Tomahawks edge Jr. Blues in lone NAHL game on Sunday
Springfield Jr. Blues 2 @ Johnstown Tomahawks 3 (SO) – The Tomahawks picked up the weekend home sweep of the Jr. Blues with a 3-2 shootout win in the lone NAHL game on Sunday. With the win the Tomahawks improved to 6-4-1 on the season, good for 13 points and sole possession of 2nd place in the North Division. The Jr. Blues did get a point in the shootout loss and brought their record to 4-3-1 and into a 3rd place tie in the North with the Soo Eagles, both with nine points.
After a scoreless 1st period, which saw only nine combined shots, the Tomahawks would take the lead 6:19 into the 2nd period on an unassisted goal from Omar Mullan, his third of the weekend. Springfield would come right back to tie the game at 1-1 on Patrick Curry’s power play goal.
The Jr. Blues took a 2-1 lead early in the 3rd period on a goal from Davis Dekorte, but five minutes later, Tyler Basham tied the game at 2-2 as Mullan picked up an assist.
After a scoreless overtime, in which both teams combined for eight shots, the game would go to a shootout. Jordan Watt have the Tomahawks an early edge with a goal. That was answered by Springfield’s Alex Baskakov as the Jr. Blues third shooter, but Johnstown’s third shooter Mitch Hall also scored, which turned out to be the game-winner.
Springfield goalie Steffanos Lekkas made 35 saves in the shootout loss, while Johnstown goalie Alex Okicki made 20 saves in the win. Boxscore