February 3, 2014

Tomahawks' Take Three of Four Points in Port Huron, Okicki's Award Winning Hair, and more...

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The Tomahawks had to dig deep after going into a losing slide the last few weeks. When it was all over Johnstown picked up three of a possible four points.

On Friday night, Brett Young made his first start since November 2nd, which was also vs. the Fighting Falcons. Young played an impressive game turning away 33 of 36 shots.

Johnstown had the lead in the third period with less than two minutes to go, until Port Huron tied the game on the power play, sending the game to overtime.

In overtime Nick Horne was able to get the game winner for Port Huron, beating Johnstown 3-2.

Johnstown had goals from Zach Wallace, and Brandon Reinholz.

Johnstown was 0 for 3 on the power play, and Port Huron was 1 for 5.

Port Huron outshot Johnstown 36-27.

On Saturday night, Johnstown continued to battle and played a full 60-minutes, and this time it paid off.

Alex Okicki was in net for Johnstown stopping 32 of 34 shots.

Johnstown did have a 2-1 lead after the first period. Tomahawks' first period goals came from Matt Meier, and Shane Bednard.

Port Huron tied the game up halfway through the second period, and the game would stay tied at two going into the third period.

In the third Johnstown got goals from Tyler Basham (game winner) and Shane Bednard (empty net).

Johnstown was 0 for 2 on the power play, and Port Huron was 0 for 4.

Port Huron outshot Johnstown 34-30.

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In net for Port Huron was Alex Blankenburg. On the season, he now has four regulation losses, three of which have come against the Tomahawks.

Eric Hewitt played in both games this weekend. He did not register a point but was a plus 1 and had one shot on net.

Port Huron had 662 people at the game on Friday night, and 368 on Saturday night. The Tomahawks booster club made the trip to Port Huron.

Port Huron 3-2 OT (boxscore, team press release)
Johnstown 4-2 F (boxscore, team press release)

Johnstown now has a record of 23-19-3, good for 3rd place.

Johnstown has this upcoming weekend off and will be back in action the following weekend at home vs the Michigan Warriors.

Flow of the Month


Nahl.com
Alex Okicki was named winner of "Flow of the Month" for the month of January. He joins his teammate, Jordan Watt, who also won "Flow of the Month" honors for the month of December of this season. You can check out the NAHL announcement here.

Alumni Stats:

Another week of hockey is the books which can only mean one thing, we've updated the alumni page with the most up-to-date stats. You can take a look at those former Tomahawks' playing at the college and junior level here.

Scott Nichols:

Before the start of Friday night's game vs. the Port Huron Fighting Falcons, Port Huron announced some sad news, that the current assistant coach for the team had passed away. Scott Nichols was the team's goalie coach and a native of the Port Huron area.

Here's an article from the Detroit News about the tragic story. The team has decided to play the rest of the season in Mr. Nichols honor. We, along with the rest of the hockey world, send our thoughts and prayers to the Nichols family and the Port Huron Fighting Falcons organization.

(Port Huron press release)

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