Generals pick up first win of 2020-21 season
Johnstown 4 @ Northeast 5 (OT) – The Northeast Generals picked up their first win of the 2020-21 season thanks to a 5-4 overtime triumph over the Johnstown Tomahawks on Thursday afternoon.
Defenseman and Colgate recruit Bobby Metz had two goals, including the overtime-winner and Generals goalie Hugo Haas made 42 saves for his first career NAHL win.
It didn’t take long for the scoring to start as just :11 seconds into the game Johnstown forward Anthony Mastromonica put the road side ahead, 1-0. The Generals had an answer as Jonathan Young scored his second goal of the season to knot the game at 1-1. The Generals took their first lead of the game as Metz scored his first goal of the season with 4:20 remaining in the period. Just before the 1st period buzzer, the Tomahawks tied the game at 2-2 as Max Neill lit the lamp for his second goal of the season.
In the 2nd period, the Tomahawks would regain their one-goal edge as Mastromonica scored his second goal of the game to make it 3-2. The Generals would answer back before the period was over as Liam McCanney scored his second goal of the season to make it 3-3 after two periods.
In the 3rd period, the Generals regained the see saw lead back at 4-3 as Kolye Bankauskas, last year’s NA3HL Most Valuable Player, scored his first goal of the season to give the Generals back the lead. Less than three minutes later, the Tomhawks tied the game at 4-4 as Brendan Clark scored his fourth goal of the season.
In the overtime, it didn’t take long for the Generals to win it, as just over a minute into the extra session, Metz went coast-to-coast and danced around the outside to swoop in from a tight angle and lift one over the shoulder of Johnstown goalie Connor Strobel for the game-winner.
Strobel would end up making 33 saves in the loss.