First Period Flurry Paces NA Past Rams In Season Opener
North Allegheny bombarded Pine-Richland with a three-goal first period on its way to a 5-1 opening night victory over the Rams on Monday night. The Tigers began the 2014-2015 season in grand fashion, blowing open the game early behind goals from William Rahenkamp, Joseph Zappia III, and Nathan Taylor.
North Allegheny increased the lead to 4-0 at the 11:26 mark of the second period when Dominick Zangaro cashed in on a power play following a hooking penalty on PR’s Spencer Smith. The Rams scored their only marker of the night on a power play goal by Nate Carnovale with less than 3:55 left in the second period to cut the score to 4-1. North Allegheny capped the scoring in the waning minutes of the game on an Erik Chidester goal to bring the final score to 5-1, Tigers.
North Allegheny outshot the Rams, 37-27, and junior goalie Joseph Hubert had a fine night by making 26 saves. Pine-Richland’s Isaac Stephen made 32 saves in a losing effort.
The Tigers open the season with a 1-0 record while Pine-Richland falls to 0-1. North Allegheny will enjoy the win for a week before hosting the Penn-Trafford Warriors at the Warrendale BladeRunners next Monday night. The puck drops at 8:30 pm.
Ice Hockey Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 10-6-14
|SCORE BY PERIODS||1||2||3||FINAL|
Ice Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Pine-Richland
|North Allegheny||William Rahenkamp (Michael Kramer)||4:44|
|North Allegheny||Joseph Zappia III (Christian Louria)||12:58|
|North Allegheny||Nathan Taylor (Kramer)||16:07|
|North Allegheny||Dominick Zangaro (Zappia, Erik Chidester) - PP||11:26|
|Pine-Richland||Nate Carnovale (Matt Cole, Spencer Smith) - PP||13:05|
|North Allegheny||Chidester (Zangaro)||15:22|