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Prep Hockey: Barron on red alert in 'Stars' rout
Led by Josh Barron’s four goals, the Washington County Northstars blew Linganore out of the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex on Monday, 13-1. Barron wasted no time in making his presence known, earning a hat trick in the first period. Barron later scored with 2 seconds to go in the second period. He also had two assists. Linganore (2-7-1) got on the board with 9:08 left in the first on a Colin Maggi goal, but from there it was all Washington County. Drew Brooks led the second period with two goals while Travis Biggs and Michael DiMercurio each added one for a 7-1 lead heading into the third. “They’ve really been picking up the pieces and putting together good games, even with some players out,” said Northstars coach Jamie Blackwood. “Sean Kreps has been out with an illness along with a few other guys, but they’re still stepping up to play hard.” The third period was Arizona Zervas’ time as the senior forward came alive with a hat trick in the final frame. Brooks also registered a hat trick, scoring with 14:14 left in the game. “The last two state championships have really kept us going,” said Zervas. “We just want to keep playing to be the best team we can be. I have great teammates. Even when we’re not doing so well or dealing with injuries, we find a way to pick it up.” Biggs and DiMercurio each finished with two goals. Alimzhan Yakhuzov also scored for Washington County. “Overall they overachieve. They find ways to win. And tonight they played well for our guest, school superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox,” said Blackwood. “We’re still hoping the county will consider hockey for a varsity sport.” In action earlier Monday, the Northstars defeated Walt Whitman, 9-1.
By WILL ROBINSON
January 28, 2013