2001 St Margarets Fall Face-Off - Semi-Final
Posted by Jeff Mauro on Oct 08 2001 at 05:00PM PDT
North Allegheny defeats Pine Richland ! North Allegheny and Pine Richland took the ice in the St Margarets FALL FACEOFF Semi-Final, both coming off impressive opening game victories. NA shutout Shaler 3-0 and the Rams overwhelmed Penn Hills 9-2. For the first period and a half the game see-sawed into a 3-3 tie. Then Tim Ward walked out of the corner and beat Ram keeper Dan Gazzo on a partial screen by NJ Evanovich to put the Tigers on top. Then Pine Richland received a golden opportunity when NA was down two men at 4:56 remaining in the period. The Tigers came up big on the penalty killing and never let PR get established. Ward then tallied again with only 1:26 remaining to break PR's back. The teams traded goals in the final period as North Allegheny advanced to the St Margarets final for the second time in three years including 1999 when it faced Seneca Valley.
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