The Maryland Black Bears trailed most of the morning/afternoon against East Division rival Johnstown Tomahawks as they looked to bounce back from a crushing loss the night before. They were able to do just that, scoring two goals in the third period and one more in overtime to finish off the 4-3 win.
The Tomahawks struck twice in the first off two deflection goals from forwards Brendan Clark and John Gelatt for a 2-0 lead early. In the second period, the Black Bears recorded its third shorthanded goal of the series to cut the deficit to 2-1. Forward Hunter McCoy went in on a two-on-none opportunity with Connor Cole and buried a pass by Cole for the goal. Johnstown forward Anthony Mastromonica responded later in the period to make it 3-1 Tomahawks.
Maryland didn’t respond until the third period, where Connor Cole buried a wrist shot to cut the lead to 3-2. Then late in the period while short handed, the Black Bears pulled its goalie for the extra attack, where Hunter McCoy scored once again to make it 3-3. Thomas Jarman finished the comeback off on the power play in overtime on a slap shot goal for the 4-3 win.
Maryland hits the road for the next two weekends, starting this Friday against the New Jersey Titans at Middletown Ice World Arena. Puck drop will be at 7:30 pm ET and the game will be streamed live on HockeyTV.