Dane Crowley was even with 4 penalty minutes as Swift Current caught a beat down from Kootenay 7-3.
Vladimir Mihalik had a power play assist and was even as Prince George fell to expansion Chilliwack 4-3.
Their bus may have had trouble getting to the rink, but the Chiefs had no problem once they got there.
Gerald Coleman stopped 23 of 24 for the win in a game which was delayed because the Chiefs had bus problems on their way to the game. Veteran Randy Rowe led the way for Johnstown with 1 goal and 2 assists, Doug Andress had 1 goal and 1 assist and Adam Henrich chipped in 2 helpers. Maxime Boisclair scored the other Chiefs goal while Ian MacLean chipped in an individual assist. Rowe and Coleman were named the first and third stars of the game, respectively. Amazingly, Johnstown has rebounded quickly from the loss of Stanislav Lascek to recall and has now gotten back to .500 at 7-7-1 which is good for a tenuous 1 point lead for first place in the North Division, although it should be noted the Chiefs have played 5 more games than second place Trenton.
JHN Boisclair, (5) (Rowe, Henrich), 1:02
JHN Rowe, (8) (MacLean, Andress), 9:07 (PP)
DAY Baum, (2) (Kelly, Hendrikx), 14:16
JHN Andress, (4) (Rowe, Henrich), 0:24
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
Jonathan Boutin stopped 12 of 17 shots faced in the first and third periods to take the loss. Karri Ramo allowed 3 goals on 19 shots in the middle stanza in relief. The Falcons drop back to 1 game below .500.
ROC Ryan, (8) (MacArthur, Sekera), 8:38 (PP)
ROC Jacina, (5) (Paille, Zagrapan), 9:26
ROC Kreps, (3) (Smith), 19:30 (PP)
ROC Jacina, (6) (Ryan, Smith), 1:06
ROC Mancari, (3) (Kreps, Booth), 6:07
ROC Mancari, (4) (Kreps, Smith), 13:18 (PP)
ROC Ryan, (9) (Jacina), 1:38
ROC MacArthur, (9) (Mancari, Smith), 5:17 (PP)
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless today in Kazan's 3-1 loss to Magnitogorsk.
In the Russian Upper League:
Dimitry Bezrukov, Almetievsk (RUS2), 14 GP, 2-2-4, 45 PIM, +1
Ilya Solarev, Kazakhmys (RUS2), 11 GP, 7-3-10, 6 PIM, +5
Marek Bartanus was a scratch in Owen Sound's 2-1 win at Kitchener.
Chris Lawrence had an assist and was +1 in Mississauga's 3-2 loss to Brampton.
Kevin Beech took the loss as Sudbury fell to Guelph 5-2.
Dane Crowley was -2 and had a fight as Swift Current fell at Medicine Hat 4-1.
Vladimir Mihalik was scoreless with 2 penalty minutes as Prince George lost at Everett 3-1.