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Huntingtown 12, Northern 4
The Hurricanes (11-8 overall) moved on to the Maryland Student Hockey League’s state playoffs after scoring six first-period goals in a rout of Northern in the 2A Southern Conference championship game on Friday at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf.
Huntingtown, which earned the fourth seed in the state playoffs, faced Oakdale from Frederick County, the fifth seed, in a play-in game on Tuesday night, too late for inclusion into this edition.
The Hurricanes wasted no time jumping out to an early lead over the previously-unbeaten Patriots as they poured in all six goals in the first stanza.
Northern scored four of the next six goals, but the Hurricanes scored the last four goals of the game to stymie any hopes of a Patriots rally.
Huntingtown received six points from Tyler Sullivan (2 goals, 4 assists) and five points from Patrick Laiosa (3 goals, 2 assists).
Ben Camilletti added two goals and two assists and an Jason Merewitz scored twice and assisted once. Robert and John Hand each had a goal and an assist to lead the Hurricanes, who saw 14 of 16 players record at least a point.
Goalie Kody Powers made 24 saves in goal.
Northern was led by Michael Carr, who had two goals and an assist, while Michael Santiago added a goal and an assist. Zach Keisu scored once and Willie Bennett added an assist while James Layman made 23 saves in the Northern goal.
The two teams combined for 46 minutes in penalties.
The Patriots had won the previous meeting between the two rivals, an 8-6 thriller over the Hurricanes on Jan. 11.