The series between the Johnstown Tomahawks and the
Soo eagles has not been for the faint of heart. There has been plenty of bad
blood between the two teams this season.
Johnstown and Soo will lock horns Friday and
Saturday at Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
Soo had the luxury of having the week off from the
hard-hitting North Division, so the Eagles will be a well-rested bunch.
The last time Bruno Bragagnolo's team took to the
ice was at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, were they took a 6-2 beating.
The Eagles are tied for first place in the North
Division with the Jamestown Ironmen. Both teams have earned 55 points and have
Tyler Marble and Zach Nagelvoort are the backbone of
the Soo Eagles. Both Marble and Nagelvoort have put together solid starts and
have earned impressive records.
Cody Von Rueden and Michael Lant have been
impressive on the back-end and Brandon Addams has been very impressive since
joining the team from the College of the Holy Cross.
Adams has experience in the North American Hockey
League. In 2011-12, Adams played for the Corpus Christi IceRays, where he
scored one goal and two assists.
After the series against Johnstown, Soo hits a
critical part in their schedule.
The Eagles will host Jamestown next week, and will
travel to Johnstown to play a third game in three nights.
Road trips in hockey are a great bonding experience
for a team.
For Johnstown, the road may bring them some relief
in the standings.
The Tomahawks are just 2-2-1 in the past five
contests at the War Memorial, so the road may bring some wins for Jason Spence.
The team scored a huge win against the Michigan
Warriors in game two of their weekend series after a three-goal outburst in the
Jaycob McCombs has the hot hands recently. McCombs,
a Mt. Morris, MI native, has scored four goals in the past four games and has
found some success on a line with Cody Boyd and JB Baker.
The grouping of Andrew McDonald, Zach Wallace and
Connor Wright has also been productive and lethal for Johnstown.
The Tomahawks have not had much success at Pullar
Stadium. In mid-October, the Tomahawks garnered only a single point of a two
game weekend from the Soo.
An Eye On:
He scored the tying goal against the Warriors in
game two of the series. Gylling leads the Tomahawks in points.
The Crystal Lake, IL native has been a solid scoring
option for the Eagles.