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Alex Rivet - Looking to Play in Johnstown this Upcoming Season

by David Nicoletti

It looks like the Tomahawks might be welcoming a familiar face to Johnstown for the upcoming 2020-21 NAHL season.

Alex Rivet was a member of the Maine Nordiques for 27 games last season. Now, after attending a recent camp for the Johnstown Tomahawks, he has an opportunity to make the opening night roster if he can survive the last set of cuts.

Rivet, a 20-year-old forward born in Lewiston, Maine stands at 5’10” and weighing in at 190 pounds. He is a left shot.

He spent the first three years of his high school days with Lewiston High from 2014-15 to 2016-17,where he registered a total of 24 goals, 32 assists, and 56 points, in 53 games with the team.

He then went on to spend his next two year of hockey from 2017-18 to 2018-19 with Middlesex School. Located in Concord, Massachusetts and plays in both the USHS-Prep and USHS-MA leagues. In 47 games with the Zebras, he put up 32 goals, 26 assists, and 58 points.

He was added to play for the Lewiston/Auburn Nordiques of the NA3HL in 2018-19. He made his debut for the team during the 2019 NA3HL Fraser Cup Playoff where he played eight games for the Nordiques and put up 10 goals and one assist. He helped leading them to the finals but lost to the Texas Brahmas 2-1 in the championship game.

For the 2019-20 NAHL season, Rivet was called up to start for the Maine Nordiques to play hockey for the team for the upcoming season. He played 27 games for Maine, scoring three goals and tailing five assists.

He was released from the Nordiques on January 3rd, 2020.

He would then later sign to play for the Waywayseecappo Wolverines of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL). There he put up two assists and eight penalty minutes in 12 games for the Wolverines. He also played two playoff games for Waywayseecappo during the 2020 MJHL Turnbull Cup Playoffs but failed to find the scoresheet in both of his games.

Rivet told this to the Sun Journal:

“They wanted to see how I would adapt to it and all that, how I would take ownership, leadership role.”
“They really wanted to see how I reacted to being a leader and all that. Obviously being a 2000 (born player) it’s your veteran year and you want to take the younger guys under your wing and teach them how to play in the league and how to find success", Rivet said.

Johnstown finished second in the East Division with a with a 34-13-4 record (72 points) five points behind the New Jersey Jr. Titans, who finished with a 38-13-1 record (75 points).

The Tomahawks had seven 1999-born forwards who aged out and three more players moved on to Division I hockey. Many of them were forwards.

Let’s see if Alex can beat all odds and make room for his name to be a part of the opening night roster for the Tomahawks for the upcoming 2020-21 season. The 2020-21 NAHL schedule is scheduled to be released on September 1st. We will give you a first hand look at the schedule whenever it comes out.

Lets Go Hawks!!

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