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Nicoletti: Johnstown Tomahawks Top 5 Captains of All-Time

written by: David Nicoletti




Welcome back to another Tomahawks countdown. For today, we are counting down the top 5 best captains in Tomahawks history. This list of captains will all be based on the players stats that he achieved during the season where he was named captain of the Johnstown Tomahawks. Let us know what you think about this list. Also, if you would like to request us a list to do, make sure to comment what you would like to see and we may just use your idea for the next countdown. So here we go!!


5. MITCH HALL


To start off this list, Mitch Hall began the 2013-14 season as captain for the Johnstown Tomahawks, until he was later named alternate captain for the team. Even though he spent most of the year as the alternate captain for the Hawks, you still gotta give him credit for the season he had as both captain and alternate captain.


In 59 games during the 2013-14 season with the Tomahawks, the St. Cloud, Minnesota native put up six goals, 37 assists, 43 points, 56 PIM, and a +15. He also tailed one assist, 10 PIM, and a -4 during the 2014 NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs, where Johnstown was swept in three games to the Port Huron Fighting Falcons.


Mitch Hall is one of the Tomahawks best defenseman in history when it comes to the points column. To this day, he leads all Tomahawks defenders with 56 points. 

4. CHRIS TROUBA


At number four is a four year veteran for the Tomahawks, Chris Trouba.


Chris Trouba wore the “C” for the Tomahawks in two of his four seasons in Johnstown during both the 2018-19 season and 2019-20 season.


In 77 regular season games as captain, the 6’3” Auburn Hills, Michigan native tailed a total of 7 goals, 18 assists, 25 points, 115 PIM, and a +14. He also had, 13 playoff games tailing a goal, seven assists, eight points, 12 PIM, and a plus seven. 


During both seasons as captain, Trouba was named to the NAHL Robertson Cup All-Tournament Team in 2018-19. And won both NAHL (East) Leadership Award and NAHL Leadership Award in 2019-20. Where the captain missed 28 during the season due to a broken vertebrae he suffered while facing the Maryland Black Bears on November 23rd, 2019.


3. FILIPS BUNCIS


Jelgava, Lativia native Filips Buncis comes in at number three. 


The 6’4” center took part as the Tomahawks captain for the 2016-17 season.


During his time as captain, Buncis tailed 11 goals, 25 assists, 36 points, 93 PIM, and a +12 in 46 regular season games. During the 2017 NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs, Buncis played three games, tailing one assist, four penalty minutes, and a plus one. Eventually the Tomahawks were swept in the first round of the playoffs to the New Jersey Titans in three games. 



2. BRANDON REINHOLZ


At number two is St. Cloud, Minnesota native Brandon Reinholz.


Reinholz took over the reigns as captain for a portion of the 2013-14 season spliting duties with Mitch Hall and Cody Bentzel.


In 59 games during the 2013-14 season, Reinholz put up a total of 18 goals, 21 assists, 39 points, and 98 PIM. He suited up in three playoff games during the 2014 NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs. During the playoffs, he registered two goals, two assists, four points, four penalty minutes, and a plus one. But sadly in the end, Johnstown was swept in three games to the Port Huron Fighting Falcons. Eliminating them from the playoffs.


1. MITCH KONTNY


At number one on our list, we would have to go all the way back during the Tomahawks inaugural season in 2012-13. Mitch Kontny, a Superior, Wisconsin native, the first ever captain in Johnstown Tomahawks history. 


Like others, he suited up with the “C” on his sweater for 59 regular season games. In that time, the right handed shooter registered 21 goals, 19 assists, 40 points, 41 PIM, and a -13. He also had one goal, two penalty minutes, and a minus two in three games during the 2013 NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs. Losing to the Port Huron Fighting Falcons in three games. Eliminating them from the postseason.


And there you have it, the top 5 Johnstown Tomahawks Captains of All-Time. Let us know what your thought about this list in the comments. Once again, if you would like to request us a list to do, make sure to comment what you would like to see, and we may just use your idea for the next countdown. Finally, if you liked reading this article make sure you read our other articles we have up here on hawks-daily.com. Lets Go Hawks!!

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