Tigers Bury Butler Under Second Period Avalanche

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North Allegheny buried the Butler Golden Tornado with an avalanche of second period goals for a 10-4 triumph on Monday night at the Ice Connection of Pittsburgh. The Tigers’ six goals in the second period turned a close game into a laugher over a formidable foe.  The blowout victory extends NA’s unbeaten streak to nine consecutive games.

North Allegheny opened the scoring in the first period on a power play goal by Erik Chidester, but the Golden Tornado answered back with a marker by Garet Banner to even the score at 1-1 at the 13:21 mark of the period. Just 31 seconds later, the Tigers regained the advantage on a tally by Michael Kramer to bring the score to 2-1, North Allegheny, heading to the second period.

The floodgates opened the second period the Tigers fired in goal after goal past Butler net minder Jacob Curry. Kramer, Nathan Taylor, Joseph Zappia III, Tyler Wilson, Cameron Fisher, and Payton Landman all scored goals for NA in the period to put the Tigers in front 8-2.  Chidester and Jonathan Parks added goals for the Tigers in the third period to close out a 10-4 victory. NA goalie Joseph Hubert stopped 21 pucks to earn the win in net.

North Allegheny remains in first place in the Class AAA standings, now sporting a record of 15-2-4.  Butler drops to 10-8-3 on the year. The Tigers wrap up the regular season on Monday with a home contest against the Seneca Valley Raiders.

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Butler, 2-16-15

GAME SUMMARY    
SCORE BY PERIODS123FINAL
North Allegheny26210
Butler1124

Ice Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Butler

INDIVIDUAL STATS   
FIRST PERIOD
North AlleghenyErik Chidester (Daniel Bostedo, Joseph Zappia III) - PP1:55
ButlerGaret Banner (Benjamin Rodgers)13:21
North AlleghenyMichael Kramer (Ian Cunningham, William Rahenkamp)13:52
SECOND PERIOD
North AlleghenyNathan Taylor (Dominick Zangaro, Tyler Wilson)3:12
North AlleghenyZappia (Rahenkamp)4:26
North AlleghenyKramer (Cameron Fisher)6:28
North AlleghenyWilson (Taylor)8:29
ButlerJonathan Fair (Christopher Martin)13:48
North AlleghenyFisher (Rahenkamp)14:25
North AlleghenyPayton Landman 15:44
THIRD PERIOD
ButlerDustin Davis (Marcus McCall) - PP5:25
North AlleghenyJonathan Parks (Cunningham, Steven Dietz)9:05
ButlerConnor Scott11:11
North AlleghenyChidester (Rahenkamp, Bostedo) - PP15:38