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Rebels Split Weekend Series With Friday Win, Saturday Loss

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Johnstown scored four goals over the final two periods to beat Jamestown 6-2 and salvage a weekend split in North American Hockey League East Division action at 1st Summit Arena at Cambria County War Memorial on Saturday evening.

The Tomahawks’ Cole Bianchin opened the scoring with his first goal of the season from TJ Koufis and Zachary Murray just 44 seconds into the game, but the Rebels’ Reid Lune scored his second of the season from Jak Vaarwerk and Joseph Calvarino less than four minutes later.

Johnstown took the lead for good with 10:28 left in the first period when Zachary Murray scored his 12th of the season on the power play from Frank Jenkins and Stephen Kyrkostas.

The Tomahawks (11-8-2-1) added on from there when Sean Ramsay scored his fourth of the season from Jacob Badal and Dustin Geregach before Murray scored his 13th from David Matousek and Ethan Perrault.

With nine seconds left in the second period, Marcus Kivela Carlzon pulled the Rebels (10-10-2-1) to within a pair when he scored his fourth of the season from Calvarino and John Lundy on the power play.

But Johnstown put the game away in the third period. Ramsay scored his fifth from Jake Black and Badal before Ryan Vellucci tallied his third from Egan Schmitt and Noah Wagner.

Nolan Suggs made 33 saves for Jamestown and Sam Evola made 25 saves for Johnstown.

On Friday, Kivela Carlzon scored 23 seconds into overtime as the Rebels rallied for a 3-2 victory. Calvarino and Lundy assisted on the power-play goal.

Lundy’s 11th of the year from Kivela Carlzon and Noah Szretter gave Jamestown a 1-0 lead in the first period.

Black tied the game with his 16th of the season from Ramsay and Badal before the Tomahawks took a 2-1 lead on Murray’s 11th from Bianchin and Matousek.

Lundy’s second of the game and 12th of the season from Kivela Carlzon and Nathan Jurrens tied the game with 11:35 remaining.

Jon Howe made 25 saves in the win and Tommy Heaney made 28 saves in defeat.

Jamestown returns to action Friday and Saturday against the New Jersey Titans at Middletown Ice World Arena.

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