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Tomahawks, Chill need bonus hockey for wins on Sunday

October 12, 2015

Michael Wilson had two goals as Coulee Region beat Springfield, 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday afternoon.

Johnstown 5 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 (OT) - For the second straight game, the Johnstown Tomahawks and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights needed extra hockey to decide who would get the victory. On Sunday afternoon, Cameron Smith scored 2:29 into the overtime period, giving the Tomahawks a 5-4 victory. Luke Lynch got Johnstown on the board first, taking the rebound from a Tommy Horn shot and deflecting it past Knights goaltender Grant Valentine at 5:58 of the first period. Carson Knop got Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on the board with an unassisted goal at 15:51 of the first period. The Knights took their first lead of the game early in the second period, as Jack Nickels scored at 3:21. Zed Dietrich and Paul Maust added the assists on the goal. The Tomahawks tied the game at two, as Kelly O’Brien’s tough-angle shot deflected off a Knights defender and past Valentine at 11:16. Later in the period, Joey Kubachka regained the lead for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, scoring a power-play goal at 16:54. Paul Maust added the assist on the goal. Less than a minute later, Steve Quagliata evened the score at three as his shot through traffic found the back of the net. Andrew Romano and Tiernan Seningen provided the assists that led to the goal. The Knights took a 4-3 lead in the third period, as Steven Kelly scored at 4:10. Chris Rupp and Dorian Dawson each added assists on the goal. Adam Pilewicz tied the game at four, as his shot from the slot snuck between the post and Valentine at 5:44. O’Brien and Lynch each added assists on the goal. Smith used some impressive stick moves in front of the net to get the puck past the stick of Valentine, giving the Tomahawks the victory and the extra point. Gwillim earned the win, stopping 31 of 35 shots. Valentine stopped 38 of 43 in the loss. Boxscore

Springfield 3 @ Coulee Region 4 (SO) – Sunday’s game featuring Springfield and Coulee region featured plenty of offense and a busy afternoon for both goaltenders.  The two clubs combined for 100 shots in the game and in the end, the Jr. Blues had their four-game winning streak snapped thanks to a shootout win by the Chill on Sunday. After an opening goal from the Chill’s Michael Wilson, things looked good for the road side as the Jr. Blues rattled off three straight goals to take a 3-1 lead, which included a 1st period goal from Jeff Skinner to knot things at 1-1 and 2nd period goals from Joey Lupo and Kyle Meeh to make it 3-1. The Chill started their comeback late in the 2nd period with a shorthanded goal from Wilson, his second tally of the game. Early in the 3rd period, a goal from Spencer Zwiener tied the game at 3-3. In the shootout, the only shooter of the combined six shooters to score for Aussie Miller for the Chill. Hunter Vorva posted the win for the Chill, making 50 saves, while Tommy Nappier also played well in the shootout loss, making 43 saves. Boxscore

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