March 10, 2016

Tomahawks Look To Make History and Climb East Standings

The Johnstown Tomahawks are getting close to the finish line, aka, the end of the NAHL regular season. There’s eight remaining games on the schedule with six of them coming at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

This is the team’s fourth year in the NAHL and they have the chance to set a new franchise record before the season ends. That record? Most wins in a single season. The current record stands at 28 wins. This was set in the team’s second season back in 2013-2014, under former head coach, Jason Spence. Though that season had the Tomahawks winning the most games, they finished with 61 points, which was behind the season before. The Tomahawks set that record in their first year in the league, with 66 points.

Currently, the Tomahawks sit at 26 wins and 57 points, one point behind last year’s total.

With eight games remaining, four vs Aston and four vs Wilkes-Barre, the team could get a max of 34 wins. Will that happen? Probably not. It would be the team’s longest winning streak of the season. With that said, it is quite doable for the team to at least finish the year 4-4. If this would become the case the team would end the season with a nice 30 win season.

The most points the team could add to their standings would be 16, if they swept the remaining games. If they go 4-4, with all four losses coming in regulation their point total would be 65. This would be the second best finish in the team’s history.

Now this .500 winning percentage for the rest of the year is being conservative. The Tomahawks have beat both Aston and Wilkes-Barre in the past, and if they play well, and stay disciplined, they could do better than a 4-4 record.

Currently, the Tomahawks sit third in the East Division out of four teams. This year everyone in the division makes the playoffs, so unlike last season, Johnstown will participate in the Robertson Cup Playoffs.

New Jersey sits atop the division with 66 points. Aston is in second place with 62. Wilkes-Barre is in fourth with 46.

If the playoffs were to start today, New Jersey would host Wilkes-Barre and Aston would host Johnstown in a best-of-five match-up.

With eight games left in the regular season, Johnstown could move up in the standings, getting home ice advantage and help set a new team record in regular season wins. Only time will tell, but we won’t have to wait too long.

Season-by-Season Records

2012-2013

60 Games
27-21-12
66 points

2013-2014

60 Games
28-27-5
61 points

2014-2015

60 Games
25-27-8
58 Points

2015-2016
26-21-5
57 Points

March 9, 2016

Local Johnstown Celebrity To Drop Puck Prior to Saturday Night’s Game

Johnstown, Pa - The Johnstown Tomahawks are in the last stretch of the 2015-2016 NAHL season. The team has eight games left on the regular season schedule, with six of them taking place at the historic Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

The team is looking to break the regular season record for wins in a season (28) and can tie that record this weekend with two games against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The Tomahawks are looking to move up in the East division standings to secure home ice advantage in the Robertson Cup Playoffs.

For the next remaining home games the team will have exciting game promotions for the loyal Johnstown fans.

One of those great promotions comes this weekend, Saturday (3/12/16) against the Knights. Local beloved celebrity, Jim Burton will be on hand for the ceremonial puck drop before the 7pm match-up.

A staple of the Johnstown community and surrounding area, Mr. Burton will be on hand to drop the ceremonial first puck and mingle with fans while promoting a great non-profit organization Beginnings Inc., who work to enable children to reach their full potential developmentally and help families grow strong through early intervention and educational opportunities.

He’s also been a proud support of the Johnstown Tomahawks.

Fans are encouraged to stop by the merchandise stand area behind section 21 to meet Mr Burton, win prizes and donate to Beginnings Inc.

To purchase tickets for both games, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, by logging onto JohnstownTomahawks.com or by visiting the War Memorial Arena Box Office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, fans can call the Tomahawks office at 814-536-GOAL (4625).