Tomahawks vs. Northeast Generals Series Preview (11/12-11/13)
Written by: David Nicoletti
After taking the week off to charge the batteries, the Tomahawks are back on the ice for this weekend. This Friday and Saturday, the Hawks will welcome the Northeast Generals on Veterans Day Weekend to 1ST SUMMIT ARENA for a two game series.
Northeast comes into this series after sweeping the Jamestown Rebels last weekend in a two games series at Northwest Arena in Jamestown, New York. They took a 6-2 win in game one, and a 5-4 win in game two. Goaltender Cullen DeYoung collected the wins in net for both games. Stopping a weekend total of 52/58, while averaging a 3.00 GAA, and a 0.899 SV%.
Johnstown’s last set of games were back on October 29th-30th at home against the New Jersey Titans. The Titans went on to sweep the Tomahawks, taking a 3-2 shootout win in game one, and a 3-1 win in game two.
HEAD TO HEAD - all stats as of 11/10/2021
East Division Rank: T-4th
Leading Goal Scorer: Jake Black (12 Goals) [NAHL Rank: T-2nd]
Leading Assists Scorer: Sean Ramsay (10 Assists)
Leading Points Scorer: Jake Black (20 Points)
Leading +/-: Jake Black & Dusty Geregach (+7)
Top Goalie: Sam Evola (5-4-1-0, 2.84 GAA, 0.918 SV%, 570 MIN)
East Division Rank: 3rd
Leading Goal Scorer: Brent Keefer (10 Goals) [NAHL Rank: T-9th]
Leading Assists Scorer: Paul Minnehan (12 Assists)
Leading Points Scorer: Paul Minnehan (21 Points) [NAHL Rank: T-10th]
Leading +/-: Paul Minnehan (+9)
Top Goalie: Cullen DeYoung (5-3-0-0, 3.38 GAA, 0.901 SV%, 480 MIN)
Zachary Murray: Three Game Points Streak (two goals, two assists) since 2021-10-23
Despite not being named Forward of the Month for October, it didn’t stop forward Jake Black from being named as an Honorable Mention. The former East Division Star of the Week from October 11-17 has put up some amazing numbers in the month of October. Putting up at least one point in every game except for one. A total of eight goals and six assists would be added to the right handed shooter's resume for 2021-22.
The 5’11” Pomfret, Connecticut native currently sits first place in the NAHL for goals and points streaks. Scoring eight goals and putting up 10 points from Oct 8th-Oct 22nd. All that hard work would earn him to announce his commitment back in late October to play DI hockey at the University of Connecticut for next season.
Last week, the Johnstown Tomahawks announced that they have tendered forwards Zach Aben, and Ryan O’Connell. Both who play for Mount St. Charles U18 of the NEPACK 18U.
Zach Aben is a native of Dallas, PA, but born in Shavertown, PA on December 12th, 2003. He stands at 5’10” and weighs 185 pounds. So far in six games this season with Mount St. Charles, the left handed shooter has put up three goals and three assists. Aben was selected in the NAHL Entry Draft back in 2019, when he was drafted by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights in round seven (165th overall).
Ryan O’ Connell is a native of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, born in Moorestown, NJ on October 23rd, 2003. He also stands 5’10”, but O’Connell weighs 175 pounds. This year for Mount St. Charles, the left handed shot has three goals and two assists in seven games this season.
Welcome to the team Zach and Ryan!!
2ND ANNUAL VETERANS DAY TOURNAMENT:
This weekend from November 12th-14th, the Johnstown Generals will host the 2nd Annual Johnstown Veterans Day Ice Hockey Tournament at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA. More information on the tournament, teams playing, and schedule can be found here at: https://johnstownveteranstournament.com/. Make sure you all come out and support!
2022 NAHL TOP PROSPECTS TOURNAMENT COMING TO PITTSBURGH!!!!
More info can be found at: http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=32902