NA Wins Sixth Straight Ahead Of Showdown With Peters Twp

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North Allegheny continued its second-half surge last night with an 8-2 victory over the Butler Golden Tornado. The win was the Tigers’ sixth in a row and pulls NA to within three points of first-place Peters Township in the Class AAA standings, setting up a showdown with the Indians next week at Southpointe.

For the second straight game, sophomore William Carr netted a hat trick for the Tigers. Carr’s first goal tied the game at 1-1 with 56 seconds remaining in the first period.

In the second period, John Parks struck just 32 seconds in and Erik Chidester made it 3-1, Tigers, with a goal at the 3:38 mark of the  period. Butler managed to trim the NA lead to 3-2 on a power play goal by Connor Scott midway through the second, but Carr and Steven Dietz tallied back-to-back markers to send the Tigers into intermission with a 5-2 advanatage.

The third period was dominated by North Allegheny as Carr, Dawson Richard and Jesse Zahn all scored to put Butler away in an 8-2 triumph. Tigers net minder Joseph Hubert made 20 saves, while Butler goalie Zachary Schnur stopped 18 of 26 shots.

North Allegheny improves to 10-4-1 overall, while Butler dips to 8-6-1. The Tigers visit Peters Township on Tuesday with a 7:00 pm opening faceoff.

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Butler, 1-26-16

GAME SUMMARY    
SCORE BY HALVES123FINAL
Butler1102
North Allegheny1438

Ice Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Butler

INDIVIDUAL STATS   
FIRST PERIOD
ButlerBen Rodgers (Brendan Ackelson, Christopher Martin)1:05
North AlleghenyWilliam Carr 16:04
SECOND PERIOD
North AlleghenyJohn Parks (Matthew Heil, Erik Chidester)0:32
North AlleghenyChidester (Parks)3:38
ButlerConnor Scott (Jonathan Fair, Trevor Gilliland) - PP6:38
North AlleghenyCarr (Dawson Richard, Bernardo Vieira)11:29
North AlleghenySteven Dietz (Carr, Heil)14:22
THIRD PERIOD
North AlleghenyCarr2:04
North AlleghenyRichard (Vieira)2:04
North AlleghenyJesse Zahn (Dietz)16:15