NA Late Comeback Spoiled in OT By Peters Township

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North Allegheny rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the third period to force overtime but Joey Wateska’s power play goal in the extra session propelled Peters Township to a 4-3 win over the Tigers at the Baierl Ice Complex on Thursday night.

Trailing 1-0 after one period, the Tigers knotted the score at 1-1 when Alex Dorsch tickled the twine at the 8:59 mark of the second period. The Dorsch goal was assisted by Gianni Lochiatto and Logan Cerqua.

The Indians surged ahead in the third period on back-to-back markers by Zach Palmieri and Camden Martin for a 3-1 lead with 7:05 left in regulation. Just 10 seconds later, NA answered back immediately on a goal by Ryan Jackman, assisted by Evan Kerber, trimming the deficit to 3-2. With only 2:16 left in the contest, Kerber tied the score at 3-3, assisted by Marc Joyson and Ravi Desai.

In overtime, a too many men on the ice penalty proved costly as Peters Township took advantage of the 4-on-3 power play and cashed in at the 2:26 mark of overtime thanks to Wateska’s heroics to steal away a 4-3 win for the Indians.

In net, Andrew Long made 22 saves for North Allegheny, while Kyle Thomas earned the win for Peters Township and made 33 saves.

North Allegheny drops to 8-3-1 and gains a point with the overtime loss, keeping the Tigers in second place in the Class AAA standings. Peters Township jumps into a tie with the Tigers for second place with an 8-4-1 record. North Allegheny returns to action on Thursday, Jan. 11 against neighborhood rival Pine-Richland at the Baierl Ice Complex. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Peters Township 1-4-24

Peters Township10214
North Allegheny01203