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Jamestown survives Johnstown comeback, wins 3-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The Johnstown Tomahawks tried to dig themselves out of a three-goal hole, but the Jamestown Ironmen held on for a 3-2 victory.
The Ironmen racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with five minors and three majors for 45 minutes in penalty time. Jamestown had been averaging 17.0 minutes in penalties per game. The Ironmen's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Johnstown power plays. Jamestown failed to reach its usual level of shot production, putting 24 pucks on goal after averaging 30.9 shots per game this season.
The Ironmen were helped by Luc Gerdes, who grabbed one goal. Gerdes scored 5:00 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Jamestown. Evan Ritt provided the assist. Ross Pavek also scored for Jamestown. Other players who recorded assists for Jamestown were Victor Johansson, who had one.
The Tomahawks were often in penalty trouble, totaling seven minors and three majors for 59 minutes in penalty time. Johnstown surpassed its season average of 23.0 penalty minutes per game. The Tomahawks put 32 shots on net during the contest, more than the 24.5 they average per game.
Joe Ballmer recorded 30 saves for Jamestown. The Ironmen registered one goal on five power play opportunities. Chris Truehl made 21 saves for Johnstown on 24 shots.