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Gorscak Named Johnstown's Player of the Year - Offense

By DLG, 03/24/20, 11:30AM EDT


Former Star Recognized by NAHL Club

Johnstown, PA - Congratulations to Johnstown Tomahawks forward and Esmark Stars AAA Hockey graduate Christian Gorscak on being named the Tomahawks 2019-2020 Player of the Year - Offense.

In his third season of play with Johnstown the veteran forward had tallied 64 points (25 goals, 39 assists) this season, prior to the North American Hockey League (NAHL) cancelling the remainder of their season due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Gorscak's 64 points led all scorers in the NAHL, allowing Gorscak to become the first Tomahawk to finish as the league's regular season leading scorer.

In addition, Gorscak, who tendered with the Tomahawks from Esmark's U16 AAA team, was a +-29 with only 12 penalty minutes and had scored 6 game winning goals, good for second in the NAHL.

"We are all so very proud of Christian," said Stars General Manager Dave Kosick. "But honestly none of us are surprised by his accomplishments. His work ethic and desire to succeed drive his continued path of success."

Gorscak, a native of Jeannette, PA, skated for the 16U AAA Esmark Stars during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, during which he registered 159 points (77 goals and 82 assists) in 141 games played.  Those numbers included 60 points in 48 career games in NAPHL action. 

During the 2016-17 season, he helped the Stars to the NAPHL 16U Dixon Cup Championship, appeared in the NAPHL 16U All-Star Game, and was named to the All-NAPHL 16U First Team.

He signed a tender with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) following his second season on the Stars 16U squad