EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 13, 2012

Central, Pinkerton vie for hockey titles


The Eagle-Tribune

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Andover

2011-12 season: 10-8-3, lost in Division 1 North first round

Returning lettermen: Scott Campbell, Sr., forward; Chas Heseltine Sr., defense; Dan McLaughlin, Sr., goalie; Tyler Weeks, Sr., forward; Colby Gilbert, Sr., goalie; Justin Brosnan, Sr., forward; Brett Coneeny, Sr., forward; Nathaniel Spellacy, Sr., forward; Steven Castaldo, Sr., defense; Danny Keenan, Sr., forward; Jack Wilkie, Jr., defense; Mark Campbell, Soph., forward; Ryan LaCroix, Soph., goalie; Will Sauerbrunn, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Andrew Eriksen, Sr., defense; Conor O’Reilly, Jr., forward; Brad Durling, Jr., forward; Trevor Parvin, Jr., defense; Cam Burton, Soph., defense; Brian Sargent, Soph., forward; Zach Walker, Soph., forward; Conor Silk, Soph., forward; Sean Enright, Frosh., forward

Captains: Scott Campbell, Tyler Weeks, Colby Gilbert

Candidates: 57

Returning leaders: Scott Campbell 16 goals, Colby Gilbert 2 shutouts

Returning honorees: Scott Campbell, MVC-DCL I All-Star, Colby Gilbert MVC-DCL I All-Star

Assistants: Stephen Neil, Phil Bracy, Peter Loring

Fast fact: No question, defenseman Chas Heseltine can hit. He was the No. 2 tackler on the MVC Division 1 champion football team. ... Nathaniel Spellacy was a key contributor to the baseball team last spring (.302, 12 runs). ... Colby Gilbert broke out with a 24-save shutout of Super 8 semifinalist Central Catholic last season. ... Andover is ranked No. 23 in ESPNBoston’s preseason statewide poll.

Coach Mike Ciarletta (2nd year, 10-8-3): “Scott Campbell and Tyler Weeks lead the way up front. We are definitely looking for them to score. Brett Coneeny has also improved a lot at center. Colby (Gilbert) played really well down the stretch last season, but Dan McLaughlin will also play in net.”

Central Catholic

2011-12 season: 15-5-5, lost in Super 8 semifinals

Returning lettermen: Mike Kelleher, Sr., forward; Ross Webber, Sr., forward; Nick Gorski, Sr., defense; Derek Vaillancourt, Sr., defense; Justin Pimentel, Sr., defense; Corey Webber, Jr., forward; Kevin Regan, Jr., forward; Lloyd Hayes, Jr., forward; Alex Lester, Jr., forward; Zack Cote, Jr., forward; Conrad Jepson, Jr., defense; Zach Coffey, Soph., forward; Christian Thompson, Soph., forward; Sean Holly, Soph., defense

Promising newcomers: Nick Bradley, Jr., defense; Cam Smith, Jr., defense; Colin Soucy, Jr., goalie; Dan MacDonald, Soph., goalie; Joe Pierro, Soph., goalie; Billy Stahley, Soph., forward; David Sheehan, Soph., forward; Eric Robbins, Soph., forward; Chad Thompson, Frosh., forward; Larry Galasso, Frosh., defense; Ben Zargaj, Frosh., goalie

Captains: Nick Gorski, rotating assistants

Candidates: 100

Returning leaders: Mike Kelleher 13 goals, Lloyd Hayes 12 goals, Zack Cote 9 goals, Alex Lester 7 goals

Returning honorees: Lloyd Hayes, Zack Cote, Alex Lester and Nick Gorski, MVC-DCL 1 All-Stars

Assistants: Kim Brambold, Tom Ford, Scott Manty, Aaron Crear

Fast fact: Last year Central was the first local team to make the semifinals in the 22-year history of the Super 8 tourney. ... Mike Kelleher was spectacular in the Super 8, scoring three goals in the play-in round and at least one in each of their next three tourney games. ... Starting goalie Colin Soucy returns to the Raiders after playing junior hockey for the Valley Junior Warriors last season. He played JV for the Raiders as a freshman. Central is ranked No. 7 in ESPNBoston’s preseason statewide poll and Mike Kelleher is preseason second-team All-State.....

Coach Mike Jankowski (12th year, 141-85-33): “We have a nice core of players. Mike Kelleher really leads the way on offense, but it is balanced. Nick Gorski leads a strong defensive group. We are really thrilled to have Colin Soucy back. He has been playing great.”

haverhill

2011-12 season: 2-18, didn’t make tourney

Returning lettermen: Scott Farley, Sr., defense; Dylan Cody, Sr., forward; Ian Malone, Sr., forward; Tom Maguire, Jr., forward; Austin Phillips, Jr., defense; Matt Arena, Jr., forward; Bryan Bellemore, Jr., forward; Richie Davis, Jr., defense; John Psehoyas, Jr., forward; Zach Grundy, Jr., goalie; Max Walden, Jr., forward; Josh Goldstein, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Robbie Budds, Soph., defense; Kyle Gosselin, Frosh., forward; Mike Gleason, Frosh, goalie; Eric Michitson, Frosh., defense

Captains: Scott Farley, Tom Maguire

Candidates: 39

Returning leaders: Tom Maguire 7 goals

Returning honorees: Tom Maguire, MVC-DCL 2 All-Star

Assistants: Sean Gleason; Mike Lane, goalies; Rich Hassel, JV

Fast fact: Spike Sprague stepped down after a 2-18 season. In his most recent five-year stint, the Hillies went 24-69-6. Overall, he coached the Brown and Gold 13 years with a 73-157-20 record. ... New coach Joe Roberts, who was the Hillie captain in the 1984-85 season, was Sprague’s assistant. His two brothers and his son were also Hillie captains. New assistant coach Sean Gleason played hockey at Haverhill (class of 1981). He is the father of 6-foot-2 freshman goalie Mike Gleason. ... Tom Maguire starred as a receiver/defensive back/kick returner for the football team.

Coach Joe Roberts (1st year): “Tommy Maguire leads the way on defense. He is a dangerous scorer. He’ll be on the top line with (Josh) Goldstein and (Matt) Arena. Scott Farley (6-4 co-captain) is our leader and top defenseman. He is a physical presence and has a really good defense. Richie Davis is also an anchor back there. The goalie job is Zach Grundy’s to lose, but Mike Gleason can really play too.”

Methuen

2011-12 season: 10-8-3, lost in Division 2 North first round

Returning lettermen: Matt Bauchman, Sr., forward; Jordan Blatti, Sr., forward; Brandon Blum, Sr., defense; T.J. Gannon, Sr., defense; Tom Moore, Sr., defense; Ryan Bradley, Jr., forward; Tom Couture, Jr., defense; Brandon Karmelowicz, Jr., forward; Dylan Yameen, Jr., defense; Nick Yameen, Jr., forward; Ryan Cioffi, Jr., forward; James Crimmins, Jr., forward; Joe Greene, Soph., forward; Mike Baglieri, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Dale Armstrong, Jr., defense; Brady Barron, Jr., forward; Jovanni Geha, Jr., forward; Cam Busta, Jr., forward; Chris Malone, Jr., goalie; Austin Brown, Jr., goalie; Christian Mazzone, Soph., goalie; Peter Menzies, Soph., forward; Marko Piccirillo, Soph., forward; Joe Auterio, Frosh., forward; Matt O’Connor, Frosh., defense; Jack Field, Frosh., defense

Captains: Matt Bauchman, Jordan Blatti, T.J. Gannon

Candidates: 58

Returning leaders: Matt Bauchman 31 goals

Returning honorees: Matt Bauchman, Eagle-Tribune All-Star; T.J. Gannon, All-MVC-DCL 2

Assistants: John Deveau, James Peirce, Pat Flemming, Jonathan Borden

Fast facts: Last year Methuen doubled its win total from the previous year and qualified for states for the second time in 12 years. ... Matt Bauchman is zooming up the area all-time scoring list. He has 69 career goals. ... Brady Barron transferred in from Pingree last season, and is expected to complement high-scoring Matt Bauchman as a scorer. ... Dale Armstrong returns after missing all of last season with a shoulder injury. ... Former Methuen four-year starting goalie Jonathan Borden (MHS ‘09) joins the staff as goalie coach.

Coach Denny Egan (6th year, 30-60-12): “On paper, this is the best team I have had since I started coaching here. Matt (Bauchman) can score. He has the vision, he has the instincts. He’ll probably be on our first line with Brady Barron and Peter Menzies, who have both looked great. (T.J.) Gannon, (Dylan) Yameen and (Brandon) Blum have the been the core of our defense for a long time. And Jordan Blatti just does anything asked of him.”

North Andover

2011-12 season: 16-5-4, lost in Division 2 North semifinals

Returning lettermen: Cosmo Capobianco, Sr., defense; Derek Hunter, Sr., forward; Nick Pino, Sr., defense; Dan Rivet, Sr., forward; Jake Silk, Sr., forward; Chris Nigro, Jr., forward; Troy Conwell, Soph., forward; Nick DiDuca, Soph., defense; Alex Martino, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Alec Brown, Sr., forward; Austin Brown, Jr., forward; Andrew Brillaud, Soph., defense; Mike Corliss, Soph., forward; Riley Eckles, Soph., defense; Patrick Sweeney, Soph., forward; Eric Hall, Frosh., goalie; A.J. Keating, Frosh., defense; Brett Kochanski, Frosh., forward; Zac Martino, Frosh., forward; Tyler Rogers, Frosh., forward; Ben Ryan, Frosh., goalie

Captains: Derek Hunter, Nick Pino, Dan Rivet, Jake Silk

Candidates: 39

Returning leaders: Dan Rivet 15 goals, Jake Silk 15 goals, Derek Hunter 9 goals

Returning honorees: Jake Silk and Dan Rivet, CAL All-Stars

Assistants: Eric Delia, JV

Fast fact: Last year’s 16 wins were the most since the 1990-91 team also won 16. The tourney win was its first since the 1989-90 season. ... All-CAL keeper Joey Daccord (4 shutouts last season) and Jack Carroll both transferred to Cushing. ... Alec Brown is an Eagle-Tribune All-Star golfer.

Coach Peter Marfione (3rd season, 27-12-8): “We have a great group of senior leaders that are helping to transition the younger kids into the varsity game. They’re showing a lot of promise, working hard and working together. The MVC is competitive just like the CAL.”

Cape Ann League

north reading

2011-12 season: 5-13-2, didn’t make state tourney

Returning lettermen: Mike Brandano, Sr., forward; Jeremy Buckley, Sr., forward; Mike Moscaritolo, Sr., defense; Conor Murnane, Sr., forward; Tommy Potter, Sr., forward; Michael Rogers, Sr., goalie; Bill Sexton, Sr., forward; Josh Silvia, Sr., defense; Tim Tannian, Sr., defense;

Thomas Day, Jr., forward; Shane Driscoll, Jr., forward; Jake Laroche, Jr., defense; Brian Lee, Jr., goalie; Keith Linnane, Jr., goalie; Tim Russell, Jr., defense; Corey Collins, Soph., defense; Zach Herman, Soph., forward; Sean McGreal, Soph., defense; Chris Onanian, Soph., forward; Jared Potter, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Joseph Lemieux, Jr., forward; Ben Schille, Jr., defense; Griffin Paine, Soph., forward; Jared Pelham, Soph., forward; Nick Day, Frosh., forward

Captains: Mike Moscaritolo, Tommy Potter, Jeremy Buckley (A), Bill Sexton (A)

Candidates: 49

Assistants: Todd Flynn, Brian McAuliffe, Pat Lee (goalies)

Returning leaders: Tommy Potter 9 goals, Keith Linnane 1 shutout

Returning honorees: Tommy Potter and Keith Linnane, CAL All-Stars

Fast facts: Starting forward Cam Knight transferred to Lawrence Academy. ... Tommy and Jared Potter are brothers. ... Mike Moscaritolo has recovered from the dislocated thumb that cost him most of his senior football season.

Coach John Giuliotti (4th year, 22-34-5): “We are very fortumate to have an All-Star goalie like Keith Linnane back. Tommy Potter, Jeremy Buckley and Bill Sexton have been around for a while and we are looking for a lot of offense out of them. On defense, Mike Moscaritolo and Tim Tannian are being looked at to log a lot of minutes.”

pentucket-georgetown

2011-12 season: 3-16-1, didn’t make state tourney

Returning lettermen: Tom Pingree, Sr., forward; Ian Mitchell, Sr., forward; Joe Mangano, Sr., forward; Brendan Moynihan, Sr., forward; Zack Graham, Sr., forward; Samantha Bomba, Sr., goalie; Dan Thornton, Sr., defense; Bobby Barry, Jr., defense; Bobby Hallowell; Jr., defense; Patrick Slack, Jr., defense; Jeremy Binding, Soph., forward; Brayden Carney, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Johnny Orlando, Jr., forward; Ben Klosowski, Soph., forward; John Moner, Soph., defense; Todd Stewart, Soph., goalie

Captains: Tom Pingree

Candidates: 45

Returning leaders: Ian Mitchell 17 goals, Tom Pingree 11 goals

Returning honorees: Samantha Bomba, All-CAL; Tom Pingree, CAL All-Star

Assistants: Bill Brown, Alex Roberts (JV)

Fast facts: Pentucket is looking to snap an 8-year streak of not making the postseason. Newcomer John Orlando played at powerhouse Central Catholic for the last two seasons. ... Dan Thornton, who broke his wrist in football, expects to be back for the start of the regular season.

Coach Bill Burns (16th year, 85-180-36): “(Samantha) Bomba is our backbone. Wherever we go it will be on her shoulders. Tom Pingree is a terrific two-way player. He has great moves, a quick release and is a great faceoff man. Ian Mitchell is coming off a big year, too. Dan Thornton, Bobby Barry and Bobby Hallowell lead the defense.”

New Hampshire

Londonderry

2011-12 season: 11-10-2, lost in Division 1 quarterfinals

Returning lettermen: John Dunn, Sr., defense; John Gomes, Sr., forward; Ryan Griffin, Sr., forward; Eric Coburn, Jr., forward; Mike Donlan, Jr., forward; Brett Evangelista, Jr., defense; Curtis Harper, Jr., forward; Joe McGrath, Jr., goalie; Mitch Schirch, Jr., goalie; Lucas Poulin, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Nick Newman, Sr., forward; Brett LaPlante, Jr., defense; Jason Parker, Jr., forward; Cam O’Neil, Soph., defense; Cooper Roy, Soph., forward; Colby Austin, Frosh., defense; Nick Donnelly, Frosh., forward; Ryan Kearney, Frosh., defense; Alex LaPlante, Frosh., forward; Mark Leach, Frosh., defense

Captains: John Dunn, John Gomes, Ryan Griffin, Eric Coburn

Candidates: 40

Returning leaders: Ryan Griffin 8 goals, Mitchell Schirch 1 shutout

Returning honorees: None

Assistants: Matt Davis, Paul Vanasse, Jerry Bergeron

Fast fact: Londonderry lost top scorer Brian Greene (18 goals), No. 2 scorer Mike Bears (14 goals) and Ryan Fleet to junior hockey. ... Londonderry added Nick Donnelly, a freshman forward moving to the team from Windham.

Coach Peter Bedford (4th year, 31-34-3): “Even though we lost Mike Bears, we’re a better, tighter group. It’s the best locker room attitude I’ve seen at Londonderry. Cam O’Neil has really developed and the freshman defensemen have really good size. That allowed us to move John Gomes to forward. With our younger players, we have a good upside. We’re not going to be an easy out.”

pinkerton

2011-12 season: 21-2-2, Division 1 state champs

Returning lettermen: Dominic Corsetto, Sr., forward; Nate Mitchell, Sr., goalie; Matt Marchman, Sr. goalie; Connor Brady, Sr., forward; Nick Salema, Sr., defense; Cam Verrier, Sr., defense; Jake Veilleux, Sr., forward; Max Campbell, Sr., forward; Devin Moore, Soph, forward; Giovanni Corsetto, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Mike Bellmore, Jr., forward; Tyler Prendergast, Jr., defense; Ethan Landry, Soph., forward; Ryan Day, Soph., defense; John Hamilton, Soph., defense; Steve Leonard, Soph., defense; Tyler Poole, Frosh., forward; Shamus Doherty, Frosh., defense;

Captains: Dominic Corsetto, Nick Salema (A), Max Campbell (A)

Candidates: 46

Returning leaders: Dominic Corsetto 13 goals, Connor Brady 7 goals, Nate Mitchell 1 shutout, Matt Marchman 1 shutout

Returning honorees: Dominic Corsetto, Eagle-Tribune All-Star

Assistants: Joey Lee, Jim Fletcher

Fast fact: The Astros took a possibly unprecedented hit this winter. Eagle-Tribune MVP Zach Sanford (area high 36 goals) elected to play junior hockey with the Junior Monarchs, Boston College-bound Eagle-Tribune All-Star J.D. Dudek (20 goals) will play at Kimball Union and Brendan Philippon (19 goals) also exited for juniors. ... Last year Pinkerton won the second title in the program’s 12-year history and set a new record for wins.

Coach Casey Kesselring (10th year, 134-63-8): “We lost a lot, but I feel like we will be alright. (Dominic) Corsetto, Giovanni Corsetto and Devin Moore make up maybe the best line in the state. John Hamilton will be counted on a lot on defense, and we moved Cam Verrier back to defense to add some experience. Nick Salema is the only defenseman back from last year’s team. I feel like we have two of the best goalies in the state in Matt Marchman and Nate Mitchell. They push each other and are great together.”

salem

2011-12 season: 12-9-2, lost in Division 1 quarterfinals

Returning lettermen: Nick Phair, Sr., goalie; Ryan Corbett, Sr., forward; Shane Morin, Sr., forward; Garnet Antkowiak, Sr., defense; Jake Bartlett, Jr., defense; Brian Frazier, Jr., forward; Cody Soucy, Soph., forward; Kyle Svenson, Soph., forward; Jake Pappalardo, Soph., forward; Paul Antkowiak, Soph., defense

Promising newcomers: Jake Ring, Sr., forward; Zach Sylvester, Sr., forward; Matt Survilas, Sr., forward; John Gray, Jr., forward; Dan Barbin, Jr., forward; Jake Burns, Soph., defense; Sam MacDonald, Soph., goalie; Chris Lemay, Frosh., forward; Alex Ring, Frosh., defense; Matt Hayes, Frosh., forward

Captains: Garnet Antkowiak, Ryan Corbett

Candidates: 34

Returning leaders: Jake Pappalardo 9 goals, Nick Phair 1 shutout

Returning honorees: None

Assistants: Matt Hayes, Rob Merrill

Fast fact: Salem went from six wins two years ago to 12 last winter. ... Returning goalie Nick Phair will split time with newcomer Sam MacDonald. ... Seniors Jake Ring, Zach Sylvester and Matt Survilas all made the team after being cut from the varsity team in previous seasons.

Coach Mark McGinn (14th year, 167-107-11): “Our top line of Cody Soucy, Kyle Svenson and Jake Pappalardo, who played so well last year as freshmen, are sophomores now. We have a very good second line and a lot of bangers on the third line. We expect a lot out of Ryan Corbett and Brian Frazier. On defense, Paul Anktowiak and Garnet Antkowiak are really solid back there.”

timberlane

2011-12 season: 10-12, lost in Division 2 first round

Returning lettermen: Ryan McCarthy, Sr., defense; Nick Lambert, Sr., defense; Joe Salvagno, Sr., defense; Nick MacRae, Sr., forward; Eric Thornton, Sr., center; Brendan Crowley, Jr., forward; Daniel Duffy, Jr., forward; Jim Perry, Soph, forward/goalie; Austin Toohey, Soph., defense

Newcomers: Mike Canniff, Sr., forward; Mark Morava, Jr., goalie; Chris Leondires, Soph., goalie; Sean Crowley, Frosh., center; Nils Ericsson, Frosh., forward; Matt Steele, Frosh., defense

Captains: Ryan McCarthy, Danny Duffy, Nick Lambert

Candidates: 26

Returning leaders: Eric Thornton 8 goals

Returning honorees: None

Assistants: Greg Bouchicas

Fast fact: Ryan Dugan stepped down with three games left in the regular season last winter stating, “I have a lot going on in my life and I thought it was the right time.” ... New coach Andy Hebert of Hampstead was an assistant coach for the Owls when they won the 2009 Division 2 state title. He wasn’t coaching last year but did scout for Assumption College. He’s a partner in a security software company. ... Cam Toohey, who scored 20 goals last year as a sophomore, transferred to Berwick Academy. ... Senior Mike Canniff is back with the team after not playing last year. ... Three assistant coaches left. The lone assistant now is Greg Bouchicas, a 1982 Timberlane graduate.

Coach Andy Hebert (1st year): “Mark Morava is an excellent goalie. Not quite at (graduated standout) James McCoy’s level. We have three outstanding lines starting with the first line of Eric Thornton, Brendan Crowley and Jim Perry. Then Ryan McCarthy and Nick Lambert on defense.”

windham-pelham

2011-12 season: 15-6, lost in Division 3 quarterfinals

Returning lettermen: Artem Aristov, Sr., defense; Stevie Barton, Sr., defense; Colin Begin, Sr., center; Nick Laurin, Sr., defense; Zach Malone, Sr., forward; Brendan O’Connell, Sr., goalie; Connor Tierney, Sr., forward; Stephen Beck, Jr., defense; Porter Carelli, Jr., center; Michael Donovan, Jr., goalie; Dustin Lubinger, Jr., forward; Petros Tsoukalas, Jr., center

Newcomers: Matt Merchel, Sr., forward/defense; Nick Neary, Sr., defense; Angela Augusta, Soph., forward; Matt Cerretani, Soph., forward; Vinny Forgione, Soph., defense; Nich Gonsalves, Soph., defense; Andrew Gosson, Soph., goalie; Patrick Higgins, Soph., forward; Tim Laderoute, Soph., defense; Jill Moffatt, Soph., goalie; John Monahan, Soph., forward; Chris Munroe, Soph., defense;

Bryce Blanchard, Frosh., forward; Domenic Bruzzese, Frosh., forward; Jack Crowley, Frosh., defense; Chad Desautels, Frosh., forward; Abigail Lagos, Frosh., forward; Teddy Piandes, Frosh., defense; Chad Riddle, Frosh., forward; Brad Saklad, Frosh., forward; Michael Tardif, Frosh., defense

Captains: Stevie Barton, Steve Beck, Colin Begin

Candidates: 35

Returning leaders: Dustin Lubinger 25 goals, Zach Malone 10 goals, Porter Carelli 10 goals

Returning honorees: Dustin Lubinger, Eagle-Tribune All-Star

Assistants: Gerry Manchester, Steve Costa

Fast fact: Former coach Doug Watson went 28-14 in two seasons. ... The Wolfpack move up to Division 2 this season. ... New head coach Dan Molinari, a fourth grade teacher at Windham Center School, played at Plymouth State (Class of ‘02). He was head coach at Laconia for three years (2006-09) and then coached with the Plymouth State men’s and women’s programs. ... Assistant coaches are former Amesbury and North Andover assistant Gerry Manchester and holdover Steve Costa.

Coach Dan Molinari (1st year): “We have a talented group. We’ll have two freshmen (Bryce Blanchard and Chad Desautels) on the first two lines and another (Jack Crowley) among our top four or five defensemen. I’m surprised to see the amount of depth we have at forward. We’ll run three lines but we could go deeper.”

Prep School Boys

brooks

2011-12 season: 16-11-1, lost in New England Prep Piatelli-Simmons semifinals

Returning lettermen: Nick Vasilopoulos, Sr., forward; John Gratton, Sr., defense; Connor Hannough, Sr., forward; Eliot Heher, Sr., forward; Andrew Bruno, Sr., forward, Andover; Eric Murphy, Sr., defense; Ben Seifert, Sr., forward; Mitch Nylen, Sr., defense; Greg Conrad, Sr., forward; Colin Langham, Sr., goalie; Zach St. Pierre, Jr., defense; Cam Armstrong, Jr., forward; Cam Patch, Jr., forward; Spencer Lehrer, Jr., forward; Max Prawdzik, Soph., goalie, Andover

Promising newcomers: Ian Speliotis, Jr., forward; Chris White, Soph., defense; K.J. Moore, Soph., forward; P.J. Kelleher, Soph., forward; Max Shusterman, Soph., forward; Connor Moore, Frosh., defense; Vito Bavaro, Frosh., forward

Captains: Andrew Bruno

Returning leaders: Greg Conrad 14 goals, Mitch Nylen 7 goals, Andrew Bruno 7 goals, Max Prawdzik 3 shutouts

Returning honorees: Mitch Nylen, All-ISL

Assistants: Willie Waters, Craig Geragosian, Vinnie Montalbano

Fast fact: Last year Brooks made the playoffs for the first time since the 2005-06 season. ... Mitch Nylen has committed to Holy Cross. ... Ian Speliotis was an All-MVC selection a year ago for Westford.

Coach Dave Ries (7th year, 47-82-10): “We graduated eight seniors from last year’s league champion team. We have an established group of defensemen and two very good goalies.”

phillips

2011-12 season: 12-10-4, didn’t make New England Prep playoffs

Returning lettermen: Jason Nawrocki, Sr., forward, Andover; Connor Light, Sr., defense; Eddie Ellis, Sr., forward; Eric Meyers, Sr., defense; Ross Bendetson, Sr., goalie, Andover; Austin Heffner, Sr., forward; Lawrence Kemp, Sr., forward; Luca Tresham, Sr., forward; Seamus O’Neill, Sr., forward; Bryan Ackil, Jr., forward; Michael Lata, Jr., forward; David Belluche, Jr., defense, Andover; J.B. Cline, Jr., defense; Michael Kim, Jr., defense; Patrick Daly, Soph., forward; Zach Weinger, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Jake Secatore, post-grad, defense; Conal Lynch, post-grad, forward; Peter Bensen. Jr., forward; Jay Tucker, Jr., forward; Jake Pelton, Jr., goalie; John Festa, Soph., forward; Erik Wurman, Soph., goalie; Payton Jancsy, Frosh., defense

Captains: Eddie Ellis, Seamus O’Neill (A)

Candidates: 46

Returning leaders: Eddie Ellis 13 goals, Jason Nawrocki 10 goals, Austin Heffner 6 goals, Michael Lata 6 goals

Returning honorees: None

Assistants: Matt Hession, Jon Morin, Chris Gurry

Fast fact: Eddie Ellis has committed to Harvard, where he’ll enroll in the fall of 2014. ... Former Andover High star David Belluche anchors the defense. ... Conal Lynch was an All-Scholastic with 100 career goals at Boston Latin. He and fellow post-grad Jake Secatore of Woburn played on the Team Massachusetts seniors squad vs. Minnesota.

Coach Dean Boylan (13th year, 167-123-22): “Eddie Ellis is back as captain and he is an excellent goal-scorer. Conal Lynch is new to the school and he looks great. Seamus O’Neill also does a lot. David Belluche (of Andover) leads our defense, along with Michael Kim. Ross Bendetson (also of Andover) is looking poised to be our starting goalie.”

Prep School Girls

brooks

2011-12 season: 13-13, didn’t make New England Prep playoffs

Returning lettermen: Lauren Bishop, Sr., forward; Jill Doherty, Sr., forward; Whit Jones, Sr., defense; Kate Haslett, Sr., defense; Alesandra Miller, Jr., defense, North Andover; Emma Goff, Jr., defense; Jacqueline Murphy, Jr., forward; Bella Papapetros, Jr., forward, North Andover; Maddie Nash, Jr., forward, North Andover; Danielle Arseneau, Jr., goalie; Molly Depew, Jr., goalie; Molly Reilly, Soph., forward, Andover; Danielle Doherty, Soph., forward; Hannah Rosenberger, Soph., forward; North Andover; Rachel Ulian, Soph., forward

Newcomers: Audrey Brady, Soph., defense

Captains: Jill Doherty, Kate Haslett

Candidates: 19

Returning leaders: Bella Papapetros 17 goals, Jill Doherty 11 goals, Molly Depew 1 shutout, Danielle Arseneau 1 shutout

Returning honorees: Bella Papapetros, Eagle-Tribune All-Star; Kate Haslett, All-ISL

Assistants: Ashley Johnston

Fast fact: Last year Brooks tied for its most wins since the 2003-04 season. ... Head coach Jenelle Ries stepped down after having a baby in August. Former assistant Lori Charpentier, also the school’s athletic director, has taken over as head coach. She also filled in for Reis when she was on maternity leave during the 2009-10 season (13-10-2). ... Former defenseman Izzy Munro is now the team’s manager.

Coach Lori Charpentier (2nd season, 13-10-2): “I feel like this is a very well-rounded team.”

phillips

2011-12 season: 2-18-1, didn’t make New England Prep tourney

Returning lettermen: Cara Daly, Sr., forward; Jordan Johnson, Sr., forward; Hannah Sorkin, Jr., defense; Amy Morin, Jr., defense; Renee LaMarche, Jr., forward; Nikoletta Toffoloni, Soph., defense; Katerina Toffoloni, Soph., defense; Evagelia Toffoloni, Soph., defense; Caroline Garrity, Soph., forward; Anna Fucillo, Soph., forward; Sara Merker, Soph., goalie

Newcomers; Ashlyn Aiello, Jr., goalie; Eliza Quigley, Soph., defense; Julia Marcus, Soph., defense; Elizabeth Kemp, Soph., defense; Kelly McCarthy, Frosh., forward; Jenn Davis, Frosh., defense; Miranda Nestor, Frosh., forward; Kasey Welch, Frosh., forward

Captains: TBA

Returning honorees: None

Assistants: Melissa Tetreau

Fast fact: The Big Blue hope to rebound after last season, which was their worst in at least the last 17 years. ... They suffered a tough loss when top defender Hannah Sorkin was lost for the season with a torn ACL suffered against Exeter in field hockey. ... None of the players on the team are local, but managers Robert Needham (North Reading) and Tom Lane (Georgetown) are.

Coach Martha Fenton (17th year, 147-181-19): “Caroline Garrity and Anna Fucillo are two we are going to be counting on for lots of our offense. Sara Merker has really stepped up into the starting goalie job.”

Massachusetts Girls

andover

2011-12 season: 8-11-1, didn’t make state tourney

Returning lettermen: Melissa Newton, Sr., defense; Meaghan Leary, Sr., forward; Meagan Keefe, Sr., forward; Morgan Manning, Sr., forward; MacKenzie Dutton, Sr., goalie;Alex Ritchie, Jr., defense; Weezie Gross, Jr., forward; Mikayla Panneton, Jr., forward; Brianna Smith, Jr., forward; Joanna Olson, Soph., defense; Caroline Hughes, Soph., forward; Brianna Deloury, Soph., forward; Jessica Leone, Soph., forward; Meghan Johnson, Frosh, goalie

Newcomers: Veronica Alois, Frosh., forward; Meghan Rodriguez, Frosh., forward; Brenna Keefe, Frosh., defense; Jillian Hughes, Frosh., defense; Jacqule Leone, Frosh., defense

Captains: TBA

Candidates: 38

Returning leaders: Meagan Keefe 8 goals, Mikayla Panneton 7 goals, Weezie Gross 6 goals, MacKenzie Dutton 2 shutouts, Meghan Johnson 2 shutouts

Returning honorees: Meagan Keefe, MVC-DCL Large All-Star

Assistants: Greg Manning

Fast fact: Veronica Alois’ sisters, Jackie and Rebecca Alois, start for the Andover basketball team and older sister Alex was a basketball starter, too. ... Andover has fallen short of the postseason the last two years after making it the previous nine. ... New coach Liz Keady, a 2003 graduate of Milton Academy, starred at Princeton (Class of ‘08), scoring 37 career goals, and played for the US National Team in 2006. She works at Institute of Performance and Fitness in Andover. ... Former coach Phil Rowley went 27-29-6 in three seasons. Recently he took over for the reigning state 3A champion Groton-Dunstable boys team. The G-D coach resigned Nov. 30 over a dispute with the G-D administration.

Coach Liz Keady (first year): “(Meagan) Keefe looks good and we are really expecting a lot from the freshmen. We have a lot of depth and we are looking to outwork people.”

Central Catholic

2011-12 season: First-year varsity program

Roster: Olivia Lucey, Sr., forward; Kaylee Foderaro, Sr., forward; Natalie Macdonald, Jr., forward; Megan Rauseo, Jr., forward; Casey Pedro, Jr., forward; Molly Bryant, Jr., defense, Cait Derrickson, Jr., defense; Felicia Pandelena, Jr., forward; Sydney Thornhill, Jr., goalie; Julia August, Soph., defense; Lexi Stanisewski, Frosh., forward; Fiona LaPierre, Frosh., defense; Caitlin Menzies, Frosh., forward; Lillie Bibeau, Frosh., defense; Emily Frocione, Frosh., forward; Christina Gemmell, Frosh., forward; Kylee Babcock, Frosh., forward

Captains: Molly Bryant

Candidates: 21

Assistants: Michelle Collette, Angela Zevnick

Fast fact: Coach Jeff Marggraf, a 1987 Central grad who lives in Salem, was an Eagle-Tribune All-Star for the Raiders as a senior. He went on to play hockey and football at Colby. He is Director of Sales, East at Excelsior Medical Corporation. ... Captain Molly Bryant played JV hockey for the Super 8 finalist Central boys hockey team each of the last two seasons. ... Goalie Sydney Thornhill has never played ice hockey before, but is a goalie in field hockey. ... Felicia Pandelena’s brother Nick was a hockey/golf star at St. John’s Prep. ... The Raiders lost their opener 7-0 to Archbishop Williams. ... Casey Pedro is the daughter of Olympic judo legend Jimmy Pedro.

Coach Jeff Marggraf (first year): “Lexi Stanisewski is only a freshman, but she is unbelievable. She will give us some offense along with Kylee Babcock and Casey Pedro. Emily Frocione looks great on defense along with Molly Bryant, who took her lumps playing with the guys the last two years. Sydney Thornhill is new to the sport, but she is working hard and getting a lot better.”