The Johnstown Tomahawks’ Luke Lynch had a four point night, including a natural hat trick, while teammates Casey Linkenheld and Kelly O’Brien had a three point night respectively as the Tomahawks completed a two game home sweep of the Rebels, moving the two teams into a point tie at 28, although the Rebels have four games in hand.
Lynch got the Tomahawks on the board first at the 9:58 mark of the first period when he took a pass from Linkenheld and beat Rebels goalie Trevor Micucci. A little more than three minutes later, Lynch scored on a power play goal to put the Hawks up 2-0. Then at 17:46 of the first period, Lynch completed the natural hat trick with a feed from Alex Alger and Kelly O’Brien. Darion Hanson then replaced Micucci between the pipes for the Rebels.
It was all downhill after the first for the Rebels.
Tommy Horn opened the scoring just 41 seconds in the middle period by beating Hanson. Ryan Burr and Dante Suffredini completed the scoring for Johnstown to end the second period up 6-0.
With almost two minutes into the third, Johnstown went up 7-0. The Rebels finally got on the board when Chris Deprez scored his second goal of the season beating Tomahawks goalie Andrew Lindgren. Then Dom Garcia scored his first goal of the year beating Lindgren. Johnstown’s Anthony Parrucci scored the Tomahawks’ eight goal as the buzzer was getting ready to sound. Click here for the box score.
Next weekend the Rebels have a home-and-home series against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. The Rebels will be home on Saturday, December 5 at 7:00pm.