BIDDEFORD TIGERS

Coach/years: Rich Reissfelder, seventh year

Last year’s results: 9-7-2, lost in Western Class A quarterfinals

Key returning players: Seniors, Brandon Daigle (goalie), Evan Loignon (defense), Tyler Bellerose (forward); junior Kerry Crepeau (forward); sophomore Ricky Ruck (forward)

Key newcomers: “We have a strong, talented group of incoming freshmen that will be asked to contribute in various roles.”

Key losses: Nik Lemieux (Travis Roy Award finalist last season), Corey Brown, Devon Werthner

Coach’s outlook: “We are young, but pretty skilled and we can compete with anyone when we play our best.”

 

BONNY EAGLE/MASSABESIC/OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Coach/years: Loren Blair, first season

Last year’s results: New cooperative program

Key returning players: Goalie, Matt Bridges; defense Justin Myles, Kyle Whitman; forward Tanner McClure

Key Newcomers: Freshman Cam Roy

Key Losses: None

Coach’s outlook: “Have a competitive season”

 

KENNEBUNK RAMS

Coach/years: Sean Smith, third year

Last year’s results: 11-7-1, lost in Western Class B semifinals

Key returning players: Seniors, Mike LeBlanc (goalie), Dave Parker (forward), Jack Graydon (forward); juniors, Pat Gassman (forward), Bo Beveridge (forward), Donovan Connor (forward), James Ross (forward), Joe Mooney (defense); sophomore Miles Eaton (defense)

Key newcomers: Assistant coach Nate Jewell (Previously with Bonny Eagle); senior Jan Rutrle (forward); sophomores, Brandon Whitten (forward), Camden Connor (defense); freshman Kyle Mooney (defense)

Key losses: Bryce Fraser, Ryan Keefe, Brandon Merchant, Ben Bath

Coach’s outlook: “I expect to have a very solid and young defense clear the way for our veteran goaltender, Mike Leblanc, who has started since he was a freshman. Leblanc has returned with a new, improved attitude and work ethic. I expect him to be even stronger than last season. Offensively, I expect us to be better than last season, because even though we graduated a few key players we have the youth in the program to step up, and with our solid core of players being another year older, I see us improved. I expect us to go further than last season and contend for a state championship.”

 

NOBLE/WELLS KNIGHTS

Coach/years: Keith St. Cyr, seventh year

Last year’s results: 15-5, reached Western Class A semifinals

Key returning players: Seniors, Ryan Marsh (forward), Dean Pratt (forward), Wyatt Ricker (goalie); juniors, Noah Pease (forward), Tyler Whitten (defense)

Key newcomers: Freshmen, Nathan DeWolf (forward), Ethan Marsh (forward)

Key losses: Connor Pease (defense), Chullainn Kelly (forward)

Coach’s outlook: “A much younger team this year will require some underclassmen to step up and play a vital supporting role for the returning core of players. We should be competitive within our schedule this season.”

 

THORNTON ACADEMY GOLDEN TROJANS

Coach/years: Jamie Gagnon, fourth Year

Last year’s results: 7-10-1, Lost in Western Class A semifinals

Key returning players: Hunter Ebling, Eric Profenno, Owen Elliott, Jimmy Remmes, Andrew Huot, Dayton Wintle, Logan Picard

Key newcomers: Nolan Millett, Tourner Moseley, Reagan Wintle, Dalton Moore

Key losses: Alex Fallon, Taylor Browne, Drew Lavigne, Owen Lemoine, Carter Davis, Jake Verreault, Walsh Troiani Gagner, Oliwer Karlsson,

Coach’s outlook: “After losing our top five goal scorers from last season, and four of our top five defensemen, we will look to rebuild around some new players that we hope will step up into critical roles. With six freshmen on the opening day roster and 14 players without significant varsity experience, it will be our goal to see continual improvement throughout the season. Our ability to be competitive will hinge largely on how quickly our youth and inexperience progress and adjust to the varsity game.”



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