Emily Demers, Portland/Deering junior forward: Demers is an outstanding shooter with quick hands and a knack for scoring. The North Yarmouth Academy transfer led the Bulldogs with 62 points (39 goals, 23 assists), helping them improve from a 1-17 season and reach the South final for the first time in program history.

Grace Dumond, Lewiston/Monmouth Academy/Oak Hill freshman defenseman: Dumond is a strong two-way player with a powerful shot. She anchored a defense that allowed less than a goal a game, and she contributed 34 points (25 goals, nine assists), including five goals and an assist in postseason play for the Blue Devils (17-3).

Evelyn Hinkley, Winslow/Gardiner senior forward: The Becky Schaffer Award finalist is a powerful scorer who can skate with anyone in the state. With her skill and relentless work ethic, Hinkley led the Black Tigers (12-7-1) with 60 points (34 goals, 26 assists), earning KVAC Player of the Year honors. She is planning to play for Nichols College.

Abby Joy, Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete/South Portland senior goalie: A Becky Schaffer Award finalist, Joy is a workhorse who kept the Capers (10-9-1) in numerous games with a 3.2 goals-against average. She notched 30 saves in Cape’s 4-3 South quarterfinal win over Falmouth.

Abby Lamontagne, Cheverus/Kennebunk sophomore forward: A skilled skater with great awareness, Lamontagne is dangerous in open space. She led the Stags (19-2) with 72 points (41 goals, 31 assists), including five goals and four assists in the playoffs for the state runners-up. She has 112 points (68 goals, 44 assists) in two seasons.

Avery Lutrzykowski, St. Dominic junior forward: Lutrzykowski is a natural scorer with a precise shot and game-breaking speed. She led the Saints (15-4) with 84 points (61 goals, 23 assists), and has 115 goals and 91 assists over three seasons.

Zoe Mazur, Cheverus/Kennebunk junior defenseman: A stay-at-home defender who is positionally sound, Mazur is hard to beat one-on-one. She contributed 18 points (one goal, 17 assists) and, along with junior Sarah Noyes (12 goals, nine assists), anchored a defense that allowed just three power-play goals in 48 chances.

Emma Merrill, Portland/Deering freshman defenseman: Merrill is a quick skater who played a key role in transforming a struggling program into a regional finalist. She’s great at moving the puck and generating offense by finding open players, and she scored 32 points (eight goals, 24 assists).

Bridget Roberts, Greely/Gray-New Gloucester senior forward: The Becky Schaffer Award finalist is a shifty player who uses her speed to put opposing defenses on their heels. Roberts scored 54 points (30 goals, 24 assists), helping the Rangers (19-3) win their first state title in five years.

Camree St. Hilaire, Lewiston/Monmouth Academy/Oak Hill sophomore goalie: St. Hilaire has great rebound control and is always square to the puck. She allowed just 14 goals in 18 regular-season games and posted 11 shutouts for a team that lost in double overtime to eventual state champion Greely in the North final.

Courtney Sullivan, Greely/Gray-New Gloucester senior forward: The winner of the inaugural Becky Schaffer Award scored three unassisted goals in the state final to lead the Rangers past Cheverus/Kennebunk, 3-1. An elusive player, Sullivan finished with 69 points (45 goals, 24 assists) and is the Telegram’s Player of the Year. She will play for Endicott College.

Emma Theriault, St. Dominic junior defenseman: Theriault is mentally and physically strong, and can see the ice well. She also has an excellent shot, contributing to the Saints’ offense with 36 points (10 goals, 26 assists). Theriault, along with senior Katya Fons (four goals, 11 assists), anchored a defense that allowed less than two goals a game.


Nate Guerin, Greely/Gray-New Gloucester: Despite a small roster that included a handful of players who were new to hockey, the Rangers (19-3) won their first state title in five years after losing to eventual champion St. Dominic in the North final in 2016 and 2017. Guerin’s teams have won three state championships in his eight seasons, and he has an overall record of 128-32-3.

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