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Garry brothers lead Wissahickon past Abington


COLMAR >> They’re a small roster with a ton of scoring.
In most of their games, the Trojans have had only 10 players skate, yet are averaging almost 10 goals per contest.
“The guys are pretty good about it. Most of them are in half-decent shape and they don’t mind playing every other shift,” Wissahickon coach Ken Harrington said of his squad.
In a match-up of the last two unbeaten teams in the Suburban High School Hockey League’s Varsity A Division, Wissahickon scored five goals in the first period and went on to a commanding 10-2 victory over Abington at Hatfield Ice Wednesday night.
The Garry brothers dominated for Wiss — Sean had a hat trick with two assists, Bryan had a hat trick with three assists, and Wiss skated to a zamboni-sized lead by the end of the first period.
“It’s a real confidence booster, knowing now that we’re the only undefeated team in the division,” Sean Garry said. “It gives us that confidence going into the next few games.”
Bryan Garry set up Sean for the game’s first goal, then Sean set up his brother for a 2-0 lead, and Wiss was on its way.
“We’ve been playing our whole lives together,” Sean said, “so we’ve been building up that chemistry throughout the years.”
Wissahickon (6-0, 6-0 in A Division) also played solid all around, out-shooting Abington (4-1, 3-1 in A Division) 43-28 and getting solid play from keeper Michael Henderson.
“We have solid ‘D’ and great goaltending,” Harrington said, “so we’ll see. The season is still young. There are some good teams out there.”
Wiss led 8-1 after two periods, and along with the pair of hat tricks from the Garry brothers, the Trojans got a pair of tallies from Daniel Glazer and one each from Matt Cade and Matt Harrington.
“Our goaltending is really good, our defense is starting to come together, and our offense,” Sean Garry said, “is probably the best in the league.”
Perry Carpenter and Gavin O’Donnell did the scoring for the Ghosts and Mason Large secured 33 saves on a busy night.
Abington skates against Plymouth-Whitemarsh Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Hatfield Ice and Wiss is in action again Dec. 8 against Lower Moreland at Bucks County Ice, starting at 6:50 p.m.



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