“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. “We are really excited to add them to our team and look forward to seeing how they contribute on and off the ice.”
In hockey, experience is an invaluable trait. David and his brother Ben brought a wealth of experience to a Tomahawks team that was still learning the ropes.
Upon his arrival in Johnstown, David and Ben showed the natural chemistry that the Tomahawks were hoping for throughout the season. David played a huge part on the Hawks, playing in any role he was asked to be in. That included off the ice. David and Ben both were popular members of the team in the community, volunteering their time in schools, charities and other events in our area.
David By The Numbers
Not a flashy player, David Schmidling contributed to the Tomahawks in more ways than one. A responsible defensive player, David posted nine points (two goals and seven assists) in 46 games played for Johnstown. Moreover, the native of Hockessin, DE., brought speed and playmaking to the lineup each night.
For his dedication to community service throughout the season, David and Ben were awarded the Community Pride Award during the annual Tomahawks Team Awards ceremony.