NA Falls To Peters Township
The North Allegheny ice hockey team dropped a 7-3 decision to the Peters Township Indians on Thursday night at the Baierl Ice Complex in Warrendale.
In a fast-paced first period, the Indians opened the scoring on a goal by senior Gavin Dabkowski at the 7:23 mark for a 1-0 lead. The Tigers evened the score at 1-1 when sophomore Trey Gallo sent a headman pass to senior Aaron Mark for a breakaway goal, his second of the season, at the 9:34 mark of the period.
The deadlock didn’t last long, however, as Bray Sehnert gave Peters Township the lead back less than a minute later with his second goal of the season. The Indians increased their advantage to 3-1 on a marker by Dylan McElhinney with 2:50 remaining in the opening stanza.
Making his first varsity start, North Allegheny sophomore goalie Rylan Murphy settled into the game and made seven of his 22 saves in a scoreless second period.
With Murphy keeping the Tigers within striking distance, North Allegheny stormed out of the gates in third period. Gallo put an immediate shot on net that was initially saved by goalie Aaron Symons. However, the rebound floated in front of the crease and was batted out of the air and into the PT net by sophomore Austin Peterson just 26 seconds into the period, trimming the score to 3-2, Peters Township. With two assists on the evening, Gallo was a sparkplug for the Tigers on offense and defense, earning Wright Automotive Player of the Game honors.
At the 4:47 mark of the third period, a Peters Township penalty gave North Allegheny a power play and seemingly continued the Tigers momentum. Instead, a turnover in the offensive zone led to a shorthanded goal by John Camp on a breakaway and a 4-2 Indians lead 5:54 of the third. From that point, the pendulum had swung toward Peters Township as the visitors scored three more times to pull away for a 7-3 win. Austin Malley, Sehnert and Christian Biscardo all scored goals for the Indians down the stretch. North Allegheny’s final goal was scored by Evan Kaminski, assisted by Hunter Corna and Luke Collinear.
Symons made 26 saves on 29 shots to earn the victory for Peters Township.
Following Thursday’s outcome, North Allegheny falls to 1-1 overall, while Peters Township improves to 2-0 on the young season. The Tigers look to bounce back on Monday night with a home date with the Upper St. Clair Panthers. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.
Ice Hockey Summary vs. Peters Township, 11-12-20
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