April 11, 2014
Johnstown Tomahawks' Year Comes to an End and What We Have Planned for the Offseason
The Johnstown Tomahawks second season in the NAHL has come to an end in a loss to Port Huron, 4-3.
Port Huron has swept the Tomahawks and will advance to the North Division Finals where they'll play the Michigan Warriors who also swept their series vs. the Janesville Jets.
This season saw many highs on and off the ice, and saw a few lows. In the next upcoming weeks, we'll take a look at all of those in our End of Season wrap up.
We'll have player stats, game by game review, our scouting report on all the players that played for Johnstown this season, and much much more.
Until that time, we're going to take a week or two off from the site (unless there's breaking news to announce). We'll give you updates on the Port Huron/Michigan series on Twitter and Facebook.
After we come back from break, we'll probably do a formal 2014 Playoff review and look back at this series.
The Tomahawks didn't play terrible in this round vs. Port Huron and with all three losses coming from a one goal differential, if the Tomahawks got the lucky bounces it would be Johnstown going to the second round.
You have to give credit to Port Huron as they're a very good team. Max Milosek was one of the major factors that kept game three out of Johnstown's reach, as he came up big several times in the third period, including a last second breakaway save on Jordan Watt.
Alex Okicki made his last Johnstown Tomahawks, and junior hockey appearance in the third period, turning away all six shots he faced (NAHL shows Okicki played the whole game, but he only came in to start the third period. Brett Young played the first two).
Game 3- Port Huron 4-3 F (Boxscore)
Seven of the Tomahawks won't be back next season as they are now to old to play at the junior hockey level. That doesn't mean the remaining players on the roster will be back next season.
When we return from our short break that's another thing we'll take a look at, the tenders, upcoming NAHL draft, and players that might play elsewhere next season.
For now, we're going to reflect on the season and recharge our batteries to get ready for a busy offseason and then the 2014-2015 season.
Till then, it's been a fun season, and we cannot wait to see what the next few months have in store.