The Johnstown Tomahawks are at home once again and
host the Port Huron Fighting Falcons, Thursday and Friday. Johnstown hosts Soo
in their final matchup, Saturday.
I started my second semester of my sophomore year on
Monday, so I will have to scale back my articles on juniorhockey.com. I will
still cover the Tomahawks at their home games.
Port Huron pulled the trigger on trades that saw the
likes of Kody Polin depart for division rival Kalamazoo, but also saw the
additions of Dan Dupell and Mick Bruce from Topeka and David Parrottino from
Michael Gershon's Fighting Falcons have been very
inconsistent this season and are losers of three straight games.
The team is in a dogfight with the Janesville Jets
and the Springfield Falcons for the final two playoff spots and if Port Huron
is not consistent and does not put together wins this week, they will fall
Ian Miller and Rick DeRosa are the team leaders in
points with 26 points.
The additions of Dupell and Bruce are solid and
could keep the Fighting Falcons in the playoffs.
The Tomahawks managed to earn two points from the
Soo Eagles last weekend.
Cody Gylling has found his scoring touch as of late.
He scored two goals in the Tomahawks 5-4 shootout win Saturday and one goal in Fridays
5-2 loss to the Eagles.
Johnstown must improve on their power play in order
to come away with the maximum amount of points.
Chris Truehl may get a start this weekend. He has
been solid and has put up solid numbers.
Overall, the Tomahawks had a disappointing January
and the road does not get easier for Jason Spence's squad.
Visits from the Fresno Monsters and the Wenatchee
Wild are on the docket, while a visit to Janesville, WI is also on the
An Eye On:
Ian Miller: The leader in goals (11) is a lethal
threat for Port Huron. He should draw the attention of the Tomahawks
Casey Nelson: He is a shot producing maniac from the
point and generates chances for his teammates.