NA Wins Sixth Straight Ahead Of Showdown With Peters Twp
North Allegheny continued its second-half surge last night with an 8-2 victory over the Butler Golden Tornado. The win was the Tigers’ sixth in a row and pulls NA to within three points of first-place Peters Township in the Class AAA standings, setting up a showdown with the Indians next week at Southpointe.
For the second straight game, sophomore William Carr netted a hat trick for the Tigers. Carr’s first goal tied the game at 1-1 with 56 seconds remaining in the first period.
In the second period, John Parks struck just 32 seconds in and Erik Chidester made it 3-1, Tigers, with a goal at the 3:38 mark of the period. Butler managed to trim the NA lead to 3-2 on a power play goal by Connor Scott midway through the second, but Carr and Steven Dietz tallied back-to-back markers to send the Tigers into intermission with a 5-2 advanatage.
The third period was dominated by North Allegheny as Carr, Dawson Richard and Jesse Zahn all scored to put Butler away in an 8-2 triumph. Tigers net minder Joseph Hubert made 20 saves, while Butler goalie Zachary Schnur stopped 18 of 26 shots.
North Allegheny improves to 10-4-1 overall, while Butler dips to 8-6-1. The Tigers visit Peters Township on Tuesday with a 7:00 pm opening faceoff.
Ice Hockey Summary vs. Butler, 1-26-16
|SCORE BY HALVES||1||2||3||FINAL|
Ice Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Butler
|Butler||Ben Rodgers (Brendan Ackelson, Christopher Martin)||1:05|
|North Allegheny||William Carr||16:04|
|North Allegheny||John Parks (Matthew Heil, Erik Chidester)||0:32|
|North Allegheny||Chidester (Parks)||3:38|
|Butler||Connor Scott (Jonathan Fair, Trevor Gilliland) - PP||6:38|
|North Allegheny||Carr (Dawson Richard, Bernardo Vieira)||11:29|
|North Allegheny||Steven Dietz (Carr, Heil)||14:22|
|North Allegheny||Richard (Vieira)||2:04|
|North Allegheny||Jesse Zahn (Dietz)||16:15|