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NA Clips Central Catholic To Remain In First Place

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The North Allegheny ice hockey team returned to the win column on Monday night with a 4-1 victory over the Central Catholic Vikings at the Baierl Ice Complex. Senior goalie Richard Karapandi made 28 saves to help keep the Tigers in first place in the PIHL Class AAA standings.

North Allegheny and Central Catholic played to a 1-1 draw after one period. Senior Aaron Miller scored the first goal of the night at the 4:04 mark of the period, assisted by Tyler Putnam, for a 1-0 NA lead. The Vikings knotted up the score at 1-1 thanks to Dylan Vallo goal at the 13:21 mark.

The only goal of the second period belonged to North Allegheny as senior Nathaniel Heil netted a goal just 10 seconds into the stanza. Heil’s marker was assisted by Haden Shimko.

The Tigers put the game out of reach in the third period courtesy of a goal by Vincenzo Mazur 1:25 into the period and an empty net goal with just 44 seconds remaining by Tyler Duderstadt to close out a 4-1 win. Kevin Hart and Miller tallied assists on the final two goals, respectively.

Central Catholic’s Norbert McDermott made 21 saves in a losing effort for the Vikings.

North Allegheny improves to 5-1 on the season following the win. Central Catholic slips to 3-2. The Tigers will visit Cathedral Prep on Tuesday, November 20 at 7:15 p.m.

(Photo Courtesy of Pittsburgh Hockey Digest, burghhockey.com)

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Central Catholic, 11-5-18

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NA Ice Hockey Drops First Of Season, 4-2

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The North Allegheny ice hockey team suffered its first loss of the season with a 4-2 road defeat to Canon-McMillan at Southpointe. The Big Macs broke a 2-2 tie in the third period with a pair of goals from Logan Ford, including one short-handed marker. Ford finished with a hat trick for CM.

After a scoreless first period, the game opened up as both teams netted a pair of goals in the second stanza. North Allegheny’s Kevin Hart scored the first of the night at the 7:20 mark of the period, assisted by Christopher Hanlon and Justin Symons, for a 1-0 lead. Just two minutes later, Joshua Hrip scored a power play goal for CM to knot the score at 1-1.

At the 10:39 mark of the second period, Ford scored his first of three on the night to propel the Big Macs to a 2-1 advantage. North Allegheny got even with a goal by Dylan Watkins, assisted by Tyler Lamark, with 3:48 remaining in the period to bring the score to a 2-2 deadlock.

With a 2-2 tie after two periods, that set the stage for the big third period by Ford and the Big Macs.

Canon-McMillan goalie Mario Eafrati made 28 saves to earn the victory. North Allegheny’s Josh Bailey got the start in net and posted 24 stops.

North Allegheny slips to 4-1 following the loss but still remains in first place in Class AAA. The win is the first for Canon-McMillan this season, improving the Big Macs record to 1-3 on the campaign. The Tigers look to bounce back with a home date on Monday with the Central Catholic Vikings.

(Photo courtesy of Brian Mitchell, Pittsburgh Hockey Digest, burghhockey.com.)

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Canon-McMillan, 10-30-18

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NA Remains Unbeaten With 2-1 Win Over Bethel Park

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The North Allegheny ice hockey team remained perfect on the season with a 2-1 home win over Bethel Park on Monday night. The Tigers were outshot, 34-14, but goalie Richard Karapandi made 33 saves to ensure the victory.  In a rare feat, the game was played without a single penalty called on either team.

Bethel Park scored the first goal of the game on a tally by Jeffrey Bele at the 13:48 mark of the first period for a 1-0 lead.

North Allegheny got even in the second period when Tyler Putnam scored, assisted by Matt Gentile and Karapandi, to knot the score at 1-1.

At the 15:12 mark of the third period, the Tigers’ Christopher Hanlon netted the game-winning goal to propel NA to a 2-1 victory. Hanlon’s marker was assisted by Nathaniel Heil and Kevin Hart.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 4-0 on the season and leads the Class AAA standings with eight points. Bethel Park suffers its first loss of the year and dips to 2-1. The Tigers visit Canon-McMillan on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Brian Mitchell, Pittsburgh Hockey Digest, burghhockey.com.)

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Bethel Park, 10-22-18

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NA hangs on to defeat Peters Township, 5-3

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By Jonathan Spina

Two of the three undefeated teams remaining in PIHL AAA met at Printscape Arena in Southpointe on Tuesday night. The Tigers scored the first four goals of the game and held on at the end to defeat Peters Township, 5-3. The game was a rematch of last year’s PIHL semifinals in which the Indians edged the Tigers, 2-1.

North Allegheny got on the board a minute into the game when Dylan Watkins stole an Indians pass in the offensive zone and put it top shelf to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. North Allegheny took a penalty with under a minute to go in the period, but goaltender Richard Karapandi and the Tiger defense was able to kill Peters Township’s only power play chance of the night. After a period of play, NA led 1-0.

The Tigers exploded in the second period and they started early once again when Aaron Miller stole a pass in the offensive zone, put a great move on the Peters Township goalie, went to the backhand and put it in the back of the net, giving the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Peters Township’s Alex Wilbert then took their first penalty of the game with 8:20 to go in the second period. Just as Wilbert was leaving the box, Justin Symons went through all four Peters defenders and put one top shelf to give North Allegheny a 3-0 lead. The Tigers got one more goal late in the second period when there was a scrum in front of the net and the puck came to Christopher Hanlon’s stick, he was able to finish the job and improved North Allegheny’s lead to 4-0 with a minute to go in the period. Peters picked up a goal with 30 seconds left and after two periods North Allegheny had a 4-1 lead.

The third period was mostly dominated by the Indians picking up two goals three minutes apart, making the game 4-3 with 3:44 remaining. The killer was when Peters Township took a slashing penalty with 1:26 remaining in the game, giving North Allegheny a power play for the remainder of the game. Peters then pulled their goalie and it was Watkins who scored the empty netter for his second of the game giving the Tigers a 5-3 lead that they wouldn’t give up.

Karapandi was the Wright Automotive Player of the Game stopping 31 of 34 shots and making 16 saves in the third period to help preserve the victory.

The Tigers improve to 3-0-0 giving them six points on the year. They will be back in action next Monday when they take on Bethel Park (1-0-0) at the Baierl Ice Complex.

(Photo courtesy of Brian Mitchell, Pittsburgh Hockey Digest, burghhockey.com.)

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Peters Township, 10-16-18

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NA Powers Past Mt. Lebanon, 6-1

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In a penalty-filled contest, North Allegheny cashed in for three power play goals and a 6-1 win over the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils at the Baierl Galaxy Center in Warrendale on Monday night.  The Tigers were 3-for-7 on power play opportunities and buried the Blue Devils with four goals in the third period.  Junior Tyler Lamark and senior Tyler Duderstadt each scored a pair of goals, and senior Haden Shimko recorded a four-point night with one goal and three assists.

The first period was a stalemate most of the way through until freshman Kevin Hart scored, assisted by Christopher Hanlon, at the 11:55 mark of the period for a 1-0 lead.

An interference penalty on Mt. Lebanon’s Branwen Pollett in the second period proved costly for the Blue Devils as Lamark capitalized for his first goal of the night to bring the score to 2-0, Tigers.

The Tigers blew the game open early in the third period on the strength of back-to-back power play goals by Duderstadt and Shimko for a 4-0 lead. When Hanlon was called for a holding penalty at the 8:23 mark of the third period, it appeared the Blue Devils might have a chance to scratch back into the game with a power play of their own. However, Lamark turned the tables on Mt. Lebanon by netting a short-handed goal at the 9:31 mark for a 5-0 lead.

Mt. Lebanon did eventually score on the power play thanks to an Antonio Evans marker with 6:29 left in the game to trim the score to the 5-1, Tigers. The Blue Devils’ momentum was short-lived as Duderstadt scored again 44 seconds later for the Tigers to bring the score to its ultimate final, 6-1.

North Allegheny heavily outshot Mt. Lebanon, 41-19. NA’s Richard Karapandi earned the win with 18 saves. Lebo’s Bradley Weaver made 35 stops amongst the bombardment from the Tigers.

Following the victory, North Allegheny starts the young season with a 2-0 mark in the PIHL Class AAA standings. Mt. Lebanon slides to 0-2. The Tigers will travel to Southpointe on Tuesday, Oct. 16 for a duel with the Peters Township Indians. The game will be broadcast live via the internet by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

(Photo courtesy of Brian Mitchell, Pittsburgh Hockey Digest, burghhockey.com.)

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Mt. Lebanon, 10-8-18

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