The Johnstown Tomahawks tried to dig themselves out of a two-goal hole, but the Wenatchee Wild held on for a 3-2 victory.
Wenatchee took a 3-1 lead during the third period, only to have Johnstown storm back on a Mitch Kontny goal 15:11 into the third period to pull to one goal down.
Wenatchee was often in penalty trouble, totaling six minors and three majors for 37 minutes in penalty time. The Wild surpassed its season average of 27.0 penalty minutes per game.
Wenatchee also got points from Sullivan, who also finished with one goal and two assists. Max McHugh also scored for Wenatchee. Other players who recorded assists for Wenatchee were Chris Kerr and Blake Butzow, who contributed one a piece.
The Tomahawks forced their penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up five minors and four majors for 50 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 22.0 minutes per game Johnstown had been spending in the box. The Tomahawks failed to reach their usual level of shot production, putting 20 pucks on goal after averaging 29.1 shots per game this season.
Johnstown additionally got points from Jordan Watt, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Johnstown received assists from Mitch Hall and Cody Gylling, who each chipped in one.
Wenatchee's Robert Nichols stopped 18 shots out of the 20 that he faced. The Wild registered one goal on six power play opportunities. Collin Brennan rejected 25 shots on goal for Johnstown. The Tomahawks registered two goals on four power play opportunities.