Knights Tie Andover in Hockey Showdown
Andover and North Andover skated to a 4-4 tie yesterday in a holiday weekend matinee.
In a holiday weekend matinee game, the Andover High School Warriors and Scarlet Knights of North Andover played an dramatic game at Merrimack College that went down to the wire.
The North Andover High hockey team started off the season 6-0-1 but after a 4-4 tie against Andover yesterday, they haven’t found the win column in their last three games.
The Knights and Warriors tied 4-4 in a game full of momentum and emotional swings.
North Andover was up 2-1 at the end of the first 20 minutes of play before Andover tied things up in the second.
Tied at two going into the third, each team potted a pair in a thrilling third that saw the teams knotted at four by period’s end.
For the Knights, Nick Pino, Tristan Stewart, Dan Rivet, and Cody Aponas all scored. For Andover, Matt McIver and Kyle Wakefield each scored a pair.
Dan McLaughlin made 29 saves off 33 shots on goal. North Andover sophomore Joey Daccord made 20 saves off the 24 shots that he saw.
With the tie, Andover’s record now sits at 3-3-2 while North Andover is currently 6-2-3.
North Andover retakes the ice tomorrow night when they host Beverly at 8pm. Meanwhile, the Warriors host Haverhill on Wednesday night at 8pm.