Generals Fall to Visiting Flyers
Written by: David Nicoletti
Saturday afternoon at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA was the scene of the Johnstown Generals welcoming in the Philadelphia Flyers Warriors for a matchup. Johnstown would come out in their green jerseys, with the Flyers coming out in their white jerseys.
The Generals for this game would start Chad Burnosky in net while Philadelphia would start with Bill Duffy.
The first period would be all Flyers, as four unanswered goals would be scored in the first 20 minutes of play. Defenseman Nick Pidge and forward Dave Donatelli would be a part of two out of those four Flyers goals. It was 4-0, with the shots on goal being 12-4 for Philadelphia.
A Steve Carlson, intermission talk with the Generals players, were something that the Gens would hope would pump up the bench for a comeback period. But things wouldn’t go as planned as Dave Donatelli would score yet again to put the Flyers up on the Generals 5-0 early in the second period.
Philadelphia would then be headed to the game's first power-play as Generals forward Kenny Wingard would get called for a slash. Philly would take advantage seconds later, putting the team up 6-0. Duffy’s day would then come to an end as the goaltender was switched out for Nehemiah Tinsley.
A cross-checking penalty by Flyers forward Devon Richio and a roughing penalty by Generals forward Ben Urban would be the scene before the end of the second period. As it was 6-0 Flyers after 40 minutes, with the shots on goal being 23-9 for Philadelphia.
Donatelli would get the Flyers on the board once again for the team's seventh goal to kick off the third. The Generals shortly afterwards would call a timeout.
A set of Flyers penalties would put the Generals on a 5-on-3 man advantage midway through the period. The 5-on-3 was killed, but Johnstown would take advantage of the 5-on-4 as defenseman Josh Capouellez would score the power-play goal off of a Sean Mullen assist in giving the Gens their first goal of the game.
Two more Flyers goals from forward Matt Stinger and defenseman Sean Wojo would bring us to the game's final score as the Generals would fall to the Flyers 9-1. The final shots on goal were 42-14 for Philadelphia.
The Generals will now look to respond on January 30thas they will welcome the Pittsburgh Warthogs to 1ST SUMMIT ARENA fora 4pmpuck drop start. Steve Carlson would once again drop the ceremonial puck as Hawks Daily will be on the scene covering the game as the Generals look to strike after the loss to Philly.