Tigers Upended By Central Catholic, 4-3

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In a battle for first place in Class AAA, the Central Catholic Vikings staved off a third-period rally by North Allegheny for a 4-3 win on Tuesday night. The Vikings jump into first place with 18 points in the standings. The Tigers slip into a second-place tie with Seneca Valley with 17 points.

Central Catholic’s Ryan Kingerski netted two goals, including one power play goal, to help the Vikings build a three-goal lead. Kingerski’s second goal of the night came just 53 seconds into the third period to put the Vikings ahead, 4-1.

North Allegheny began to rally late in the period when Tyler Wilson scored a power player marker, assisted by Tyler Duderstadt and Erik Chidester, to pull NA to within 4-2 with 4:37 remaining. Chidester added a goal with 2:48 to play, assisted by John Parks, to bring the score to 4-3. However, the Tigers could come no closer as the Vikings held off NA for the win.

Central Catholic goalie Nathaniel Cava made 32 saves to earn the win. NA goalie Ryan Heil stopped 23 of 27 shots on net.

North Allegheny falls to 8-3-1 on the season following the loss. Central Catholic improves to 9-3. The Tigers hope to bounce back on Thursday night with a meeting against the Seneca Valley Raiders. Opening faceoff is slated for 9:00 p.m.

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Central Catholic, 1-3-17

North Allegheny0123
Central Catholic1214

Ice Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Central Catholic

Central CatholicRyan Haag (Jacob Kingerski)11:16
Central CatholicRyan Kingerski (Haag)4:04
North AlleghenyDawson Richard (John Parks, Erik Chidester)4:59
Central CatholicJacob Kingerski (Haag, Jake Tepe) - PP6:35
Central CatholicJacob Kingerski (Jacob Bon, Brian Freyvogel)0:53
North AlleghenyTyler Wilson (Tyler Duderstadt, Chidester) - PP12:23
North AlleghenyChidester (Parks)14:12