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Johnstown vanquishes Wenatchee in shootout, 5-4 (2-1 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 Wenatchee Wild in a shootout 5-4 (2-1 SO).The shootout lasted for 14 attempts between the teams. Wenatchee got a shootout goal from Jakob Ahlgren. Johnstown's other shootout goal was scored by Tyler Basham.
The Tomahawks saw a two-goal lead disappear, but was able to secure the win in a shootout. Johnstown made the score 4-2 on a goal by Josh Bowes at 15:45 in the third period. The Wild evened things up at 4-4 on a goal by Troy Loggins at 19:34 in the third period.
Trevor Recktenwald was all over the ice for the Tomahawks, as he registered two goals in the win. Recktenwald found the back of the net 11:37 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Johnstown and again while on the power play 4:28 into the third to make the score 3-2 Johnstown.
The 29 shots that Johnstown put on net surpassed the Tomahawks' average of 22.8 shots per game this season. Johnstown surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, the Tomahawks average 2.9 goals per contest.
Johnstown also got points from Shane Bednard, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Johnstown were Mitch Hall, who had two and Matthew Meier, Jordan Watt, Omar Mullan, and Alex Jaeckle, who contributed one a piece.
With 41 shots on target during the contest, Wenatchee exceeded the 26.9 shots it averages per game this year.
The Wild were led by Parker Tuomie, who tallied two goals and two assists. Tuomie scored the first of his two goals at 11:12 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Chris Koukis provided the assist. Tuomie's next tally made the score 2-2 with 4:33 left in the second period. Wenatchee had gotten the advantage when Johnstown's Alex Okicki was sent off for tripping. Loggins assisted on the tally. Wenatchee additionally got points from Loggins, who also finished with one goal and two assists. Wenatchee also got a goal from Andre Pison as well. In addition, Wenatchee received assists from Tanner Barnes, who had one.
The Tomahawks' Okicki stopped 37 shots out of the 41 that he faced. Johnstown totaled 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major and went 1-for-3 on the power play. Chase Perry made 24 saves for the Wild on 28 shots. Wenatchee totaled 11 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 2-for-6 on the power play.