This weekend the Tomahawks are back in Port Huron to play two games vs. the first place Fighting Falcons. As we've stated in the last couple of posts, Johnstown is struggling a bit and will need to get back on the right track this weekend in Port Huron.
Earlier in the week, the Soo Eagles had a rare weeknight game, which saw them beat the Janesville Jets, 3-1. This moved Soo past Johnstown in the standings to third place, while Johnstown fell to fourth.
Just a reminder that only the top four teams in the division make the playoff's this season. With Johnstown having a total of 46 points, they're only one point way from Soo, who has 47 points. Michigan sits in second place with 48 points, and Port Huron is at the top of the division with 53 points.
Behind Johnstown is the Springfield Jr. Blues who currently have 43 points on the season, three back from Johnstown. Janesville is in last place with a total of 36 points.
So from here on out it's going to be fun and at the same time nerve racking watching the standings every night, but that's one of the things that make the lead up to playoff hockey so fun.
Let's not look too far ahead though, Johnstown has to get the job done in Port Huron this weekend.
There's some good news for the team as Shane Cuckovich has been cleared to play. Cuckovich has been out of Johnstown's lineup since January 5th.
Cuckovich has appeared in 31 games for the Tomahawks this season, scoring 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists), is a plus 5 and has 19 penalty minutes.
This is the last time Johnstown and Port Huron faceoff against each other this regular season. So far both teams are .500 this year against each other.
Johnstown has a current road record of 10-11-1. Port Huron's home record this season is 12-5-3.
We have some bad news, this Friday night's game will be officiated by Jonathon Paradise.
Tomahawks Tender Two More Players
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In the Tomahawks press release about the tendering of Houston they also mentioned that his teammate from the Penguins Elite, Luke Lynch has also been given a tender by the Tomahawks.
Lynch, another Pittsburgh, Pa native is the leading scorer for the Penguins Elite team, scoring 32 points (17 goals, 15 assists) and has 55 penalty minutes in 31 games this season.
Lynch is a 1996 birth year player and stands at 6'1, 190lb.
We've updated these two players onto the Tender page.
Head to Head Stats:
Johnstown is 5 for 36 on the Power Play vs. Port Huron.
Port Huron is 9 for 50 on the Power Play vs. Johnstown.
North Division Schedule: