Johnstown Tomahawks vs. Maryland Black Bears - Series Preview (2/24-2/26)
Johnstown is back at it again at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA this week. With three games coming up on the new series, 2nd place in the East will be up for grabs with the Maryland Black Bears rolling into town.
Game One Puck Drop: 7 p.m. | Game Two Puck Drop: 7:30 p.m. | Game Three Puck Drop: 7 p.m.
Maryland comes into this series after a two-gamer at home against the New Jersey Titans, in which the Black Bears were swept. New Jersey took game one at a final of 4-1. Followed by a 3-0 shutout victory in game two, with Titans goaltender Andrew Takacs stopping all 25 shots faced.
The Tomahawks come into this series after three games in four days against the Jamestown Rebels. The first two (Friday & Saturday) were held at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA. While the third was a makeup game played at Northwest Arena in Jamestown, New York.
Game one saw Johnstown take home a 3-1 win against Jamestown. With captain Holt Oliphant (F) scoring two goals, and goaltender Matthew O'Donnell stopping 20/21. Game two this time saw Jamestown taking home the win, as well as the series split, with a 7-3 win over the Tomahawks.
The makeup game Monday afternoon saw Johnstown respond from the past night. With Jamestown forward
Mitch Lafay scoring the opening goal in the first. After a scoreless second period, Johnstown answered back by scoring four goals on the Rebels. Coming back home and walking out of Jamestown with the 4-1 victory. O'Donnell (G) received the win again, stopping 26/27.
HEAD TO HEAD
East Division Rank: 3rd
Leading Goal Scorer: Jake Black (29 Goals)
Leading Assists Scorer: Jacob Badal (28 Assists)
Leading Points Scorer: Jake Black (57 Points)
Leading +/-: Jake Black (+22)
Top Goalie: Matthew O’Donnell (13-5-4-1, 2.58 GAA, 0.904 SV%, 1 SO, 1515 MIN)
East Division Rank: 2nd
Leading Goal Scorer: Branden Piku (18 Goals)
Leading Assists Scorer: Ryan Bottrill (35 Assists)
Leading Points Scorer: Ryan Bottrill (48 Points)
Leading +/-: Branden Piku (+27)
Top Goalie: Luca Di Pasquo (14-5-1-1, 2.02 GAA, 0.934 SV%, 3 SO, 1276 MIN)
Jake Black - 11 Game Points Streak (seven goals, eight assists) since 2022-01-21
Tyler DesRochers - Two Game Assists Streak (two assists) since 2022-02-19
Frank Jenkins - Two Game Goals Streak (two goals) since 2022-02-19
Sean Ramsay - Three Game Points Streak (two goals, three assists) since 2022-02-18
This week, two Tomahawks were honored in this week's Bauer's Stars of the Week as Honorable Mentions.
Tyler DesRochers (D) went on to put up four assists in two games for the Tomahawks during their Saturday home and Monday road match-ups against Jamestown.
Holt Oliphant (F) in three games verses the Rebels would light the lamp three times. Scoring two goals Friday night at home, and a goal on the road Monday afternoon.