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Johnstown survives penalties, beats Soo, 2-0
Story by Narrative Science.
The Soo Eagles failed to take advantage of their power play opportunities and the Johnstown Tomahawks shook off a number of penalties to win, 2-0.
Johnstown was led by Dakoda Menslage, who racked up one goal. Menslage scored on the power play 9:31 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Johnstown. The Tomahawks had gained a power play chance when Bradley Mueller was whistled for cross checking. Jordan Watt assisted on the tally.
Johnstown's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on six Soo power plays. The Tomahawks featured an improved defense during the game. Johnstown allows 2.8 goals per game. By firing 31 shots on goal, the Tomahawks exceeded the 22.8 shots they average per game this year.
Johnstown also got points from Brandon Reinholz, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. More assists for Johnstown came via Joe Drabin and Mitch Hall, who contributed one a piece.
Soo failed to reach its usual level of shot production, putting 20 pucks on goal after averaging 25.8 shots per game this season. The Eagles were held below their usual level of production. Soo puts an average of 2.4 pucks into the net per game.
The Eagles were led by Darren Brady, who took three shots.
Alex Okicki recorded 20 saves for Johnstown. The Tomahawks incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Soo's Skoog Paige stopped 29 shots out of the 31 that he faced. The Eagles incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors.