18 Players Drafted By Tomahawks During 2021 NAHL Entry Draft
Written by: David Nicoletti
The 2021 NAHL Entry Draft got underway Wednesday afternoon. After a rather successful draft last year selecting 12 players, the Johnstown Tomahawks would go into this draft selecting 18 players. So, without further ado, meet your 2021 Johnstown Tomahawks Draft Class.
RD: 1 OVR: 28 | SEAN RAMSAY | RIGHT WING
With their first pick in the NAHL Entry Draft, the Johnstown Tomahawks selected Sean Ramsay. Ramsey is a native of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, born on February 11th, 2001. He stands at 5’11” and weighs 180 pounds.
The right handed shot spent the 2020-21 season in the BCHL playing for the Cowichan Valley Capitals. He would go on to score two goals and five assists in his 19 games with the club that season.
Ramsey in 2018-19 led the CSSHL U18 in goals with 46, and points with 96.
RD: 2 OVR: 42 | TYLER McNEIL | FORWARD
Originally a pick from the Central Division’s Austin Bruins, the Tomahawks would move up from their original spot in the second round to select forward Tyler McNeil. A native of South Lake Tahoe, California with a USA / Netherlands nationality. McNeil was born on April 11th, 2002, and stands at 5’9” and weighs 150 pounds.
The left handed shot spent his 2020-21 season with the Fresno Monsters of the USPHL Premier, and the Philadelphia Hockey Club of the NCDC. With Fresno, McNeil would put up nine goals and two assists in four games, as well as four goals in three playoff games. With Philadelphia, he put up five goals and nine assists in 25 games, as well as a goal in two playoff games.
Johnstown’s original pick in round two at 57th overall would be used by the Central Division’s Bismarck Bobcats. Bismarck would select right winger Paul Huglen.
RD: 3 OVR: 86 | MYLES PERRY | RIGHT WING
Johnstown’s next selection in the Entry Draft would be Myles Perry. Perry is a native of Whitby, Ontario, Canada, born on February 7th, 2002. He stands at 5’9”, weighing in at 150 pounds.
The 19 year old’s last season of play would be the 2019-20 season, as he would miss the entire 2020-21 season. The right handed shot would play the 2019-20 season in the OJHL for the North York Rangers. He would play in 53 games for the team, scoring 16 goals and 16 assists, as well as five goals and one assist in five playoff games.
Perry in 2018-19 led the ETAHL U18 in Points with 47.
RD: 4 OVR: 110 | ETHAN PERRAULT | DEFENSE
Johnstown would move up in the draft once again, this time it would be in the fourth round, taking place for the South Division’s Wichita Falls Warriors. With their selection, Johnstown would select a familiar face in defenseman Ethan Perrault.
The 6’3” 190 pounder from Tipp City, Ohio would go from affiliate to draft pick for the Tomahawks. Perrault would appear in three games last year for Johnstown, tallying one assist.
Before coming to Johnstown, Perrault would play for the Ohio Blue Jackets 18U AAA. He put up four goals, 12 assists, in 60 games in the 18U AAA, and one assist in 14 games in the T1EHL 18U.
Johnstown’s original pick in round four at 115th overall would be used by the South Division’s Odessa Jackalopes. Odessa would pass on this pick.
RD: 5 OVR: 129 | NOAH WAGNER | LEFT WING
Johnstown would go into the fifth round with two draft picks for the draft’s next set of 29. Their first pick of the fifth round, which was originally an Austin Bruins pick, would be used to select Noah Wagner.
Wagner is a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with a Canada / USA nationality. He was born on June 27th, 2002, and stands at 5’10” and weighs 185 pounds.
The lefty shooter would spend the 2020-21 season in the MJHL playing in five games for the Dauphin Kings, and two games for the Portage Terriers. He would score one goal in 2020-21, and it would be in a Kings uniform.
Wagner won the WHL Cup Bronze Medal in 2017-18.
RD: 5 OVR: 144 | CHIP HAMLETT | LEFT DEFENSE
For their second pick in the fifth round, the Tomahawks would select Chip Hamlett. A left defensemen from Belle Mead, New Jersey. Born on January 18th, 2001, standing at 6’0”, weighing in at 180 pounds.
Hamlett would spend the 2020-21 season playing for the Philadelphia Hockey Club of the NCDC. He put up two goals and 12 assists in 39 games, as well as two goals and one assist in two playoff games.
RD: 6 OVR: 173 | THOMAS DELFARNO | RIGHT DEFENSE
With their next selection, Johnstown would select Thomas DelFarno. A native of Lincoln, Rhode Island born on February 26th, 2003. He stands 6’0” and weighs 185 pounds.
DelFarno would spend the 2020-21 season with Mount St. Charles Acad 18U AAA of the 18U AAA. He would take part in 33 games that season, scoring three goals and three assists.
RD: 7 OVR: 202 | MARC LUND | FORWARD
Johnstown's next pick would be Marc Lund, a native of Edina, Minnesota, born on April 29th, 2003. He stands at 6’2” and weighs 165 pounds.
Lund, a right handed shot, spent the 2020-21 season with the MN Moose 18U AAA of the MNHP 18U, and Holy Family Catholic of USHS-MN. For the Moose, he would put up 10 goals and 10 assists in 22 games. For Holy Family, he registered seven goals and eight assists in 15 games.
RD: 8 OVR: 231 | WILL ELGER | CENTER
With their eighth round selection, the Tomahawks would select Will Elger. Elger is a native of Lewis Center, Ohio, born on December 29th, 2004. He stands at 6’0” and weighs 150 pounds.
The right handed shot spent 2020-21 with the Ohio Blue Jackets 16U AAAo of the T1EHL 16U and 16U AAA. For the T1EHL 16U, he put up four goals and seven assists in 13 games. For the 16U AAA, he registered 18 goals and 21 assists in 54 games.
He would also add onto 2020-21 by appearing in one game for the United States National Team Development Program Junior team of the USHL.
RD: 9 OVR: 260 | LIAM GROSS | GOALTENDER
Another familiar face from last season, as with their ninth round pick, Johnstown would select Liam Gross. Gross is a PA native from Fort Washington, born on June 20th, 2002, standing at 6’1”, and weighing 185 pounds.
Gross appeared in two games for the Tomahawks last season. He would finish with a perfect 2-0-0 record with a 3.00 GAA, and a .909 save percentage.
Before coming to Johnstown, Gross appeared with the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers 18U AAA of the NAPHL 18U for two games. He held a 1-1 record with a 1.01 GAA and a .957 save percentage.
He has also appeared in eight games with La Salle College High. He held a 7-3 record with a 1.90 GAA and a .916 save percentage.
RD: 10 OVR: 289 | JOHNNY RAMOUNDOS | FORWARD
Johnstown in the tenth round would select Johnny Ramoundos, a native of Prevost, Quebec, Canada, born on October 30th, 2002. He stands at 5’11” and weighs 174 pounds.
The right handed shot would miss 2020-21, he would spend 2019-20 with the Saint-Jérôme Lions Midget AA of the LIHLLLMAA, and the NPU Rebels U18 of the PSHF U18. For the Lions, he would put up four goals and 10 assists in 21 games. For the Rebels, he registered five goals and six assists in 12 games.
RD: 11 OVR: 318 | ROBERT BARRASSO | LEFT WING
Johnstown’s next pick would be Robert Barrasso, a native of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, born on March 1st, 2002. He stands at 6’4” and weighs 195 pounds.
The left handed shooter spent the 2020-21 season in the NCDC with the Connecticut Jr. Rangers. He would play in 26 games, scoring four goals and two assists, along with one goal in four playoff games.
RD: 12 OVR: 347 | PRESTON BRIGHTON | LEFT DEFENSE
The Tomahawks next selection would be Englewood, Colorado native Preston Brighton. Born on November 6th, 2002, standing 6’2”, and weighing 180 pounds.
Brighton, a left handed shot, would spend 2020-21 with the Boston Advantage of the NCDC. He would tally three assists in 27 games with the team.
RD: 13 OVR: 376 | ARIK ALTMAN | FORWARD
In round 13, Johnstown’s next selection would be Arik Altman. Altman is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, born on May 10th, 2003. He stands 5’11” and weighs 155 pounds.
The right handed shot would spend 2020-21 with the Las Vegas Thunderbirds of the USPHL Premier. Scoring 13 goals and 20 assists in 38 games that season. He was named a USPHL Premier (Pacific) All-Star that season.
RD: 14 OVR: 405 | THOMAS HEANEY | GOALTENDER
Round 14 would see Johnstown selecting goaltender Thomas Heaney. Native of Oceanport, New Jersey born on February 2nd, 2003. He stands 6’1” and weighs 170 pounds.
Heaney would spend the 2020-21 season with the Mount St. Charles Acad 18U AAA of the 18U AAA. In 23 games, he held a 16-4-2 record with a 1.90 GAA and a .916 save percentage.
Heaney won the AYHL 14U Champion in 2017-18, and the BEAST 16U (National) Uncommitted Team in 2019-20.
RD: 15 OVR: 434 | JARED LAMBRIGHT | LEFT DEFENSE
Jared Lambright would be the Tomahawks next pick in round 15. A Clifton Park, New York native born on January 13th, 2001. He stands 5’9” and weighs 165 pounds.
Lambright, a left handed shot, and veteran of the NAHL, spent 2020-21 with the Minot Minotauros of the Central Division, as well as playing in the NCDC with the Boston Advantage. He would score a goal and an assist for Minot in eight games, and six assists in 24 games with Boston.
Lambright has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for St. Lawrence University. He won the EJEPL 16U (Diamond) Champion in 2016-17 with Northwood School 16U.
RD: 16 OVR: 463 | HUNTER FAIRMAN | FORWARD
The Tomahawks in round 16 would select Hunter Fairman. A native of Pittsburgh born on March 26th, 2003. He stands 5’11” and weighs 135.
Fairman spent 2020-21 with the Esmark Stars 18U AAA of the NAPHL 18U and the 18U AAA, as well as Thomas Jefferson High of the USHS-PA. In the NAPHL 18U, he scored six goals and 10 assists in 20 games, as well as a goal and two assists in five playoff games. In the 18U AAA, he scored 15 goals and 26 assists in 70 games.
For Thomas Jefferson High, he put up 34 goals and 28 assists in 17 games, as well as four goals and two assists in two playoff games.
RD: 17 OVR: 492 | PABLO FRANK | FORWARD
With Johnstown’s 18th and final pick for them and in the draft, they would select Pablo Frank. A native of Spokane, Washington, born on June 4th, 2002. He stands 5’10” and weighs 165 pounds.
The right handed shot spent the 2020-21 season in the NAPHL with the Missoula Junior Bruins. From there, he would put up an impressive 27 goals and 30 assists in 38 games that season. He was named to the NA3HL Second All-Rookie Team that year.