Heroes Cup Tournament - Day Three - A Champion Crowned
Written by: David Nicoletti
The final day of the Johnstown Heroes Cup had arrived, championship Sunday. Three games would be on the schedule for the third and final day of the tourney. So here we go!
Up first, our high rank championship game would take place between the Johnstown FD/PD, and the Philadelphia Police. Puck drop was set for 9:30 a.m.
Philadelphia would get the game started by making it a 2-0 lead after the first 17 minutes of play. Goals were scored by #17, and #55.
Philadelphia would add two more from #10 and #17 before Johnstown would finally respond to get their first goal from #27 late in the second. Philadelphia would add one more from #11 to end the second with their team being up 5-1.
Johnstown’s #11 would add one to cut the lead 5-2. But it wouldn’t stop the Police from scoring one more from #19 and running away with the game at a final score of 6-2. TWinning them the championship over Johnstown FD/PD.
PHILADELPHIA POLICE END TOURNEY 6-0
JOHNSTOWN FD/PD END TOURNEY 4-2
Next, we would see our low rank championship game take place between the Johnstown Generals and the Pittsburgh Warthogs. Puck drop was set for 10:50 a.m.
The Warthogs would seek first blood by putting up the only goal of the first from Decroo to make it a 1-0 game after 17 minutes.
The Generals would then respond in the second with a goal from Jeremy Romesburg to tie the game up at 1-1. But the Warthogs would end the second with a late goal from Szczypinski to go up 2-1 after two periods of play.
The game would then be called as with 12:13 left to go in the third period, a player from the Warthogs would receive an injury. Forcing the EMT’s to be called, and the game to be called. The Pittsburgh Warthogs are the champions. Our thoughts and prayers are with the player and his family as we wish for a speedy recovery.
JOHNSTOWN GENERALS END TOURNEY 3-3
PITTSBURGH WARTHOGS END TOURNEY 3-3
Finally, we would see a fun little contest between the Johnstown Misfits, and the Pittsburgh Fire for a 12:10 p.m. contest.
Pittsburgh would strike first blood early to make it 1-0. Johnstown would then respond with two of their own to take their first lead. Pittsburgh would tie it, but it wouldn’t take long for Johnstown to take a two goal lead 4-2 after one period of play.
Pittsburgh would get two in the second as it would be 4-4 heading into the third.
Pittsburgh would take the lead in the third, but Johnstown would come back to score three goals of their own, making it a 7-5 game. Pittsburgh would score one more, but it wouldn’t be enough as Johnstown would hold on to take this game at a final score of 7-6.
JOHNSTOWN MISFITS END TOURNEY 2-4
PITTSBURGH FIRE END TOURNEY 0-6