Mitchell Adams, South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete sophomore forward: Adams led the team with 18 points as a freshman, and his leadership earned him a role as team captain this season. Coach Joe Robinson said Adams is an intelligent player who “sees the ice well.”

Robbie Armitage, Falmouth senior forward: Armitage’s 25 assists and 14 goals earned him Maine Sunday Telegram All-State honors. Coach Deron Barton said Armitage is one of the fastest and strongest skaters in program history. “Every time he’s on the ice, he makes things happen,” Barton said.

Noah Bird, Gorham senior goalie: Bird had a .907 save percentage and a 3.25 GAA last season after helping the Rams reach the Class B state final in 2015. Coach Jon Portwine said Bird has become one of the best goalies in the region over the past two years.

Thomas Carr, York junior forward: Carr and teammate Jake Martin were two of the top three scorers in Class B South last season. Coach Phil Rowley said both are strong and aggressive.

Luke Chessie, Thornton Academy sophomore forward: Chessie scored a team-high 12 regular-season goals as a freshman and helped lead the Golden Trojans to the Class A South semifinals.

Cam Christie, Camden Hills junior forward: Christie recorded six goals and 11 assists last season, helping the Windjammers to a 16-4 record.


Joey Curit, Biddeford senior defenseman: Curit’s ability to shut down opponents earned him All-South honors from Class A coaches.

Ben Ekedahl, Cape Elizabeth senior defenseman: Coach Matt Buotte is moving Ekedahl from forward to defense in hopes that his speed, size and vision will start the Capers’ offense from the back end.

Perrin Ganter, Camden Hills senior forward: Ganter is the Windjammers’ top returning scorer after finishing with 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists) last season. Coach Karl Enroth said he’s a strong, fluid skater who plays hard but stays out of the penalty box.

Alex Glidden, Cape Elizabeth junior forward: Glidden is a dangerous goal scorer. Coach Matt Buotte said Glidden is “one of the stronger kids in the league” and that he “protects the puck very well.”

Joe Grant, South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete senior goalie: Grant, a first-team All-South selection by Class A coaches, had a .904 save percentage last season. Coach Joe Robinson said Grant is “fundamental and sound,” as well as “very good under pressure.”

Henry Honkonen, Marshwood/Traip sophomore forward: Honkonen led the Hawks as a freshman with 29 points (24 goals and five assists).


Mike Hatch, Cheverus junior defenseman: Coach Dan Lucas said he will rely on Hatch, a second-team All-South pick, and goalies Colby Benway and Jason Halverson to keep opposing teams off the board.

Carter Landry, Gorham senior forward: The four-year varsity player had six goals and nine assists last season. Gorham Coach Jon Portwine said Landry is a “gritty, smart two-way player.”

Dan Latham, Yarmouth junior goalie: Latham led Class B South in goals-against average (1.88), save percentage (.924) and wins (16) while backstopping the Clippers to the regional title in his first varsity season. He was one of four sophomores to receive league all-star honors.

Kadin Lessard, Noble/Wells senior, defenseman: The first-team All-South selection had four goals and eight assists last season. Coach Geoff Negm said Lessard is “definitely one of the top defensemen in the state.”

Julius Lundren, York senior forward: Coach Phil Rowley said the 6-foot-4 exchange student from Sweden has a hard-shooting, “typical European” style of play.

Cooper May, Yarmouth junior forward: After recovering from a preseason injury, May registered 10 goals and 15 assists in 14 games. He was one of four sophomores to receive league all-star honors (third team).


Tanner McClure, Bonny Eagle/Massabesic/OOB senior forward: McClure, a second-team All-South pick, finished last season with 21 goals and 22 assists. Coach Loren Blair said McClure is “a smaller player, but he makes up for it with his speed and hockey sense.”

Eric Murray, Scarborough senior defenseman: A first-team All-South selection, Murray helped lead the Red Storm to the Class A South title. He had four goals and 11 assists in the regular season.

Spencer Pierce, Falmouth senior goalie: Pierce’s .917 save percentage and 1.79 goals-against average ranked him among the top goalies in Class A South last season. Coach Deron Barton said Pierce is a hard worker who controls rebounds and challenges shooters.

Owen Ramsay, Yarmouth senior defenseman: Coach David St. Pierre said he will count on Ramsay to lead the Clippers’ defense. Ramsay also contributed to the offense last season with 11 assists.

Ricky Ruck, Biddeford senior forward: Ruck notched 13 goals and 10 assists in the regular season last winter and was a second-team All-South selection. Biddeford Coach Jason Tremblay said Ruck has a “very good skill set and great speed.”

Cam Smith, Scarborough senior forward: Smith, a second-team All-South pick, is the top returning scorer for the defending Class A South champions. He had 12 goals and 10 assists in the regular season last winter.

Evan Whitten, Noble/Wells senior forward: Whitten’s team-high 23 goals last season earned him second-team All-South honors from Class A coaches. Coach Geoff Negm said he will count on Whitten to help lead the Knights into the playoffs.

CORRECTION: This story was updated at 4:04 p.m. on Dec. 9, 2016 to correct Perrin Ganter’s first name.

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