By Marcus Stone
For the Williamson Source
Four teams with ties will play where the professionals play Tuesday as the Greater Nashville Area Hockey League takes over Bridgestone Arena.
The combination team of Franklin and Oakland High School open the night against the combo squad of Independence and Summit High School with a faceoff at 6 p.m.
Franklin/Oakland (2-11-0) has 4 points and is at the bottom of Tier 2 while Indy/Summit (1-10-2) also has 4 points and is at the bottom of Tier 3.
Scoring has been hard for both squads as their top scorers find themselves in the bottom half of their tier rankings.
Joshua Vysoky (3 goals, 4 assists) and John Clarke (4 goals, 2 assists) rank 16th and 17th Tier 2 for Franklin/Oakland.
Preston Scott (3 goals, 4 assists) and Daniel Taylor (5 goals, 1 assist) rank 28th and 29th in Tier 3 for Indy/Summit.
The 8 p.m. faceoff at Bridgestone Arena features a Tier 1 matchup between Brentwood (9-3-0) and Centennial (5-8-0).
Brentwood is in second place in the tier as their 19 points is two behind frontrunner Ravenwood. Centennial is tied with Montgomery Bell Academy in fourth place with 10 points.
Both these squads have more firepower so expect a higher-scoring affair. Bruins Spencer Pennisi (7 goals, 10 assists) and Matthew Isbell (9 goals, 8 assists) are tied for eighth in Tier 1 with 17 points. Cougar Dakota Davis (12 goals, 3 assists) is not far behind with 15 points.
The remainder of area teams in action Tuesday are listed below.
Father Ryan (4-8-1) vs. Tennessee Outlaws (8-4-1) 6 p.m. at Ford-South
Ensworth/FRA (5-8-0) vs. Blackman/Stewarts Creek (7-5-0) 6:30 p.m. at Ford-North
Station Camp/Beech (3-9-1) vs. Lipscomb/BA (3-9-1) 6:45 p.m. at A-Game
Ravenwood (10-2-1) vs. Hendersonville (9-4-0) 7:40 p.m. at Sportsplex
Mt. Juliet/Wilson Central (8-4-1) vs. Hume Fogg/Page (6-6-1) 8:15 p.m. at Ford-North