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by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Fans choose Huntingtown vs. Northern for Capitals High School Game of the Week

Huntingtown and Northern high schools have been selected by fan voting for the third Capitals High School Game of the Week. This was by far the most contested vote, as this matchup won by just over one percent. Teams, family, friends and fans were given the opportunity to choose between six different matchups spanning three leagues in the area. This will be the second game featuring teams from the Maryland Student Hockey League. The Capitals will be covering the event and the team’s mascot Slapshot, along with the Red Rockers, will be in attendance. The game will take place on Friday, Jan. 11, at the Capital Clubhouse at 5 p.m.

Stone Bridge (6-0-0) maintained their high scoring despite their lowest margin of victory in a 7-1 win over Oakton (Dec. 16). Stone Bridge players Trevor Mack, Cade Groton and Chris Berry remain in the top-5 in points for the league; Mack is currently the highest scoring player in the league. Briar Woods is riding a four-game win streak with both 10- and 11-goal games on record. Briar Woods forward Justin Plumhoff is tied for third in the league with 11 goals.

Spalding beat Calvert Hall on Dec. 13, pushing their record to 2-1-0, with their one loss being to first place Gonzaga. Gonzaga has not played since their 7-0 win over Spalding (Dec. 6). Ryan Dieter maintains his top spot in points with seven (five assists).

2012 Purple Puck Tournament
Gonzaga high school came close to repeating as Purple Puck champions. Competing in the Prep League, Gonzaga suffered a 2-1 loss to St. Ignatius of Ohio. St. Ignatius went 4-1 in the tournament and recorded two of the four shutouts in competition.

Team Nova won the Varsity division with a victory over Chantilly. Team Nova was comprised of local high schools, such as Bishop O’Connell, South County, W.T. Woodson and Bishop Ireton.

This week will feature a face-off between the first and second place teams in the Southern Division. Northern is 5-0 while Huntington sits a 5-5. Northern has scored at least 14 goals in their previous three games while Huntingtown hasn’t registered a goal in their previous three games, but they have recorded two double-digit goal totals this season. Easton shut out Queen Anne’s County on Dec. 5 and followed that up with a 13-0 win over Dulaney (Jan. 3). The highest scoring game in the league so far took place on January 4 between Glenelg and Howard. The final was 13-10 in favor in Glenelg, despite Howard scoring three goals in one minute during the third period.

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