The Jamestown Ironmen dropped their second straight home game, losing to the Johnstown Tomahawks, 3-2, on Saturday in North American Hockey League play.
Jamestown outshot the Tomahawks 17-6 in the first, but failed to get the puck past the goaltender as the game was scoreless through one period of play.
Johnstown opened up the scoring with a pair of goals in the second. Jamestown finally got on the scoreboard with a goal from Victor Johansson assisted by Ross Pavek with 3:04 remaining in the second to bring the score to 2-1.
Johnstown scored its second power play goal of the game early in the third to extend their lead to two. Luc Gerdes netted his 14th goal of the season for the Ironmen with 10:18 left in the third to bring the hometown team back to within one. That was all the scoring for Jamestown as they couldn't muster up another goal the rest of the way allowing Johnstown (11-6-6) to hang on for the 3-2 victory.
Johnstown scored two powerplay goals on five strong handed opportunities during the contest while the Ironmen went 0-3. Tim Shaughnessy got the start in goal for Jamestown, tallying up 24 saves on the night. Matt Lanzillotti and Nathan Ropelewski each chipped in an assist for the Ironmen.
This is only the second time this season that Jamestown (16-6-2) has been swept in a two-game weekend series, and the first time it has happened at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. The Ironmen are 9-3 at home with two of those losses coming this weekend.
Jamestown won't play another home game until the 21st of December and is slated for six games away from JSBA in the meantime.
Jamestown will travel to the west coast to play two games against the Fresno (California)?Monsters next weekend before making its way up the coast to Washington to take on the Wenatchee Wild the following weekend. The Ironmen will round out their road trip with a pair of games in Johnstown before returning home to take on Kalamazoo on December 21-22.