Thinking you have a man crush on Tony Curtale :)
Final score in a shootout... Fresno 3, Johnstown 2. One of the most embarrassing efforts since the horrible 2010 Johnstown Chiefs team. No intensity, no emotion and a half-assed effort. For a team that is supposedly fighting for playoff positioning, there is a major problem in the Johnstown locker room right now. If coach Jason Spence gives his usual "we didn't get the bounces" answer, then maybe he is a big part of the problem. The playoffs are pointless right now for the Tomahawks because the way they are playing, they don't deserve to be in the playoffs!
Vickie Shaw Genn writes:
Thinking you have a man crush on Tony Curtale :)
I've seen the error of my ways and have elected to give the winningest coach in NAHL history the respect he deserves.
^ excuse me while I throw up
After losing 10 straight games, Fresno comes to Johnstown and sweeps the series. For a team that was challenging for first place just 2 months ago, the Tomahawks may not even make the playoffs. It is now up to the ownership to determine the reason for the complete collapse of their team. Whether it is the GM, the coach, or the much rumored cancer in the locker room, changes are needed to preserve their investment. Seeing the look of disgust and hearing the comments from the fans while leaving the game, the ownership group should be concerned.
This team will be around for a while.
Sure the results were not what we wanted, but you shouldn't be giving up as it seems that you are.
I don't know what else to say other than jumping off of the ledge is a bit extreme and maybe time away from Johnstown will be a good thing
I realize the Tomahawks will be around for awhile. I also realize that the franchise is at a crossroad right now. After suffering for more than two decades of mediocre hockey with the ECHL Chiefs, the fans are starving for a winning hockey team. Should the Tomahawks put together a consistent winning team, the War Memorial Arena will not have enough seats for the fans who would want to go. On the other hand, if we continue the history of mediocre hockey in Johnstown, the NAHL franchise will do OK, and I am sure the ownership will manage to keep their heads above water. We had to accept losing in the ECHL because we were the small fish in a huge pond. That is not the case in the NAHL. There is no reason that we should continue to accept losing hockey. I realize it is the first season and the fans were willing to be patient. I don't think they will be patient next season.
Have I given up on the team this season? Since January 1st, their record is 5 wins, 9 losses and 5 overtime losses. Their last 10 home games: 3 wins, 5 losses and 2 overtime losses. I am a realist, their record speaks for itself.
David, I feel your pain over your last 2 series (ie Broncos/Ravens LOL)...but every team in every Division of the NAHL can bite and maybe Fresno and their Goalie deserves some credit?...
...I didn't see the games but 2 SOLs?...last night 0 Fresno SOG for 15 minutes into the period?...40 SOGs to 20 in favor of Johnstown?...just sayin' it sounds like your boys are playing some Hockey...
And the IceRays are the only team to beat Amarillo at home in regulation.Who would of thought.
For the most part, the Tomahawks usually give a good effort. Unfortunately their lack of skill make a lot of goalies look good.
I guess the whole point to all of my rants is that I would like to see an attitude change when it comes to hockey in Johnstown. During the ECHL years we were all programmed to believe that if we want to have a hockey team, we would just have to accept the fact that it would be difficult to ever put together a winning team. We just had to accept the fact that mediocre was the best we could hope for every year. I would love to see some sign from the Tomahawks ownership that this type of thinking is no longer acceptable. Maybe I am wrong, but so far everyone seems perfectly fine that we have mediocre hockey again. I don't want to just be happy we have a team again. Hopefully after the season ends we will see a sign from the ownership that mediocre hockey is no longer acceptable and winning is the primary goal here. What that sign would be, I don't know.
posted Feb. 24th, 2013 - 12:55pm
Mike Lee says:
Robert, what's your take on the extracurricular activities at the end of ya'll's game last night? From what I've heard and seen, a pretty big Amarillo fan that posts on this forum all the time literally wished for the deaths of the IceRays players on Facebook. Pretty disgusting if you ask me.
For the record said fan has written an heartfelt apology for that.As for what happened after the game from the video I saw the Bull player that skated into Berkley got the short end of that deal the the Bulls player that decided to punch Chiasson got the short end of his.According to the penalties handed out I think it is clear who is at fault.Tuesday night could be fun as it has been reported payback from the Bulls may be attempted.We play again in front of an estimated 5000 elementary school kids Wednesday morning. I wonder what is in store for them!
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