Tomahawks On Verge Of Elimination After Tough Game Three Loss
Written by: David Nicoletti
Wednesday night rivalry was the scene for game three of this Division Semi-Finals round between the Johnstown Tomahawks and Maryland Black Bears. With it all tied up at 1-1, the series moved to the Piney Orchard Ice Arena in Odenton, Maryland for these next set of games.
Action would strike first at the exact midway point of the first, as Brendan Clark would put home the games first and the only goal of the period, putting the Hawks up 1-0. Will Margel and Jay Ahearn would tally the assists, as Margel would add to his now league-leading playoff total with his seventh apple of the series.
Speaking of Margel, don’t you mean Mar-GOAL? Yes, that’s right, Will Margel would capitalize on the power-play to make it a 2-0 game past the midway mark of the game. Clark and Ahearn would get the assists.
Maryland would then cut the lead in half and score their first goal of the game minutes later to end the period. Maryland fans would then have their representation of the 1996 Colorado Avalanche, but except for Rats, Fish would evade the ice shortly after the goal. The goal would go to Hunter McCoy with the lone assist going to Josh Nixon.
The Black Bears would then make it 2-2 by scoring the game-tying goal 1:10 into the third period. Josh Nixon would get his second goal of the series with Cam Gaudette getting his second assist of the series.
Looking like we would see some overtime for the first time in the series, the Black Bears with 3:07 left in the game would take the lead and game three over Johnstown 3-2. Brad McNeil would light up his first of the series with the assists going to Jude Kurtas, and Conor Cole. Final shots on goal would be
Winner: Hannes Kollén
Loser: Sam Evola
1st - Brad McNeil
2nd - Josh Nixon
3rd - Hunter McCoy