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Johnstown hangs on, beats Bismarck 3-1
Story by Narrative Science.
The Johnstown Tomahawks beat the Bismarck Bobcats, 3-1, in a contest where the winning goal was scored in the first period but the game remained close throughout.Joe Drabin provided Johnstown with the game-winning tally when he scored 4:03 into the the first period. Matthew Meier assisted on the tally.
The Tomahawks' Colin DeAugustine was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 29 saves and let only one puck past him. The solid play of DeAugustine will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 2.36.
Johnstown pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 27 penalty minutes.
Johnstown also got points from Drabin, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Shane Cuckovich also scored for Johnstown. More assists for Johnstown came via Alex Jaeckle and Brandon Reinholz, who contributed one a piece.
Bismarck's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on six Johnstown power plays. The Bobcats' offense was clicking better than usual and put 30 shots on goal during the game, better than the 23.5 shots per game they average.
Bismarck was led by Huba Sekesi, who scored the team's only goal. Sekesi scored on the power play 19:06 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Johnstown. The Bobcats earned a power play opportunity when Jaeckle was put in the box for holding. Filip Starzynski provided the assist.
Aaron Nelson rejected 23 shots on goal for Bismarck. The Bobcats incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors.