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Johnstown sunk by penalties, falls to Amarillo 6-3

Schwan SR-4    Wed, Sep 18, 2013

The Johnstown Tomahawks fell victim to the Amarillo Bulls' five power play goals en route to a 6-3 loss.

Amarillo was led by Matt Sieckhaus, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Sieckhaus scored on the power play 17:29 into the second period to make the score 4-3 Amarillo. The Bulls had gotten the advantage when Johnstown's Dakoda Menslage was sent off for roughing. Brendan Vetter assisted on the tally.

In a losing effort, the Tomahawks were led by Matthew Meier, who had two goals. Meier scored the first of his two goals at 11:46 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Johnstown. Joe Drabin provided the assist. Meier's next tally made the score 3-2 Johnstown with 10:30 left in the second period. Drabin assisted on the tally.

Amarillo could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 28 minutes in penalties during the game.

Amarillo also got points from Vetter, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Roman Ammirato, who also finished with one goal and two assists, Kyle Gattelaro, who also registered one goal and two assists, and Mike Davis, who also had one goal and one assist. Amarillo also got a goal from Tyler Gernhofer as well. In addition, Amarillo received assists from Ryan Stevens, Brady Ferguson, Mitchell McPherson, Omar Mullan, and Joe Grabowski, who contributed one a piece.

Johnstown's offense was clicking better than usual and put 25 shots on goal during the game, better than the 20.7 shots per game it averages. The Tomahawks' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Johnstown finished with 30 penalty minutes.

Jordan Watt also scored for Johnstown. Other players who recorded assists for Johnstown were Mitch Hall, who had two and Eric Tien and Jesse Kessler, who each chipped in one.

The Bulls took out Paul Berrafato after he had made seven saves and installed Collin Delia in goal, where he finished with 15 saves and the win. Colin DeAugustine made 19 saves for the Tomahawks on 25 shots. Johnstown registered one goal on 11 power play opportunities.