September 17, 2014
Tomahawks Win First Game of Season Over Aberdeen Wings 3-2
The Johnstown played well vs the Aberdeen Wings in the first game of their four-game schedule of the NAHL Showcase. Johnstown had a three goal lead, which was just enough to hold of a Wings comeback late in the third period.
Johnstown scored their first goal of the game in the first period when Steven Quagliata took a slap shot from the blue line, which on the way to the net, Andrew Romano deflected the puck, beating Chad Catt. That was the only goal of the period.
Johnstown would then add a goal in the second period while on the power play. A shot from the top of the circles by Alex Jaeckle beat Catt, giving the Tomahawks the 2-0. The assist went to forward Tanner Barnes. This Tomahawks' goal was also the only goal of the second period.
A little more than half way through the third period, Johnstown stuck again with a goal scored by Zach Zech to put the Tomahawks up by three goals. The assists went to Andrew Romano and Joe Drabin. The goal was the Tomahawks' second power play goal of the game.
Then Aberdeen begain their comeback first scoring a goal from Kyle Haak at 12:22 and then a goal from Ronnie Hein at 18:16.
Less then a minute to go in the game the Wings pulled their goalie for the extra attacker trying to get the game into overtime, but Johnstown's goaltender Jake Gwillim, who played a solid game in net, keep the game-tying goal from getting behind him. The buzzer rang and the Tomahawks won their first game of the regular season, 3-2.
Aberdeen outshot Johnstown 26-19.
Johnstown was 2 for 4 on the power play. Aberdeen was 0 for 4.
Gwillim picks up his first NAHL win in his first NAHL start.
The Tomahawks are back on the ice tomorrow vs the Topeka RoadRunners at 10 am CST.
In other North Division action, Michigan lost to Austin, 5-2. At the time of the posting of this article Keystone was losing in the 3rd period 2-1 to the RoadRunners, and the Soo Eagles are schedule to faceoff against Bismarck at 7:45 pm CST.