Thursday, June 28, 2007

Alpena's Barron off to UMass-Boston

Veteran Alpena IceDiggers forward Zach Barron has committed to UMass-Boston, a Division III school, for the upcoming season.

Barron, 19, spent two seasons in Alpena and was a part of IceDiggers history when he scored the game-winner in a 2-1 overtime win against Traverse City in the team's first regular-season game in Alpena at Northern Lights Arena.

The St. Louis native played in 112 games during his two years scoring 15 goals while adding 26 assists for 41 points. Barron also has 161 penalty minutes.

"I am very happy for Zach and his family," said Alpena coach-GM Kenny Miller. "He worked hard last year to receive this chance and I am confident he will make the most of this opportunity. Zach will step in and help his new team right away."

Barron joins Ricardo Yesue (Wisconsin-River Falls), Korey O'Brien (Wisconsin-Stevens Point), Justin Stadler (Adrian) and Chris Hendrickson (Finlandia) as member of last year's team to move onto the D-III level.

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