Johnstown Chiefs

Content regarding the Johnstown Chiefs organization.


From his chrome dome and yellow cranial lid to his sparkling white RBK blockers to the day-glow green Koho in hand, this Finn stands out. Positionally sound. Masterful glove. Quick recovery. One young lady was overheard remarking he was just cute enough for her to wrap up and take home with her for the summer. Jonathan D'Aversa's crash just :32 seconds into his Ice Palace premiere brought audible gasps and quick relief as both bounced up and competed admirably thereafter. Kicked aside blueline slappers with ease. Flashed a poised left catcher and fed his opposite-side defensive help to clear. Even took one off the frontal lobe without distraction.

Erik Erlendsson Blogs Prospect Camp

Echoing many of the sentiments of Bolt Prospects blog writers today, Erik Erlendsson of the Trib [url=]has posted some of his comments on the first day of prospect camp.[/url] In general, there were some very positive notes made by Erik today:

Prospect Camp Invitees

Bolt Prospects would like to give a special thanks to Lightning Head Scout Jake Goertzen for making the following list of confirmed prospect camp invitees available. Goertzen stated that many of these players are competing for roster spots for the Traverse City prospects tournament coming up in September. So, without further ado...

Roster(s) Starting to Take Shape

With today's signing of Eric Healey, Bolt Prospects' Chad Schnarr believes the Lightning have hit their 50-man contract limit presuming they re-sign all outstanding RFA's. With that in mind we can begin to speculate on the shape of the rosters of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Springfield Falcons and Johnstown Chiefs for the 2006-2007 season.

Chiefs Lose Kelly is reporting that Johnstown Chiefs leading scorer Justin Kelly has signed with EHC Olten of Switzerland. The center scored 31 goals and 71 points in 59 games last season for the Chiefs, 21 points more than second leading scorer Dimitri Tarabrin. [url=]According to the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat[/url], the team tendered offers to eight players: G Josh Disher, D Doug Andress, D Jim Hakewill, D Jake Heller, D Brett Peterson, D Ben Wallace, LW Jean Desrochers and C Brad Thompson. The Chiefs will maintain rights to the eight until August 1st. LW Randy Rowe, LW Joe Tallari, D Ian Manzano and LW Jason Spence remained in Johnstown during the offseason and are expected to return to the team.

Evaluating Johnstown

[b]The Bottom Line[/b] The Johnstown Chiefs finished 30-26-16 with 76 points in 4th place in the American Conference North Division. After sweeping their playoff play-in round against 5th place Trenton 2-0 they were swept by Toledo in the first round of the playoffs 3-0. The year was a marked improvement over the 2004-2005 season when the Chiefs finished 7th in the North Division, out of the playoffs, with a 22-36-14 record and 58 points. The Chiefs offensive production improved this season by 32 goals while their defense relented 15 less goals.

Game Night 4/19: Storm at Chiefs

The Toledo Storm, led by coach Stan Drulia, have swept the Johnstown Chiefs 3-0. Season over for Johnstown. TOL-5 JHN-3 It was just a bad goaltending effort by the Chiefs tonight. I watched the game on B2 Networks, and I'll give my take on the flip. Game sheet from [url=][/url]

Playoff Game Night: 4/15: Chiefs at Storm

Johnstown now trails their best-of-five series with Toledo 2-0. JHN-1 TOL-4 [url=jonathan-boutin]Jonathan Boutin[/url] allowed 3 goals in the third period after the Chiefs had battled Toledo to a 1-1 tied through 40 minutes. He stopped 30 of 34 shots faced in the game. Randy Rowe scored the Chiefs' lone goal on an assist from [url=adam-henrich]Adam Henrich.[/url] Game sheet from [url=][/url]

Playoff Game Night 4/14: Chiefs at Storm

Johnstown now trails the series 1-0. JHN-2 TOL-3 [url=morgan-cey]Morgan Cey[/url] took the loss for Johnstown stopping 43 of 46 shots faced. Dimitri Tarabrin and Brett Peterson had the goals for the Chiefs. Game sheet from [url=][/url]

Playoff Game Night 4/11: Chiefs at Titans

Pure heart keys the comeback and the finishing of a two game sweep in the three game play-in series. JHN-4 TRE-3 [url=jonathan-boutin]Jonathan Boutin[/url] was in net tonight for Johnstown and midway through the game the Chiefs found themselves down 3-0. Boutin would not allow another goal the rest of the way, stopping 37 of 40 shots faced, and the Chiefs poured in four unanswered goal, including three in the final frame, to topple the Titans. [url=andre-deveaux]Andre Deveaux[/url] started the comeback with a goal from [url=adam-henrich]Adam Henrich[/url] late in the second period. Randy Rowe continued the comeback with an unassisted talley at 4:01 of the third which was followed by [url=zbynek-hrdel]Zbynek Hrdel's[/url] first goal of the playoffs with 4 minutes left to play off an assist by Henrich. Jean Desrochers then booked the Chiefs for the next round of the playoffs scoring the game winner with just 7 seconds left in regulation. Game sheet from [url=][/url]
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