Friday, April 18, 2014
Jason Blier, Cheverus, senior goaltender: Poised and experienced, he will keep his team in most games this winter.
Jason Blier returns as the starting goalie for Cheverus, which hopes to build on last year’s trip to the Western Class A semifinals.
2013 Press Herald file/Tim Greenway
Cam Loiselle has moved from forward to defense this season but is still a top offensive threat for Scarborough, one of the favorites in Class A.
2013 Press Herald file/Shawn Patrick Ouellette
Matt Brooks, Brunswick, junior forward: Has been the Dragons’ leading scorer in each of the past two seasons, with a knack for netting clutch goals.
Justin Broy, Gorham, senior goalie: A three-year starter who has put up gaudy statistics in his first two seasons for Gorham, and will now be facing Class B competition.
Dan Condon, Winthrop/Maranacook, senior forward: After tallying 23 goals and 32 assists a year ago to lead the Hawks to the Eastern Class A quarterfinals, Condon will look to make his mark in the Class B ranks.
Chase Cunningham, Messalonskee, senior forward: Put up an astonishing 74 points a season ago and will be paired on a top-notch line again with younger brother Jared, a sophomore.
Alex Fallon, Thornton Academy, senior forward: A four-year varsity player, Fallon will be the focal point of the Golden Trojans’ offense, coming off a 20-goal season.
Bryce Fraser, Kennebunk, senior forward: An all-around player with great hands, a precise shot and a strong work ethic.
Alex Grant-Roy, Cheverus, senior defenseman: A four-year varsity player who will try to keep the crease clear for the Stags.
Jake Gross, Scarborough, senior forward: A feared goal scorer who will be crucial to Red Storm’s title hopes.
Chase Hainey, St. Dominic Academy, senior forward: A top scoring threat on a perennial power chasing one more state title.
Reid Howland, Greely, junior forward: Put up 43 points a season ago, including 25 goals, for the Class B champs.
Kyle Kramlich, Greely, junior goaltender: Has backstopped the Rangers to back-to-back state Class B championships and finished with a 2.11 goals-against average last winter.
Caleb Labrie, St. Dominic Academy, junior forward: A slick puck-handler and adept passer, he will make the offense go.
Kyle Lemelin, Lewiston, senior, forward: A veteran who is almost impossible to knock off the puck, he led the Blue Devils in scoring with 18 goals and 21 assists last winter.
Nick Lemieux, Biddeford, senior forward: A talented and steadying influence on a young team looking to make noise.
Cam Loiselle, Scarborough, senior defenseman: Loiselle is moving from forward and is expected to be a force on a young blue line for the Red Storm.
Zach Luce, Portland/Deering, senior forward: Has been the offensive leader for three years and will be looking for a big finale to his high school career.
Derek Neal, York, junior right wing: A sparkplug for his team for two seasons already, he now can lean on experience as well as talent.
Isaac Nordstrom, Falmouth, junior forward: The three-year varsity player affectionately known as “The Swede” will lead a potent attack.
Jack Orne, Camden Hills, senior forward: Explosive player who netted four goals in the Windjammers’ first-ever playoff win a season ago.
Dane Pauls, Falmouth, senior goaltender: Recorded 11 victories a year ago as part of a strong duo of netminders, including a shutout in the Class A state championship game.
Grayson Szumilas, Camden Hills, senior forward: The nifty skater is able to get into some tight spaces with the puck and can be explosive, scoring 15 goals in his team’s first 10 games a year ago.
Max Watson, Yarmouth, senior defenseman: A converted forward, he has taken well to life on the blue line, where he is one of the state’s best.
Devon Werthner, Biddeford, senior defenseman: A slick passer and proven commodity on the blue line for a young squad.
Andrew Whipple, South Portland, junior forward: A do-everything player who quickly established himself as a leader for his team.