Tomahawks vs. Jamestown Rebels Series Preview (11/24 | 11/26-11/27)
Written by: David Nicoletti
After splitting a series against the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks, the Johnstown Tomahawks will kick off the week Wednesday night before coming back home this Friday and Saturday for a two gamer. Their opponents, none other than the Jamestown Rebels, facing off against each other for the first time since the 2019-20 season.
Jamestown comes into this after taking a sweep against the Northeast Generals last Friday and Saturday night. As the shots on goal were very close at 35-33 (NTE), Jamestown lost game one at a final score of 5-2. The following night, as shots on goal were close once again 37-34 (NTE), the game ended up in overtime. From there, Northeast took it, sweeping Jamestown at a 3-2 final score. Rebels defenseman Noah Szretter tallied two assists.
Johnstown comes in after taking one game out of a two game series against Danbury. Game one was a very close game all around, but the Jr. Tricks took it to a 5-4 final. Forward Jacob Badal and defenseman Billy Simms each tallied two assists.
Game two saw a much better result for Johnstown, as they forced the split in the series after winning the game 6-3. Forwards Ryan Vellucci (three assists), and Egan Schmitt (two goals, one assist) both put up a three point game. Sam Evola recorded the win, stopping 28/31.
Forwards Braedon Ford, Noah Wagner, and Egan Schmitt all recorded their first goal as a Tomahawks this past weekend. With Ford’s coming on Saturday night, and both Wagner’s and Schmitt’s coming Sunday afternoon.
HEAD TO HEAD - all stats as of 11/23/2021
East Division Rank: 4th
Leading Goal Scorer: Jake Black (15 Goals) [NAHL Rank: T-2nd]
Leading Assists Scorer: Sean Ramsay (12 Assists)
Leading Points Scorer: Jake Black (25 Points) [NAHL Rank: T-9th]
Leading +/-: Jake Black & Dusty Geregach (+10)
Top Goalie: Sam Evola (7-4-1-0, 2.78 GAA, 0.918 SV%, 690 MIN)
East Division Rank: 5th
Leading Goal Scorer: John Lundy (10 Goals)
Leading Assists Scorer: Jak Vaarwerk (13 Assists)
Leading Points Scorer: John Lundy (17 Points)
Leading +/-: Chase McClellan (+4)
Top Goalie: Nolan Suggs (6-4-1-1, 2.70 GAA, 0.903 SV%, 1 SO, 755 MIN)
[NAHL Rank: T-4th in SO]
Jacob Badal: Two Game Points Streak (one goal, three assists) since 2021-11-20
Jake Black: Two Game Points Streak (one goal, one assists) since 2021-11-20
Salvatore Evola: Two Game Win Streak since 2021-11-13
Dustin Geregach: Two Game Assists Streak (two assists) since 2021-11-20
Ethan Perrault: Two Game Assists Streak (two assists) since 2021-11-20
Sean Ramsay: Two Game Points Streak (one goal, one assists) since 2021-11-20
Johnny Ulicny: Three Game Points Streak (two goals, two assists) since 2021-11-13
Tomahawks forward Jacob Badal was named as an honorable mention in this week's edition of Bauer’s Stars of the Week. The Western Michigan University commit put up a four pointweekend this past series against Danbury. Putting up two assists in game one, and a goal and assist in game two.