Boys’ hockey

Athletes of the Year

Brendan Collier

Division 1: Malden Catholic, Senior, F
The Catholic Conference co-MVP captained his Lancers to their second straight Super 8 title, notching a key goal in the final. With 26 goals and 39 assists, the Boston University-bound winger was the Division 1 leader in points and eclipsed the 150-point mark for his career.

Peter Cronin

Division 1: BC High, Junior, G
The junior netminder started every game for the Eagles the past two seasons and helped lead his team to the Super 8 final this year. A National Honor Society student, Cronin had four shutouts and posted a 1.97 goals-against average and .921 save percentage this season.

Ryan Fitzgerald

Division 1: Malden Catholic, Junior, F
For the second straight season the junior centered the top line on the state's top team, scoring 31 goals to go with 21 assists despite missing time with a shoulder injury. Fitzgerald has 144 career points and is committed to Boston College in 2013.

Sam Kurker

Division 1: St. John's Prep, Senior, F
Kurker scored 32 goals and had 32 assists as he led the Eagles to their second straight Super 8 appearance. Committed to play hockey at Boston University, the senior captain finished his high school career with 67 goals and 63 assists and was named Catholic Conference co-MVP.

Nicholas Markham

Division 2: St. Mary's, Senior, D
The senior captain guided the Spartans to their first Super 8 appearance, picking up Catholic Central MVP honors along the way. Markham had three goals and 15 assists this year, to finish his career with 12 goals and 35 assists. An honor roll student, he also plays golf and lacrosse.

Peter Sikalis

Division 1: Acton-Boxborough, Senior, D
The true definition of a work horse, Sikalis routinely logged 30-plus minutes of a ice time for the Colonials, earning him MVC/DCL All-Conference honors. The blue line captain had eight goals and 13 assists and finished his career with 27 goals and 38 helpers.


Nick Bertoni

Franklin, Senior, F
The Hockomock League MVP guided his Panthers to their second straight Division 2 South title. He scored 25 goals and had 15 assists as a senior captain and was named to his second Hockomock All-Star team. He will attend Fitchburg State next year.

Tommy Bishop

Chelmsford, Junior, F
The junior led the Merrimack Valley Conference/Dual County League with 55 points on the year (17 goals, 38 assists), earning him league MVP honors. Bishop, a two-time league all-star, will represent Team Massachusetts in the High School National Invitational Tournament.

Trevor Cimino

Burlington, Senior, F
With 21 goals and 25 assists, the senior led the Middlesex League in scoring and helped the Red Devils capture their first ever Division 1 state championship. A Middlesex League All-Star, Cimino intends to play in juniors or at a prep school.

David Cunningham

Belmont Hill, Senior, G
The senior goaltender finished the season with a .947 save percentage. He was named ISL MVP and to the All-New England team. He helped lead his team to three New England playoff appearances. He also was also ISL Offensive MVP in baseball.

Paul Curran

The Wildcats made their first trip to TD Garden thanks in large part to the efforts of Curran, who scored 24 goals and had 36 assists on the year. The Bay State (Herget) MVP finished his career with 112 points.

Kevin Emmerling

St. John's (Shrewsbury), Senior
In leading his Pioneers to their first Super 8 appearance in 10 years, Emmerling stood out as one of the most dangerous puck carriers in the state. With 26 goals and 30 assists, the senior captain hopes to continue his career with a Hockey East program.

Connor Fenton

Braintree, Senior, D
The senior captain led a defensive unit that allowed only 1.5 goals per game. Fenton's reputation as a shot-blocking defenseman helped earn him the Bay State (Carey) MVP. He notched three goals and seven assists.

James Gordon

Hingham, Senior, F
As a senior tri-captain, Gordon led the Harbormen in scoring with 21 goals and 19 assists. He helped his team earn a Super 8 berth and was one of only two players remaining from Hingham's 2010 title team. Gordon was named also chosen as the team MVP.

Conal Lynch

Boston Latin, Senior, F
Lynch was a catalyst in making the Wolfpack a yearly contender, finishing his career with 100 goals and 53 assists. He won the MVC/DCL Div. 2 MVP and earned league All-Star honors for the third time. He will attend Philips Andover.

Jake O'Rourke

Medway, Senior, F
The three-time Tri-Valley League All-Star paced the state with 44 goals, and led his Mustangs to a Division 3 EMass title. O'Rourke has also received Tri-Valley All-Star honors in golf and baseball and is looking to continue playing baseball in college.

Nick Pandelena

St. John's Prep, Senior, D
Pandelena brought a monster blue-line presence to the Eagles, utilizing his size, skill, and blinding slap shot to stand out as one the best at his position. The Globe's 2011 Division 1 Golfer of the Year will hit the links for Boston College next year.

Mike Pontarelli

St. Mark's, Junior, F
The junior right wing finished the season with 45 goals and 31 assists in 27 games. Led by Pontarelli, St. Mark's finished the regular season 16-9-3 and qualified for the NEPSAC postseason. He was also the team co-captain.

coach of the year

Bob Conceison

It was a banner year for Conceison, highlighted in the regular season by career win number 300 in January and a third league title. In guiding the Red Devils to the Garden for the fourth time, he capped the season with a Division 1 championship.

Mark Fontas

In two seasons at the helm Fontas has turned a six-win team into an 18-win contender, earning him MVC/DCL Division 3 coach of the year honors. The Buccaneers picked up the first league title in school history and made it to the Division 3 North final.

John McLean

Malden Catholic
With head coach Chris Serino unable to helm the team because of health concerns, McLean and his staff took Serino's players and vision, and led the Lancers to a 20-1-4 record, capturing their second consecutive Super 8 crown. McLean added, "It was a privilege to coach his team."

Steve Scanlon

Scanlon's Wildcats made their second trip to the Garden and walked away with the Division 2 title, the first in program history. In 21 years as coach of his alma mater Scanlon has amassed 264 victories. He is also coach of the boys' soccer team at Wilmington.


Atlantic Coast
Dennis-Yarmouth: Alex Dockham, Matthew Montalto, Joe Slovak. Falmouth: Nick Lineaweaver, Ben Taylor, Justin Taylor, Cyrus Wickersham, Zach Zaino. Marshfield: Mike Carbone, Kyle Moran, Chris Perry, Brennan Quackenbush. Nauset: Adam Huber. Plymouth North: Cody Holmes, Alex Rozak. Plymouth South: Joey Colbert, Brendon Sullivan, Bryan White, Gavin Yates. Sandwich: Drew Buckland.

Bay State
Braintree: Connor Fenton, Adam Kenney. Dedham: Jason Riley. Framingham: Jake McKinnon. Milton: Dan Curran, Paul Curran, Jay Hankard, Brian Higgins. Natick: Matt Kustra, Derek Kwok. Needham: Timmy Parlato, DJ Walsh. Norwood: Andrew Alty, Jordan Davis, Kyle Dolan, Peter Kelly. Wellesley: Ryan Cassidy, Andrew Volkman.

Big Three
Brockton: Matt Guillemette, Barry Kougias, Franco Massaro, Alex Radcliffe, Nick Seropian, Colin Weathers. Durfee: Ryan Levasseur, Alex Nestor, Ryan Nestor, Bryan Silva. New Bedford: Justin Ferreira, Quinn Indio.

Boston City
East Boston: Daniel Auch, Steven Considine, Sean O'Halloran. Latin Academy: Michael Moccia, Kevin Moran, Patrick Owens. O'Bryant: Jamie Higgins, Steven Vallante.

Cape Ann
Lynnfield: John Festa, Greg Meininger, Jeremy Young. Newburyport: Cam Roy. North Andover: Joey Daccord, Rick O'Connor. Pentucket: Sam Bomba. Triton: Derek Donley, Mike Fish, Nate Williamson.

Catholic Central
Archbishop Williams: Mike Sorenti. Arlington Catholic: Anthony Barry, Billy Cooke, Jon Luke Dee, Brian Goggin, Brendan O'Connell. Austin Prep: Zack Boudreau, Scott Corcoran, John Harty, Ryan Quinn, Nolan Vesey. Bishop Fenwick: Joe Shea. Lowell Catholic: Rick Cincotta, Dan Curran, Garret Martel, Will O'Neil, Griffin Reya, Joe Sartorelli. Marian: Zaven Bablouzian, Alex Buxbaum, Andrew Lewis, James Siciliano. Matignon: Ricky Canales. St. Bernard's: Brandon Ecklund, David Flynn, Liam O'Brien. St. Clement: Matt Mahoney, Sean Wrenn. St. Mary's: Tim Aylward, Jarrod Fitzpatrick, Bailey MacBurnie, Brendan Mageary, Nicholas Markham, Bobby Mullins, Cam O'Neill. Trinity Catholic: Sean Haugh.

Catholic Conference
BC High: Tom Besinger, Peter Cronin, Steve Deforge, Brian Furey, Bartley Regan, Matt Sullivan. Catholic Memorial: Jared Beckwith, Aaron Marcel, Jack O'Hear, Thomas Stanton. Malden Catholic: Brendan Collier, Casey Fitzgerald, Ryan Fitzgerald, Mike Iovanna, Colin MacGillivray, Ara Nazarian, Tyler Sifferlen, Brendan White. St. John's Prep: Sam Kurker, David Letarte, Nick Pandelena, Brian Pinho. Xaverian: Jack McClellan, Eddie Pratt.

Catholic West
St. John's (Shrewsbury): Kevin Emmerling.

Minuteman: Braeden Kerins, P.J Morin, Lucas Taylor. Nashoba Valley Tech: Matt Baril, Cam Carter, Kyle Greeley, Colin Marcin, Jay McGrath, Ryan McGrath. Northeast: Anthony Aresco, Cam Morgan. Rockport: Connor Douglass, Joe Ferrante, Colby Foster, Beau Gauthier, Mike Tupper. Shawsheen: Ryan Capraro, Mike DiGiorgio, Ronnie Popp, Tom Price, Joe Sodergren, Cory Suprey.

Eastern Athletic
Bishop Feehan: Matt Amato, Max Johnson. Bishop Stang: Ben Lloyd, Dan Magalhes. Coyle & Cassidy: Frank Cambria, Nick Cambria, Ryan Jones. Martha's Vineyard: Tyler Araujo, Tyson Araujo, Colby Gouldrup. Somerset Berkley: Evan Borge, Mitchell Chodkowski, Peter Mendonca.

Greater Boston
Everett: Brian Ramunno, Vinny Sottosanti. Medford: Brian Enos, Brett Mecrones, Derek Mecrones, Jon Nazzaro, Jake Porazzo. Somerville: Dan Camara, Charlie O'Leary.

Attleboro: Zack Dragun. Canton: Kurt Leavitt, Nick O'Connor. Foxborough: Aiden Campbell, Owen Campbell, Greg Stamatov. Franklin: Nick Bertoni, Adam Hall, Keith MacKay. King Philip: Chris Beck, Chris Boselli, Tanner Jensen. Mansfield: Jason Collins, Steve Folan, Eric Foley. North Attleborough: Ryan Burns. Oliver Ames: Jimmy Tierney. Stoughton: Larry Hixon.

Belmont Hill: David Cunningham, Terry Goguen, Carl Hesler, Joe McNamara, Mike Najjar. Brooks: Packy Jones, Mitch Nylen, Nick Potter. BB&N: Luke Griffin, Aidan Hartigan, Matt Pugh, Brian Rowland. Governor's Academy: Alex Minter, Ryan Scarfo, Bryan Sullivan. Groton: Mike Doherty, Chance MacDonald. Lawrence Academy: Matthew Baldino, Nathaniel Heilbron, Jacob Schecter, Devin Triangle, Tyler Whitney. Middlesex: Blake Cormier, Will Kreitler. Milton Academy: Rob O'Gara, Anthony Sabitsky. Nobles: Chris Calnan, Andrew Doane, Adam Gilmour, Phil Sciretta. Rivers: Ryan Colena, George Crowley, Patrick Young. Roxbury Latin: Dylan Cleary. St. George's: Scotty Allen, Jimmy Ferretti. St. Mark's: Nick Buly, Mike Pontarelli. St. Paul's: Josh Dickman, Michael Pinios, Brad Smelstor. St. Sebastian's: Brendan Burke, Danny O'Regan. Thayer: Lincoln Griffin, Jay Mathews.

Blue Hills: Austin Carrel, Josh Edwards, Nick Edwards, Nick Roche. Diman: Matt Costa, Jake Pickering, Glen Souza. Nantucket: Jack Moran, Cody Perry. South Shore Voc-Tech: James Crockett. Southeastern: Matt Rozenburg. Tri-County: TJ Dalzell.

Merrimack Valley/Dual County
Acton-Boxborough: Andrew Loblundo, Tyler McKelvie, Peter Sikalis. Andover: Liam Centrella, Colby Gilbert. Bedford: Anthony Lespasio, Anthony Tomao. Billerica: Jack Jenkins. Boston Latin: Brian Forgione, Conal Lynch. Central Catholic: Ryan Daigle, Jake Donahue, Kyle Williams. Chelmsford: Tommy Bishop, Dave Dedonato. Concord-Carlisle: Brendan Harrington, Mike O'Brien. Dracut: Matt Lee. Haverhill: Jack Franklin, Tom Maguire. Lincoln-Sudbury: Kyle Anderson, Colin DeFrancesco, Jordan Dow, Erik Kessler, Owen Maron, Shane Sefton. Lowell: Andrew Giroux, Rory O'Connor. Methuen: Cam Aleksa, Matt Bauchman, Cam Conway, TJ Gannon. Newton South: Peter Block, Tucker Marr. Tewksbury: PJ Mugford, Derek Petti. Waltham: Chris McGuire. Wayland: Evan Barber, Peter Orlandella. Westford: Matthew Brett, Patrick Houghton, Cam MacDonald. Weston: Matt Cowgill.

Middlesex (Large)
Arlington: John Lepore, Luke Tremblay. Lexington: Chris Shaw. Reading: Evan Morelli. Winchester: Scott Carson, Mark Martinetti, Alex Sharp. Woburn: Daniel Holland, Jake Secatore, Casey Shea.

Middlesex (Small)
Burlington: Joe Berardi, Trevor Cimino, Derek DeCastro. Wakefield: Dan Cardillo, Joe Cerullo, Kevin Doherty. Watertown: Mike Busconi. Wilmington: Brian Pickett.

Hingham: James Gordon.

Beverly: Andrew Irving, Connor Irving. Danvers: Peter Marshall, Joe Strangie. Lynn Classical: Kevin Devine, John Finnigan. Revere: RJ Tiorano. Salem: Brett Harring. Saugus: Nick Hegarty. Swampscott: Gino Cresta, Trevor Massey. Winthrop: Chris Leblanc.

South Coast
Apponequet: Derek Clancy, Cody Gavin. Bourne: Connor Hanley, William Humfryes, Beau LaFlamme. Dighton-Rehoboth: Adam Ferreira. Greater New Bedford: Adam Carvalho, Matthew Costa. Old Rochester: Tim Kelleher, Max Sherman. Wareham: Justin Sumner.

South Shore
Abington: TJ Antonetti, Barry Cashman, Kevin Quinlan, Mike Walsh. Cohasset: Vinny Calorio, Chris Carpenter, John Collins, Alex Evans, Jamie Faber, Sean McKenna. East Bridgewater: Zack Hamilton. Harwich: Joe Patterson. Hull: Dallas Ditullio, Matt Farell. Mashpee: Jorgen Danielsen, Sean Foley, Taylor Nickerson. Norwell: James Daly, Craig Freehill, Pat Hathaway, Nick Roberts, David Talanian. Rockland: Tim Daggett, John Mulready, Andy Reardon, Kevin Sheehan, Trevor Trudeau.

Ashland: Chris Curtis, Curran Merrill. Bellingham: Tyler Colacchio. Dover-Sherborn: Jared Spence. Holliston: Tyler Perry, Max Turcotte. Hopkinton: Mike Decina. Medfield: John Buchanan, Ben Cox, Matt Crowell, Connor Roddy. Medway: Nick DeCristoforo, Mike Narducci, Jake O'Rourke. Westwood: Brandon Dalton.