NA Wins Shootout With Upper St. Clair, 9-6
In a topsy-turvy game from the Baierl Ice Complex on Thursday night, the North Allegheny ice hockey team outlasted Upper St. Clair for a 9-6 victory. The Tigers broke a 6-6 tie in the third period with three unanswered goals to win their third in a row. Junior Erik Chidester scored two of the final three goals in a seven-point performance. Chidester totaled two goals and five assists for the black and gold.
North Allegheny built leads of 4-1 and 6-2 on the strength of a four-goal night from senior Joseph Zappia. Zappia’s third goal of the evening put the Tigers ahead 5-2 at the 7:50 mark of the second period. Robert Randig added a goal with 3:47 remaining in the period to push the NA lead to 6-2.
Rather than go away quietly, Upper St. Clair made plenty of noise and scored the next four goals to tie the game at 6-6 with 11:44 remaining in the third period. Zappia netted the go-ahead goal with 7:50 to play to put the Tigers in front to stay. Chidester tallied the final two markers of the night to close out the victory.
North Allegheny vaults to 7-4-1 overall and climbs into a third-place tie with Central Catholic in the Class AAA standings. Upper St. Clair slips to 3-8-2 overall. The Tigers visit Butler on Monday night with an 8:30 faceoff.
Ice Hockey Summary vs. Upper St. Clair, 1-7-16
|SCORE BY HALVES||1||2||3||FINAL|
|Upper St. Clair||1||3||2||6|
Ice Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Upper St. Clair
|North Allegheny||Cameron Sunseri (Nathan Taylor)||1:12|
|North Allegheny||Joseph Zappia (Erik Chidester)||7:57|
|North Allegheny||John Parks (Chidester, Justin Kidd)||13:59|
|Upper St. Clair||Patrick Woomer (Adam Seeton)||14:11|
|North Allegheny||Zappia (Chidester, Tyler Duderstadt) - SH||15:41|
|Upper St. Clair||Jacob Bacik - PP||3:49|
|North Allegheny||Zappia (Chidester, Parks)||7:50|
|North Allegheny||Robert Randig (Matthew Heil)||13:23|
|Upper St. Clair||Zachary Lazur (Jake Reinheimer)||14:05|
|Upper St. Clair||Elliot Stevenson||15:13|
|Upper St. Clair||Matthew Finn (Reinheimer)||1:32|
|Upper St. Clair||Woomer (Jordan Rongaus) - PP||5:16|
|North Allegheny||Chidester (Kidd)||11:25|
|North Allegheny||Chidester (Parks)||13:15|