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Tomahawks Travel to Northeast For First Time This Season - Weekend Preview

Written by: David Nicoletti

After taking home a 2-2 record at the 2021 NAHL Showcase last week in Blaine, Minnesota, the 2021-22 Johnstown Tomahawks season is just getting started. The division vs. division portion of the schedule kicks off this Friday and Saturday. The Hawks travel to New England Sports Village in Attleboro, Massachusetts to take on the Northeast Generals.

Game One Puck Drop: 7 p.m. | Game Two Puck Drop: 7 p.m.

The Northeast Generals come into this weekend after finishing their Showcase with a 1-3 record. Their lone win would come against the Central Divisions’ Bismarck Bobcats on the Showcases’ opening day. Where they would take home a 3-2 win over the Cats.

The rest of the Showcase would then see Northeast losing three straight, but rather close games to wrap it off. A 3-1 loss against the New Mexico Ice Wolves, a 5-4 loss against the Minnesota Magicians, and a 4-3 loss to the Amarillo Wranglers.

Johnstown comes into this series as mentioned after finishing their NAHL Showcase with a 2-2 record. They would kick off by losing their first two to the Aberdeen Wings (4-3) and Kenai River Brown Bears (2-1). But they would then respond by wrapping up the Showcase by winning their final two. A 4-1 win against the Minnesota Wilderness, and a 4-3 OT win against the Anchorage Wolverines.

HEAD TO HEAD - all stats as of 09/20/2021


East Division Rank: 4th

Record: 2-2-0-0

Points: 4

Leading Goal Scorer: Holt Oliphant (2-3-5), Jake Black (2-2-4), Jacob Badal (2-1-3)

Leading Assists Scorer: Holt Oliphant (2-3-5)

Leading Points Scorer: Holt Oliphant (2-3-5)

Top Goalie: Salvatore Evola (2-1-0-0, 2.60 GAA, 0.922 SV%, 185 MIN)

[NAHL Rank: T-7 in Wins, 9th in MIN]


East Division Rank: 3rd

Record: 3-3-0-0

Points: 6

Leading Goal Scorer: Brent Keefer (3-3-6)

Leading Assists Scorer: Paul Minnehan (2-5-7) [NAHL Rank: 9th]

Leading Points Scorer: Paul Minnehan (2-5-7) [NAHL Rank: T-5th]

Top Goalie: Carson Limesand (3-1-0-0, 2.50 GAA, 0.934 SV%, 240 MIN)

[NAHL Rank: T-2nd in W, 9th in SV%, T-3rd in MIN)



Jake Black: Three Game Points Streak (two goals, two assists) since 2021-09-16

Holt Oliphant: Two Game Points Streak (three assists) since 2021-09-17

*Both players were named as an Honorable Mention in this week's Bauer's Stars of the Week

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