NA Ice Hockey Turns Away USC, 5-2
Senior Marty Hubert scored a pair of goals and the North Allegheny Ice Hockey Team outlasted the Upper St. Clair Panthers, 5-2, at the Ice Castle in Castle Shannon on Thursday night. Hubert’s first goal came on a power play and opened the scoring in the first period to put the Tigers ahead, 1-0.
The Panthers clawed back to tie the game twice in the second period behind goals by Matt Koch and Matt Boyd. Boyd’s power play goal with 3:28 to play in the second period evened the score, 2-2. However, the Tigers swayed the contest back in their favor with markers by Erik Chidester and Hubert. Hubert’s goal came with just 37 second remaining in the second period and sent North Allegheny into intermission with a 4-2 lead. The Tigers maintained their two goal advantage until Cameron Fisher tallied an empty net goal with 46 seconds to play to bring the final score to 5-2, North Allegheny.
Senior Bradford Thornburgh earned the win in net for the Tigers, stopping 22 of 24 shots. Goalie Tyler Finn was the hard luck loser for Upper St. Clair, collecting 35 saves.
With the victory, North Allegheny jumps back into first place in Section 2-AAA with a 5-2-1 record. Upper St. Clair sits in third place in Section 1 with a mark of 4-4-0. The Tigers host Seneca Valley on Tuesday night at 6:10 pm at the BladeRunners in Warrendale.
Ice Hockey Summary vs. Upper St. Clair 12-12-13
|SCORE BY PERIODS||1||2||3||FINAL|
|Upper St. Clair||0||2||0||2|
Ice Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Upper St. Clair
|North Allegheny||Marty Hubert (Christian Louria) - PP||11:17|
|Upper St. Clair||Matt Koch (Josh Koch, Kasey Colcombe)||2:15|
|North Allegheny||Daniel Bostedo||3:05|
|Upper St. Clair||Matt Boyd (Colcombe, Patrick Woomer) - PP||13:32|
|North Allegheny||Erik Chidester (Dawson Richard)||14:53|
|North Allegheny||Hubert (Bostedo, Dominic Zangaro)||16:23|
|North Allegheny||Cameron Fisher (Joseph Zappia, Bradford Thornburgh) - empty net||16:14|