Johnstown Chiefs

Content regarding the Johnstown Chiefs organization.

Chiefs to Play in Johnstown Next Season

According to Mike Mastovich of the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown Chiefs owner Jim Weber has received a new concessions revenue sharing plan from the Cambria County government which should allow the Chiefs to stay in Johnstown through the 2007-2008 season. Beyond 2007-2008 remains up in the air. A split of concessions may be enough for Weber to keep the team in Johnstown into the near future, but other scenarios could see the sale of the team to one of two NHL teams. Mastovich hints one of those teams would buy the team and move it in 2008-2009 to a new city where another rink is currently being built (speculated in internet rumors to be to suburban Philadelphia by the Flyers), while the other would try to keep the team in Johnstown and reevaluate after one year (presumably the Lightning).

ECHL Game Day 3/4: Storm at Chiefs

Johnstown finds a little redemption at the end of a hard weekend.

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Morgan Cey stopped 33 of 34 shots faced in the win. Forwards Maxime Boisclair and Zbynek Hrdel led the way offensively with 1 goal and 1 assist. Eric Przepiorka had the other Chiefs goal. Gus Katsuras, Andrew Martens, Ryan Gibbons and Brandon Elliot posted individual assists. Cey, Boisclair and Katsuras were named the game's three stars. Cey carried a shutout into the final two minutes of the game only to surrender a late power play goal.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
JHN Hrdel, (7) (Katsuras, Boisclair), 3:17
JHN Boisclair, (14) (Martens, Hrdel), 3:27

Third Period
JHN Przepiorka, (8) (Gibbons, Elliott), 0:27
TOL Walsh, (14) (Watson, Attard), 18:48 (PP)

Game sheet from ECHL.com.

ECHL Game Night 3/3: Chiefs at Nailers

Even taking a point feels painful right now for this team.

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Morgan Cey stopped 49 of 51 shots faced in regulation and overtime including a penalty shot before taking the shootout loss by allowing 3 goals on 5 shooters faced. The Chiefs were outshot 51-37 in the game. Grant Jacobsen and Brandon Elliot had the Johnstown goals. Ryan Gibbons, Geoff Waugh, Dimitri Tarabrin and Gus Katsuras had individual assists. Katsuras and Jacobsen also scored in Johnstown's unsuccessful shootout bid.

First Period
JHN Jacobsen, (6) (Gibbons, Waugh), 2:44
WHE Mitchell, (1) (Hellemeyer, Sonnenberg), 13:50

Second Period
WHE Blanshan, (3) (Havern, Edinger), 15:56 (PP)

Third Period
JHN Elliott, (11) (Tarabrin, Katsuras), 14:27

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
JHN- Katsuras, Jacobsen
WHE- Havern, Hellemeyer, Guenther

Game sheet from ECHL.com.

ECHL Game Night 3/2: Chiefs at Royals

Another critical loss hurts Johnstown's playoff chances.

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Ryan Munce stopped 25 of 28 shots faced in the loss. Grant Jacobsen and Gus Katsuras scored the Chiefs' goals. Doug Andress, Zbynek Hrdel and Andrew Martens had individual assists.

Johnstown's loss drops them back to .500 at 24-24-5. More importantly, Reading gains two points on the Chiefs who are now 4 points out of the final playoff spot in the North Division. Johnstown does, however, hold 1 game in hand on 5th place Trenton and 3 games in hand on now 4th place Reading.

First Period
JHN Jacobsen, (5) (Andress), 10:48
REA Schmidt, (1) (LaLonde, Francisco), 14:23 (PP)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
REA Smith, (19) (Snowden), 10:43
JHN Katsuras, (5) (Hrdel, Martens), 13:25 (PP)
REA Snowden, (11) (Zappala, LaLonde), 15:01

Game sheet from ECHL.com.

Andress, Elliott Sent to Johnstown

The Springfield Falcons announced today that defenseman Doug Andress and forward Brandon Elliott have been reassigned to the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL.

Andress played in nine games for the Falcons collecting two assists and 16 penalty minutes. Andress has also appeared in 43 games with the Chiefs this season collecting 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound blueliner remains tied for the Johnstown team lead in scoring among defensemen. Andress played in three games with Springfield during the 2005-06 campaign and scored his first AHL goal as a member of the Falcons last year.

Elliott has appeared in 10 games with Springfield this season collecting one assist and 27 penalty minutes. In 38 games with the Chiefs this year, Elliott has produced 10 goals, four assists, 14 points and 99 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound native of Orangeville, Ontario is in his second season of pro hockey after being drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the fifth round (158th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Elliott spent the entire 2005-06 season with Johnstown collecting 10 goals, seven assists, 17 points and 207 penalty minutes.
(Springfield Falcons press release)

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