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NA Edged By Canon-McMillan in OT Shootout, 3-2

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For the second consecutive game, the North Allegheny ice hockey team was involved in an overtime shootout. Unlike their 3-2 win against Upper St. Clair last week, the Tigers dropped a 3-2 OT shootout on the road to the Canon-McMillan Big Macs.

After a scoreless first period, North Allegheny struck first with a power play goal by Luke Evans at the 2:28 mark of the second period for a 1-0 lead. The Evans marker was assisted by Luke Walkauskas and Trey Gallo. The Big Macs responded on their home ice at the Printscape Arena with an unassisted goal by Dominic Tracanna to knot the score at 1-1 at the 10:16 mark of the second stanza. Just over three minutes later, NA regained the lead when Brett Baker scored for a 2-1 advantage. The Baker goal was assisted by Evan Kerber and Evan Barnhart.

The Tigers one-goal lead remained intact until Benjamin Votodian deadlocked the contest with a goal at the 4:16 mark of the third period. With the game tied at 2-2, the Tigers and Big Macs played through a scoreless overtime period before CM won the contest in the shootout phase.

In net, Rylan Murphy made 18 saves for North Allegheny. Canon-McMillan’s James Morgan stopped 32 pucks to earn the victory.

North Allegheny now sits at 7-2-1 on the season, while Canon-McMillan improves to 2-5-1. The Tigers look to bounce back on Thursday, Dec. 8 with a home date against Central Catholic at 9:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Canon-McMillan, 11-29-22

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Tigers Claw Past Panthers In OT Shootout, 3-2

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Senior Luke Evans scored one goal in regulation and the deciding goal in the overtime shootout to propel North Allegheny to a 3-2 victory over Upper St. Clair on Monday night at the Baierl Ice Complex.

Upper St. Clair seized the early lead with a goal by Zachary Hardy just 35 seconds into the game. However, North Allegheny struck back with a pair of goals in the second period to pull ahead, 2-1. Evans scored at the 3:47 mark of the second period to tie the game, assisted by Evan Kaminski and Ryan Jackman. At the 7:29 mark of the stanza, junior Evan Perrotte gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead. The Perrotte marker was assisted by Travis Lamark and the PIHL’s Class 3A Player of the Month for October, Trey Gallo.

Playing without one of their top players, the Panthers managed to claw back in the third period and tied the game at 2-2 on a short-handed goal by Collin Ruffner at the 6:50 mark.

The game remained deadlocked throughout the third period and overtime, forcing the contest into a decisive shootout. Gallo and Perrotte scored goals in the shootout before Evans netted the game-winning tally to give NA the 3-2 win. For his efforts, Evans was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.

In net, senior Rylan Murphy earned the win with 19 saves, while USC’s Timothy Cottrill made 27 stops in a losing effort.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 7-2-0 on the season and jumps into first place with 14 points. Upper St. Clair slips 2-3-1 and eighth place in the Class AAA standings.

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Upper St. Clair, 11-21-22

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NA Bounces Back Against Bethel Park With 7-1 Win

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North Allegheny bounced back from its loss to Peters Township last week with a convincing 7-1 victory over Bethel Park at the Spencer Family YMCA on Thursday night.

Junior Evan Perrotte scored two goals in the win, including the first goal of the night at the 5:19 mark of the first period for a 1-0 lead.

The game remained tightly contested until the Tigers broke the game open in the second period. NA pushed four pucks past BP goalie Janson Sauer in the second stanza with goals by Luke Walkauskas, Evan Kerber, Dylan Murray and another by Perrotte. The only Bethel Park marker of the night came at the 14:01 mark of the second period by Ian Majernik, but did little to prevent NA from taking a commanding 5-1 lead into the third period.

In the final period, Trey Gallo and Evan Barnhart tickled the twine for North Allegheny to bring the final score to 7-1, Tigers.

Goalie Rylan Murphy earned the victory by stopping 31 of 32 shots on the night. Sauer took the loss for Bethel Park and made 27 saves on 34 shots on net.

North Allegheny improves to 6-2-0 on the season and sits in second place in the Class AAA standings, while Bethel Park slips to 3-6 on the year. After three straight road games, the Tigers return home on Monday night with a 9:00 p.m. matchup with Upper St. Clair. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Bethel Park, 11-17-22

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Tigers upended by Peters Township

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by Jonathan Spina

North Allegheny took the lead early, but ultimately fell 4-1 to the defending Penguins Cup champion Peters Township on Tuesday night at Printscape Arena in Washington County.

Luke Walkauskas scored the loan goal 6:29 into the first period. It was assisted by Evan Perrotte and Matt Irvin. Rylan Murphy made 29 saves.

The Tigers fall to 5-2 with 10 points and sit in third place in the PIHL AAA standings. Peters Township improves to 4-1 with 8 points in fourth place. North Allegheny will be back in action on Thursday, November 17 when they head to Bethel Park to take on the Black Hawks at 9 p.m.

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Peters Township, 11-8-22

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Tigers Win 4th Straight With 9-5 Triumph Over Panthers

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North Allegheny started fast and finished strong with four goals in the first and third periods, respectively, enroute to a 9-5 win against Upper St. Clair at the Ice Castle in the South Hills. Entering the game, the Panthers had allowed only nine goals in their first three games on the season. Following their matchup with the Tigers, the Panthers goals against total was doubled.

The Tigers buried the Panthers with an avalanche of goals in the opening stanza with markers from Lorenzo Colaizzi, Matt Irvin, Luke Evans and Luke Walkauskas for a 4-0 lead. Upper St. Clair scored four of the next five goals, trimming the NA advantage to 5-4 by the 3:36 mark of the third period.

While the Panthers cut it close, the Tigers answered back in the third period with four more goals to pull away for a 9-5 victory. Trey Gallo netted a pair of goals in the third, along with single goals from Walkauskas and Colin Ruffner. Colaizzi tallied NA’s lone marker in the second period. Irvin and Evan Perrotte dished out four assists each.

For Upper St. Clair, Ruffner and Aaron Starwiarski led the Panthers with two goals each. Stawiarski added three assists.

North Allegheny goalie Andrew Long earned the win with 28 saves. USC starting net minder Timothy Cottrill suffered the loss and stopped nine of 14 shots. Louis Liberatore entered the game in relief of Cottrill and didn’t fair much better, making only six saves on 10 shots faced.

With their fourth consecutive win, the Tigers improve to 5-1 on the season and are tied with Seneca Valley for first place with 10 points in the Class AAA standings. Upper St. Clair falls to 2-2 on the campaign. NA returns to action on Tuesday with a road game against the Peters Township Indians.

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Upper St. Clair, 11-3-22

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