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Tomahawks vs. New Jersey Titans Series Preview (12/10-12/11)

Written by: David Nicoletti

After collecting a series sweep on the road last week, the Johnstown Tomahawks return home to 1ST SUMMIT ARENA for another two-gamer. This time, the Hawks will welcome back the New Jersey Titans with everything kicking off this Friday night.

Game One Puck Drop: 7:30 p.m. | Game Two Puck Drop: 7 p.m.

New Jersey comes into Johnstown after splitting a two-game series against the Jamestown Rebels last weekend. Jamestown took game one at a final score of 5-2. Jamestown forwards Mitch Lafay (three assists) and Carter Casper (one goal, two assists) took home three points.


New Jersey however responded the following night in game two, taking home a 4-2 win over the Rebels and splitting the series. Forward Chris Carroll tallied an assist in each of New Jersey’s four goals. Forward Anthony Calafiore took home two goals and an assist. Andrew Takacs stopped 23/25 in his winning performance in net for the Titans.


Johnstown comes back home after sweeping the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks in a two-gamer last week. Game one ended with Johnstown taking it at a final score of 3-2. Forward Jacob Badal walked away with two goals and an assist. Jake Black (F) took home a goal and an assist. Sam Evola recorded the win in net, stopping 30/32.


Game two was a dominant game for one side, as Johnstown walked away with the sweep at an 8-2 final score. Defensemen Frank Jenkins scored two goals, Stephen Kyrkostas walked out with a goal and three assists. Captain Holt Oliphant (F) also walked out with three assists. While forwards David Matousek and Sean Ramsay each had a goal and an assist. Goaltender Tommy Heaney stopped 21/23, earning him the win in net for the Tomahawks.


HEAD TO HEAD - all stats as of 12/06/2021


East Division Rank: 3rd

Record: 13-8-2-1

Points: 29

Leading Goal Scorer: Jake Black (17 Goals) [NAHL Rank: 2nd]

Leading Assists Scorer: Jacob Badal (15 Assists)

Leading Points Scorer: Jake Black (31 Points) [NAHL Rank: 5th]

Leading +/-: Jake Black & Dusty Geregach (+17) [NAHL Rank: 3rd]

Top Goalie: Sam Evola (9-5-1-0, 2.69 GAA, 0.918 SV%, 869 MIN)

[NAHL Rank: T-9th in W]


East Division Rank: 1st

Record: 18-9-1-0

Points: 37

Leading Goal Scorer: Tommy Bannister (12 Goals)

Leading Assists Scorer: Chris Carroll (24 Assists) [NAHL Rank: 2nd]

Leading Points Scorer: Tommy Bannister (34 Points) [NAHL Rank: 2nd]

Leading +/-: Anthony Calafiore (+23) [NAHL Rank: 1st]

Top Goalie: Andrew Takacs (13-4-1-0, 2.48 GAA, 0.918 SV%, 1039 MIN)

[NAHL Rank: 2nd in W, 5th in MIN]



Jacob Badal: Four Game Points Streak (three goals, four assists) since 2021-11-26

Jake Black: Seven Game Points Streak (three goals, five assists) since 2021-11-20

Sam Evola: Two Game Win Streak since 2021-11-27

Frank Jenkins: Three Game Points Streak (two goals, two assists) since 2021-11-27


Congratulations to Tomahawks forward Jacob Badal, who was named East Star of the Week in this week's edition of NAHL’s Bauer's Stars of the Week. Last weekend on the road against Danbury, the left handed shot put up four points in the two game series. Leaving game one with two goals and an assist, and capping it off in game two by lighting the lamp once.

Hawks defenseman Frank Jenkins received an Honorable Mention for his three point weekend in Danbury. Tallying one assist on Thursday night, and scoring two goals Friday afternoon.


Last week, the NAHL released the Players of the Month for the month of November. Two Tomahawks appeared on the list as one of many honorable mentions.

For defensemen, Hawks blue-liner Ethan Perrault was present on the list. The 6’3” Tipp City, Ohio native in the month of November put up four assists in seven games. Averaging an on ice average of +2.

For the forwards category, Badal was the remaining one of the two jotted down. For November, the 6’1” Flushing, Michigan native scored two goals, and tallied nine assists in seven games for the Hawks. Topping it all off with an on ice average of +6.


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