The Johnstown Tomahawks are a Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's East Division. The team plays its home games at the 1st Summit Bank Arena at Cambria County War Memorial in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
|Home arena||1st Summit Bank Arena|
|Colors||Navy, red, and white|
|Owner(s)||Johnstown Hockey Group LLC.|
(James P. Bouchard - majority owner)
|Head coach||Mike Letizia (2014–present)|
|Media||The Tribune-Democrat, FastHockeyTheTomablog|
|1994–1996||Dearborn Heights Nationals|
|1996–2001||St. Louis Sting|
The franchise was originally called the Dearborn Magic, Michigan Nationals, and the Dearborn Heights Nationals when the team played in Dearborn, Michigan. before moving and becoming St. Louis Sting in 1996. In 2001, the Sting moved to Springfield, Missouri as the Springfield Spirit. In 2005, they moved to Wasilla, Alaska as the Wasilla Spirit, only to re-brand themselves as the Alaska Avalanche the next season. The Avalanche played out of the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center in Wasilla until the end of the 2009–10 season. The Avalanche moved to Palmer, Alaska beginning in the 2010–11 season and played at the Palmer Ice Arena.
The Tomahawks played their first game on September 8, 2012 against the Port Huron Fighting Falcons. They would fall 4-3 in overtime. They would earn their first win, a 6-5 shootout victory on September 13, 2012 over the Kenai River Brown Bears. Their first home game in Johnstown was played on September 29, 2012 at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in which the Tomahawks fell 3-2 in a shootout to the Michigan Warriors.
|St. Louis Sting|
|2004–05||56||20||29||7||47||144||188||1,027||6th, South||Did not qualify|
|2005–06||56||23||33||2||48||133||187||1,307||4th, West||Lost 1st Round, 2–3 vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs|
|2006–07||62||16||39||7||39||148||242||1,699||6th, South||Did not qualify|
|2007–08||58||16||38||4||36||158||270||1,251||5th, South||Did not qualify|
|2008–09||58||23||30||5||51||172||224||1,505||3rd, West||Lost 1st Round, 1–3 vs. Wenatchee Wild|
|2009–10||58||32||19||7||71||198||178||1,393||2nd, West||Lost 1st Round, 0–3 vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs|
|2010–11||58||32||22||4||68||193||173||1,479||3rd, West||Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–3 vs. Wenatchee Wild|
|2011–12||60||35||19||6||76||192||173||1,161||3rd, West||Lost Div. Semifinals, 2–3 vs. Wenatchee Wild|
|2012–13||60||27||21||12||66||179||171||1343||5th, North||Lost Play-In Series, 1–2 vs. Port Huron Fighting Falcons|
|2013–14||60||28||27||5||61||167||181||1130||4th, North||Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–3 vs. Port Huron Fighting Falcons|
|2014–15||60||25||27||8||58||166||191||1167||5th, North||Did not qualify|
|2015–16||60||31||24||5||67||197||200||1502||3rd of 4, East Div.|
12th of 22, NAHL
|Won Div. Semifinals, 3–0 vs. New Jersey Titans|
Lost Div. Finals, 0–3 vs. Aston Rebels
|2016–17||60||40||16||4||84||209||148||1502||2nd of 5, East Div.|
4th of 24, NAHL
|Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–3 vs. New Jersey Titans|
|2017–18||60||23||33||4||50||142||195||1136||5th of 5, East Div.|
20th of 23, NAHL
|Did not qualify|
|2018–19||60||47||9||4||98||245||150||1069||1st of 6, East Div.|
1st of 24, NAHL
|Won Div. Semifinals, 3–2 vs. Northeast Generals|
Won Div. Finals, 3–2 vs. New Jersey Titans
Lost Robertson Cup Semifinals, 1–2 vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs
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- "Dearborn Heights Nationals Statistics and History". HockeyDB. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2010-09-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)