Immediately following the annual NAHL Showcase. Head coach Mike Letizia pulled the trigger on a trade for Ben and David Schmidling from the Janesville Jets organization. The move proved to be a crucial one, as the team turned around a tough start.
“They played for a strong Janesville team that went to the Robertson Cup final four last year, which is an attribute that can be beneficial to our relatively young group,” said Letizia of the move. “We are really excited to add them to our team and look forward to seeing how they contribute on and off the ice.”
Quickly, Ben Schmidling proved to be a clutch performer for the Tomahawks during the season and on of the most outgoing players. He and his brother were among the fan favorites in their short time in Johnstown.
BEN BY THE NUMBERS
It was a career season for the 98-birth year forward. Ben set new standards in goals, assists, points and game-winning goals. The Hockessin, Del. native posted 16 goals and 15 assists with five of those goals being game-winners.
For their commitment to serving the Greater Johnstown community, Ben and David Schmidling were selected as the winners of the Community Pride Award!