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Our MIAA boys' hockey All-State Team

3/28/2013

FIRST LINE
All-StateF - Liam Coughlin, Sr., Catholic Memorial

Finished third among all Division 1 players in scoring, while leading the Knights back to the Super 8 for the first time since 2009-10. The South Boston native put up 28-20-48 totals, tied for first among Catholic Conference scorers this season.

All-StateF - Ara Nazarian, Soph., Malden Catholic

ESPN Boston’s Mr. Hockey award winner this season, Nazarian had 26-22-48 totals for the regular season, along with nine goals and five assists during the Super 8 tournament for the three-time defending champions. The Boxford resident and center is the first underclassman to win the Mr. Hockey award.

All-StateF – Brian Pinho, Sr., St. John’s Prep

The Providence College commit led the Eagles to a No. 1 seed in this year’s Super 8 tournament. The North Andover resident compiled 12-24-36 totals this season and, in January, was ranked No. 117 among North American skaters in the NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings.

All-StateD – Casey Fitzgerald, Soph., Malden Catholic

The North Reading resident earned his second Super 8 title with the Lancers, playing on all defensive units and is one of two players making a second-straight appearance on our All-State team. The Boston College commit had 5-17-22 totals on the season and recently was accepted in the United States National Team Development Program’s U-17 team.

All-StateD – Matt Foley, Sr., Springfield Cathedral

The two-way blue-liner finished third on the Panthers in scoring with 10-16-26 totals this year while leading them to another Super 8 apperance. A Longmeadow resident, the captain is deciding among prep schools for next year, as well as offers to play in college.

All-StateG – Peter Cronin, Sr., BC High

The only repeating First-Team All-Stater this year, Cronin finished in the top five among Division 1 netminders in both goals against average (1.40) and save percentage (94.6) while starting all 23 of the Eagles’ games. He is currently considering colleges among playing opportunities at the prep school and junior levels.

SECOND LINE
All-StateF – Tom Besinger, Jr., BC High

The Eagles’ top center and captain was force to reckon with in the circle, in addition to leading the Eagles with 35 points (10 goals and a team-best 25 assists).

All-StateF – Cam Owens, Sr., Wilmington

Finished his high school career with back-to-back Division 2 state championships. Owens racked up 30 points, playing alongside All-State honorable mention Brendan McDonough. Owens is currently weighing prep and junior options for next year.

All-StateF – Nolan Vesey, Sr., Austin Prep

The senior captain led the Cougars back to the Super 8 for the first time since the 2009-10 season and all the way to a finals appearance at the Garden. Vesey led AP in goals (18) and points (31) while kicking in 13 assists.

All-StateD – Nick Gorski, Sr., Central Catholic

A player who head coach Mike Jankowski repeatedly called his “most improved player” since freshman year, the Raiders captain played on all units, leading Central to another Super 8 appearance.

All-StateD – Jack Williams, Sr. Springfield Cathedral

A major component to perhaps the state’s best blue-line core, Williams did a little bit of everything for the Panthers, including playing forward on power-play units. The Suffield, Conn. resident tallied four goals and 19 assists for 23 points. He is currently weighing his playing options for next season.

All-StateG – Colin Soucy, Jr., Central Catholic

The break-out star of this year’s Super 8 tournament, Soucy nearly delivered the Raiders to a quarterfinal-round upset of No. 1 seed St. John’s Prep in his first year as Central’s starting netminder.

Best of the Rest – Honorable Mention

Forwards

Tyler Bird, Jr., St. John’s Prep

Tommy Bishop, Sr., Chelmsford

Matt Brazel, Jr., Hingham

Brian Brooks, Jr., Canton

Mike Carbone, Sr., Marshfield

Bobo Carpenter, Soph., Austin Prep

A.J. Couto, Sr., Danvers

Ben Cox, Sr., Medfield

Peter Crinella, Soph., Springfield Cathedral

Cam Curley, Sr., Franklin

Sam D’Antuono, Jr., Hingham

Jordan Dow, Sr., Lincoln-Sudbury

Josh Edwards, Sr., Blue Hills

Brendan Greene, Jr., Winchester

C.J. Grinnell, Sr., Burlington

Marc Happy, Jr., Wachusett

Lloyd Hayes, Jr., Central Catholic

Kevin Hock, Frosh., Catholic Memorial

Mike Iovanna, Sr., Malden Catholic

Andrew Irving, Sr., Beverly

Connor Irving, Jr., Beverly

Ryan Jones, Sr., Coyle-Cassidy

Jack Kilty, Sr., Medway

Pat Kramer, Soph., BC High

Tom Koopman, Jr., Marblehead

Matt Kustra, Sr., Natick

Brendan McDounough, Jr., Wilmington

Anthony Lespasio, Sr., Bedford

Jack O’Hear, Sr., Catholic Memorial

Derek Petti, Sr., Tewksbury

Eddie Pratt, Sr., Xaverian

Nolan Redler, Jr., Winchester

Tyler Sifferlen, Jr., Malden Catholic

Mike Sorenti, Jr., Archbishop Williams

Sean Spohr, Sr., Westfield

Max Turcotte, Sr., Holliston

Max Willman, Sr., Barnstable

Defense

Matt Burchill, Sr., Marshfield

Derek Butler, Jr., Natick

John Carlson, Jr., Hingham

Adam Crowley, Jr., Burlington

Nick Edwards, Jr., Blue Hills

Sean Heelan, Sr., Catholic Memorial

Kurt Leavitt, Sr., Canton

Bryan Nelson, Soph., St. John’s (Shrewsbury)

Nick Rolli, Jr., Malden Catholic

Ryan Shea, Frosh, BC High

Sam Topham, Sr., BC High

Goaltenders

Tim Birarelli, Soph., Beverly

Alex Buckley, Sr., Newburyport

Brandon Collett, Frosh., Catholic Memorial

Jordan Davis, Sr., Norwood

Derek DeCastro, Sr., Burlington

Drew Foley, Jr., Wilmington

Nolan Greene, Jr., North Quincy

Elijah Harris, Soph., Austin Prep

John Liquori, Jr., Springfield Cathedral

Al Lynch, Jr., Framingham

Evan Morelli, Sr., Reading

James Offner, Soph., Winchester

Nick Russo, Sr., Waltham

Jimmy Tierney, Soph., Oliver Ames