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Hawks Veteran to Mercyhurst

By WBH, 05/25/18, 10:00AM CDT

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Johnson Prepares for Jump to College

Waterloo Black Hawks forward Ethan Johnson will join the Mercyhurst Lakers for the 2018/19 college hockey season, the Hawks announced Friday.

The 20-year-old spent two seasons with Waterloo and becomes the 19th member of last season’s team to make a college commitment.

Last month, Johnson scored the first goal during the Hawks’ postseason run.  He finished the playoffs with two goals and an assist during seven appearances.

Over two seasons in Waterloo, Johnson played in 102 regular season games.  He notched 38 points (14 goals, 24 points) and had a cumulative plus/minus margin of +18.

On October 23, 2017, the United States Hockey League recognized Johnson as its Forward of the Week.  In two wins that weekend, Johnson had a hand in five of eight Waterloo goals.  That included scoring the game-winner on the road against the Sioux Falls Stampede.  He had also assisted on the third period, game-tying score to spark the come-from-behind effort.

In 2017/18, the Mercyhurst roster included former Waterloo goaltender Garrett Metcalf, who did not appear for the Lakers after transferring from Massachusetts-Lowell.

Season tickets for the 2018/19 Black Hawks schedule are on sale now.  For more details about the savings and special benefits which season ticket holders receive, call the Black Hawks at (319) 232-3444.