First Period Flurry Paces NA Past Rams In Season Opener

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North Allegheny bombarded Pine-Richland with a three-goal first period on its way to a 5-1 opening night victory over the Rams on Monday night. The Tigers began the 2014-2015 season in grand fashion, blowing open the game early behind goals from William Rahenkamp, Joseph Zappia III, and Nathan Taylor.

North Allegheny increased the lead to 4-0 at the 11:26 mark of the second period when Dominick Zangaro cashed in on a power play following a hooking penalty on PR’s Spencer Smith. The Rams scored their only marker of the night on a power play goal by Nate Carnovale with less than 3:55 left in the second period to cut the score to 4-1.  North Allegheny capped the scoring in the waning minutes of the game on an Erik Chidester goal to bring the final score to 5-1, Tigers.

North Allegheny outshot the Rams, 37-27, and junior goalie Joseph Hubert had a fine night by making 26 saves. Pine-Richland’s Isaac Stephen made 32 saves in a losing effort.

The Tigers open the season with a 1-0 record while Pine-Richland falls to 0-1. North Allegheny will enjoy the win for a week before hosting the Penn-Trafford Warriors at the Warrendale BladeRunners next Monday night.  The puck drops at 8:30 pm.

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 10-6-14

GAME SUMMARY    
SCORE BY PERIODS123FINAL
North Allegheny3115
Pine-Richland0101

Ice Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Pine-Richland

INDIVIDUAL STATS   
FIRST PERIOD
North AlleghenyWilliam Rahenkamp (Michael Kramer)4:44
North AlleghenyJoseph Zappia III (Christian Louria)12:58
North AlleghenyNathan Taylor (Kramer)16:07
SECOND PERIOD
North AlleghenyDominick Zangaro (Zappia, Erik Chidester) - PP11:26
Pine-RichlandNate Carnovale (Matt Cole, Spencer Smith) - PP13:05
THIRD PERIOD
North AlleghenyChidester (Zangaro)15:22