Strong Third Period Lifts NA Over Canon-McMillan, 5-3

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North Allegheny broke a 3-3 tie with two unanswered goals in the third period for a 5-3 victory over the Canon-McMillan Big Macs at the Iceoplex on Thursday night. Matthew Morrison scored the game-winning goal 4:02 into third period to give NA a 4-3 lead. Senior John Parks put the game on ice with an empty-net goal in the waning seconds.

North Allegheny took a 2-0 lead with goals by Erik Chidester in the first period and Parks in the second period. However, Canon-McMillan tallied 3 of the next 4 goals to tie the game at 3-3. CM’s Vincent Lavorgna scored two of those goals to help the Big Macs even the score.

That set the stage for the Tigers’ clutch third period and go-ahead goal by Morrison to put NA in front for good. Junior Ryan Heil got the start in net and made 31 saves for the Tigers. Canon-McMillan’s Nico Pidro stopped 30 of 34 shots.

North Allegheny improves to 10-3-1 with the win, sitting one point behind first-place Central Catholic in the Class AAA standings. Canon-McMillan remains under .500 with a 5-7-1 record. The Tigers return to the ice for a road game against Pine-Richland on Monday at 7:00 p.m.

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Canon-McMillan, 1-12-17

GAME SUMMARY    
SCORE BY PERIODS123FINAL
North Allegheny1225
Canon-McMillan0303

Ice Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Canon-McMillan

INDIVIDUAL STATS   
FIRST PERIOD
North AlleghenyErik Chidester (Dawson Richard, Haden Shimko)6:31
SECOND PERIOD
North AlleghenyJohn Parks (Tyler Wilson, Bernardo Vieira)2:33
Canon-McMillanVincent Lavorgna (Jack Clendaniel)6:46
North AlleghenyVieira (Shimko, Richard)10:10
Canon-McMillanNathanial Crum (Clendaniel, Clinton Oshell)14:04
Canon-McMillanLavorgna (Christian Stewart, Raymond Sylvester)15:49
THIRD PERIOD
North AlleghenyMatthew Morrison (Vincenzo, Mazur, Shimko)4:02
North AlleghenyParks (Vieira, Cameron Zahn) - empty net16:32