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Johnstown vanquishes Michigan in shootout, 4-3 (3-1 SO)
Story by Narrative Science.
Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Johnstown Tomahawks defeated the Michigan Warriors in a shootout 4-3 (3-1 SO).The shootout lasted for nine attempts between the teams. Michigan got a shootout goal from Zack Szajner. Johnstown also got shootout goals from Omar Mullan and Shane Bednard.
The Tomahawks put 25 shots on net during the contest, more than the 21.9 they average per game.
Johnstown was helped by Alex Jaeckle, who registered one goal. Jaeckle scored on the power play 17:47 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Johnstown. The Tomahawks had gotten the advantage when the Warriors' AJ Marcinek was sent off for roughing. Jordan Watt picked up the assist. Johnstown also got a goal from Ryan McNeely as well. More assists for Johnstown came via Brandon Reinholz, who had two and Joe Drabin, Josh Bowes, and Collin Finkhouse, who contributed one a piece.
Michigan racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with eight minors and one major for 21 minutes in penalty time. The Warriors surpassed its season average of 18.0 penalty minutes per game. The 36 shots that Michigan put on net surpassed the Warriors' average of 26.5 shots per game this season.
Michigan was helped by Jake Hopfner, who had one goal. Hopfner scored on the power play 16:39 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Michigan. The Warriors earned a power play opportunity when Trevor Heuser was put in the box for fighting. Joshua Shellman assisted on the tally. Jon Farkas also scored for Michigan. In addition, Michigan received assists from Sean Campbell, Szajner, and Cam Jorgensen, who each chipped in one.
Johnstown's Alex Okicki stopped 33 shots out of the 36 that he faced. The Tomahawks totaled 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major and went 1-for-7 on the power play. Trevor Gorsuch rejected 21 shots on goal for Michigan. The Warriors registered one goal on five power play opportunities.