (December).  Hall appeared in 9 games scoring 7 points (1 goal, 6 assist) and was a plus 8. He also had a five game point streak.

Player Update:

Colin DeAugustine is currently 5-5-4 with a GAA of 3.49 and a save percentage of .881 this season with Youngstown.

Tristan Ramage, Tomahawks tender for next season who also tried out for the team this years has appeared in 19 games for the Esmark Stars. In those 19 game he as 8 points (2 goals, 6 assists) and 18 penalty minutes.

Peter Halash

This was a very sad and tragic week in the NAHL as Peter Halash, current forward for the Topeka RoadRunners, passed away in a car crash on Sunday night.

You can read the team's tribute to the 19-year old forward here.

Both Alex Jaeckle and Shane Bednard were teammates with Halash while playing for Team Michigan and played against him several times while playing for their high school hockey teams.

The Johnstown Tomahawks, other teams in the NAHL, and leagues around the world have reached out and sent their condolences to the team and the family of Halash.

Halash's last game was on Saturday night vs Wichita Falls in which he scored the games first goal.

In this week's NAHL Plays of the Week, his goal was included in the last clip. Here's the link to the video.

For more information you can visit the Topeka RoadRunners official website and the Topeka Capital Journal. 







North Division Scoreboard:

Friday

Janesville
Michigan

Johnstown
Springfield

Saturday

Janesville
Michigan

Johnstown
Springfield

Port Huron
Soo

Sunday

Port Huron
Soo

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