Glengarrians Barillaro, Besner contribute to Panthers NCAA hockey

Two county residents are skating for an American collegiate hockey this season, as Brandon Barillaro and Simon Besner have joined forces with the Plymouth State University Panthers, in New Hampshire.

Barillaro is a 5 ft. 9 in., 180 lb. forward who hails from Alexandria. Through four games, he’s he’s notched one assist in his first year with the Division III team.

A defenceman, Besner checks in at 6 ft. 1 in., 195 lb. He’s from North Lancaster and in his second season with the Panthers has chalked up a goal and an assist in three games thus far. His marker came last night, November 21, as the icing on the cake in a 5-3 victory over Worcester State.

Plymouth has a 3-2 record and is next scheduled to see action on the road Saturday versus UMass Dartmouth.

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Brandon Barillaro, left, and Simon Besner play NCAA hockey for the Plymouth State University Panthers. (submitted photo)
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