Tigers Win Title Game Rematch With Cathedral Prep, 5-2
In a rematch of last year’s PIHL Class AAA title game, the North Allegheny Tigers earned a measure of revenge with a 5-2 win over Cathedral Prep on Monday night. The victory snapped a 10-game unbeaten streak for the Ramblers. North Allegheny also defeated the Ramblers on November 15 by a 5-1 decision, which was the last time Prep lost a game prior to Monday night’s meeting with the Tigers.
North Allegheny was paced by senior forward Dawson Richard who posted two goals and two assists for a four-point night. It was Richard who scored the first goal of the game at the 8:22 mark of the opening period to give NA a 1-0 lead. The advantage was short-lived as Prep’s Jimmy Sturm evened the score to 1-1 just 18 seconds later. North Allegheny senior Steven Dietz gave the Tigers the lead back at 2-1 with a marker with 46 seconds remaining in the first period.
The only goal of the second period belonged to Richard on a power play tally that improved the Tigers lead to 3-1. In the final period, Cathedral Prep edged closer on an Alex Kowalis goal at the 5:59 mark to trim the score to 3-2. North Allegheny put the game away with two more goals in the third, one by Haden Shimko and another by Erik Chidester, to bring the score to its eventual final, 5-2, Tigers.
The shots were dead even at 23 apiece, but the Tigers received the better play in net from junior Ryan Heil who made 21 saves. Prep’s Brandon Dumas made 18 saves.
North Allegheny improves to 12-4-3 on the season and remains locked in second place in the Class AAA standings. Cathedral Prep sits in third place with a record of 10-6-3. The playoff-bound Tigers will play their regular season finale at home on Monday, February 20 against Pine-Richland.
Ice Hockey Summary vs. Cathedral Prep, 2-13-17
|SCORE BY PERIODS||1||2||3||FINAL|
Ice Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Cathedral Prep
|North Allegheny||Dawson Richard (Erik Chidester)||8:22|
|Cathedral Prep||Jimmy Sturm (Mike Dinner, Luke Moon)||8:40|
|North Allegheny||Steven Dietz (Cameron Zahn, Justin Kidd)||16:14|
|North Allegheny||Richard (Chidester) - PP||15:03|
|Cathedral Prep||Alexei Kowalis (Jacob Kruszewwski, Tyler Shchouchkoff)||5:59|
|North Allegheny||Haden Shimko (Cameron Zahn, Richard)||6:29|
|North Allegheny||Chidester (Richard, Kidd)||13:37|