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Tomahawks edge Jr. Blues in lone NAHL game on Sunday

October 6, 2013

Johnstown's Jordan Watt bears down in the shootout against Steffanos Lekkas and the Springfield Jr. Blues 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

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