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2017 Boys’ Hockey All-Scholastics

03/19/2017 BOSTON, MA Arlington celebrated their first goal during the Division 1A finals between the Arlington Spy Ponders and the Central Catholic Raiders (cq) at the MIAA High School Hockey Tournament held at TD Garden in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Arlington captured the Super 8 hockey title this season and Mic Curran was named a Player of the Year.

Players of the Year

Aidan Connolly, Marshfield, sophomore

Connolly was one of the state’s most prolific scorers. The forward totaled 57 points on 18 goals and 39 assists, building off a 31-point freshman campaign, and helped lead the Rams to their first Super 8 appearance in school history.

James Corcoran, Walpole, senior

Corcoran was nearly unbeatable this season, with nearly as many shutouts (14) as goals allowed (15). The goalie’s stellar season carried the Rebels to their first Super 8 appearance, where he let in just five goals in four games.

Mic Curran, Arlington, senior

Curran led the Super 8 champions with 51 points and was named a Middlesex League All-Star. The hard-nosed center potted both goals for the Spy Ponders in their overtime win over Central Catholic in the state title game.

Andrius Kulbis-Marino, Lowell Catholic, junior


One of the most offensively-gifted defensemen in the state this season, Kulbis-Marino scored 15 goals and added 13 assists to help the Crusaders win their first Division 2 crown and was the Catholic Central League Small MVP.

Noah Strawn, Old Rochester, senior

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Strawn led the state in goals (47), assists (49), and points (96) while leading the Bulldogs to the Division 3 title game. Old Rochester/Fairhaven scored 170 goals this season, and the forward had a hand in over half of them.

Matthew Yianacopolus, Malden Catholic, senior

The 6-foot-3-inch Yianacopolus had 10 goals and 15 assists, and was a steady presence on the Lancers’ blue line. Leading a defense that allowed just 33 goals, it seemed as if he never left the ice in crucial situations.


Sean Brown, Central Catholic, sophomore

Brown was one of the most dynamic forwards on a team that advanced to the Super 8 finals. Tallying 10 goals and 17 assists after a 29-point freshman campaign, he was instrumental in the Raiders’ playoff run.

Ryan Campbell, BC High, senior

Campbell was the backbone of an Eagles defense that allowed just 30 goals in 24 games. The team captain chipped in on offense as well, scoring four goals and adding eight assists to help his squad advance to the Super 8 semifinals.

Brendan Clancy, Catholic Memorial, junior


The Knights qualified for the Super 8 for the first time since 2014 thanks in large part to Clancy’s brilliance in net. A Catholic Conference All-Star, Clancy posted a .954 save percentage, a 1.86 goals against average, and 8 shutouts.

Connor Doherty, Lowell Catholic, sophomore

Doherty helped drive one of the most powerful offenses in Eastern Mass. The center lit the lamp 25 times, led the Crusaders with 47 points, and was named the Catholic Central League Small Offensive Player of the Year.

James Doran, North Reading, senior

An honor roll student, Doran captained a North Reading team that won 16 games and allowed just 21 goals on the season. The defenseman chipped in two goals and four assists to earn All-League honors in the Cape Ann League.

J.J. Harding, Austin Prep, junior

Harding led the Cougars to the Division 1 North semifinals after they failed to advance past the Super 8 Tournament play-in round. The center racked up 23 goals on the season and was also Austin Prep’s top faceoff man.

Mike Johnson, Swampscott, senior

Despite missing six games with a wrist injury, the senior captain finished second on the Big Blue in scoring. The wing tallied 18 goals and 14 assists in 15 games to become the seventh player in school history to record 100 points.

Dante Maribito, St. Mary’s, senior


Maribito captained the Spartans to their first state title at any level, scoring twice in the Division 1 title win over Framingham. The forward tallied 14 goals this season and ended his career with 61 goals and 72 assists for 133 points.

Jake McCarthy, Scituate, senior

McCarthy was the driving force behind the Sailors’ terrific season. The forward had 20 goals in the regular season and seven in the postseason to help his team to a 22-2-2 record and the Division 2 South title.

Patrick O’Halloran, Burlington, senior

O’Halloran was named MVP of the Middlesex League Freedom Division and helped his team finish as league champions with a 16-5-2 record. The senior captain had five goals and 14 assists from the blue line with a +20 rating.

Marc O’Rourke, Hingham, senior

O’Rourke captained a Harbormen squad that won 16 games and qualified for the Super 8 tournament. The defenseman tallied six goals and 14 assists this season to finish his career with 64 points. He will play lacrosse at Bryant.

Charlie Page, Winthrop, senior

Page was named Northeast Conference MVP after leading the Vikings with 21 goals and 46 points. The center ended his career with 128 points in four seasons. He plans to play junior hockey next season.

Cam Peritz, Pope Francis, senior

Peritz led the Cardinals with 16 goals, 24 assists, and a +23 rating, and helped carry Pope Francis to the Super 8 tournament for the sixth straight season. The center finished his high school career with 52 goals and 86 assists.

Jack Pinard, Arlington, junior

Pinard led the Middlesex League-champion Spy Ponders to the Super 8 title, allowing just 21 goals in 21 games. In Super 8 tournament action, the junior goalie let in four goals in four games en route to the title.

Scott Swennes, Framingham, senior

The Bay State Carey MVP, Swennes found the back of the net 23 times and added 14 assists for the Flyers. The forward captained the Division 1 runners-up while piling up a career-high 37 points. He finished with 75 career points.

Michael Zampanti, St. Mary’s, senior

Zampanti played a full 200-foot game for the Division 1 state champion Spartans while racking up 13 goals and 21 assists. The center’s speed, stick skills, and faceoff ability made him an asset in the defensive zone as well.

Coaches of the Year

Division 1A: John Messuri, Arlington

Messuri’s accomplishments started at Arlington and continued at Princeton University, where he became the school’s all-time leading scorer. He credited this season’s Super 8 success to his assistant coaches and senior class.

Division 1: Paul Moore, Falmouth

The Clippers were struck by unthinkable tragedy when seniors Owen Higgins and James Lavin passed away on Dec. 17. The team showed incredible resilience, earning 14 wins and a Division 1 South tournament berth.

Division 2: Tom Curran, Lowell Catholic

Curran has coached the Crusaders since the program started in 2008, and his work paid off this season as Lowell Catholic captured the Division 2 state title. His squad won a program-record 20 games and outscored opponents 115-33.

Division 3: Eric Labonte, Old Rochester

Labonte put together an offensive juggernaut that led the state in goals (170), won the Division 3 South sectional tournament, and finished as the state runner-up. He said all the credit for a 24-4-0 season goes to his players.


Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Jack Harney, Pat McDowell. Falmouth: Patrick Coyne, Jack Doyle, Jake Miller, Jackson Schreiner, Matt Schreiner, Cam Tobey. Marshfield: Aidan Connolly, Eddie Everett, Andrew Fithian, Nick Hurley, Jack Murphy, Nick Young. Nauset: Chase Holm, Nick Hull. Sandwich: Sean Boden.

Bay State — Braintree: Owen Cuddyer, Colin Guilbault, Shawn Leslie, Sean McGuire. Framingham: Ben Stefanini, Scott Swennes (MVP). Natick: Robby Pini, Scott Reynolds. Needham: Seth Jacobs. Newton North: Curtis Judd. Walpole: James Corcoran (MVP), Pat Donovan, Cam Martin, Ted McElaney, Andrew Moore. Wellesley: Zack Doughty, Drew Hubbard, Michael Siemering.

Big Three — Brockton: Frank Aten, Jalen Bridges, Marissa Massaro, Anthony Paull, Adam Stagnone, Zack Sylvia. Durfee: Luke Cabral, Devon Ferreira, David Piela, Matt Saunders. New Bedford: Lizzie Blanchard, Shawn Mayo.

Boston City — East Boston: Thomas Guarino, John Lockhead, Kenny Lockhead, Kyle Regan. Latin Academy: John Connolly, Ryan Lonergan, Nolan Rooney, Conor Walsh. O’Bryant: Jake Barcelou, Nick Melo, Evan Montgomery.

Cape Ann — Lynnfield: David Langone. Masconomet: Brandon Lafata. Newburyport: Harrison Good. North Reading: Tyler Collins, John Day, James Doran, Kevin Murphy. Pentucket: Anthony Orlando, John Orlando. Triton: Jed Cutter, Jake Daniels.

Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Ryan Brady, Nick Glass, Liam McCarthy, Ben Murphy. Arlington Catholic: Matt Anderson, Mike Balboni, Mason Beecher, Jack Bertolami, Cam Geary (MVP), Anton Metelev. Austin Prep: Nick Cafarelli, Louis Finocchiaro (MVP), J.J. Harding, Richard Lyons, Alex Maffeo, Dylan Regan. Bishop Fenwick: Rob Murphy. Lowell Catholic: Connor Doherty, Andrius Kulbis-Marino. Matignon: Will Jennings. St. Mary’s: Anthony Bono, Andrew Kreamer, Dante Maribito, Colin Reddy, Marc Zampanti, Michael Zampanti.

Catholic Conference — BC High: Ryan Campbell, Thomas Kramer, Troy Ladka, Danny O’Connell, James Sexton. Catholic Memorial: Brendan Clancy, Garrett Doyle, Harry Morrill, Joe O’Leary, Josh Petrucci, Will Schmodlien. Malden Catholic: Tom Albert, Brian Cannata, Kyle Casey, Justin Collins, Brendan Maloney, Colin Nestor, Ryan Noonan, Matthew Yianacopolus. St. John’s Prep: Ryan Farrow, Kyle Hentosh, Christian Kukas, Tim Usalis. Xaverian: Egor Borshchev, Tommy Dugan, Cam Dutra, Will Wolford.

Catholic West — Pope Francis: Cam Peritz.

Commonwealth — Minuteman: Mike Brennan, Liam Chapman, Adam Merta. Essex Tech: Chris Master, Nate Rumson. Nashoba Valley Tech: Pat Hart, Pat White. Northeast: Anthony Guiliano, Jon Rogowicz, Nick Salgado, Zack Sheehy (MVP), Chris Straccia, Steve Wesley (MVP). Rockport: Diego Corona, Christian Fabbri, Jameson Kamm, Max Kivekas, Paolo Recupero. Shawsheen: Griffen Blanch, Jay Colletti, Ryan Cummiskey, Matt Irwin, Chris Mills.

Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Kyle Browne, Jack Callahan, Sean Dunphy, Joshua Nelson, Connor O’Brien. Bishop Stang: Jack Martin, Brendan O’Neil, Matt Tetreault. Coyle & Cassidy: Girro Brancaccio, Joseph Gill, Thomas Lorden, Cameron Patota. Martha’s Vineyard: Tristan Araujo, Aksel Cooperrider.

Greater Boston — Everett: Bryan Bessler, Marc Faia. Medford: Gino Desimone, Ryan Donahue, Jack Longergan (MVP), Gino Ramasci. Somerville: Kyle Lentini, Matt McPhearson.

Hockomock — Attleboro: P.J. Elliot, Jake Parker. Canton: Quinn Gibbs, Tom Kilduff, Jackson Maffeo (MVP), CJ Martin. Foxborough: Mike Carresi, Aiden Sullivan. Franklin: Luke Downie, Brendan O’Reilly, Tom Sicchio. King Philip: Jacob Kelly, Gavin Maxwell. Mansfield: Matt Farragher, Joe Olsen. North Attleborough: Erik Clements, Zack McGowan. Oliver Ames: Jared Costello, Jack Maloney, Brett Williams. Stoughton: Cam Doherty. Taunton: Zach Albert, Nick Terry.

Mayflower — Blue Hills: Nick Blaney. Diman: Tyler Nester. Nantucket: Ethan Fay, Benjamin Jenkinson, Austin Starr. Sacred Heart: Josh McCafferty. South Shore Voc-Tech: Ross Casey. Southeastern: Peter Costa, C.J. Doucette (MVP), Justin Lavoie. Tri-County: Connor Capobianco, Justin Most.

Merrimack Valley/Dual County — Acton-Boxboro: Ryan Grady, Yanni Pappas. Andover: Matthew Belluche, Cade Dillman, Jake Lachance, Zach Laramie (MVP), Michael Reilly, Matt Sharrio. Bedford: James Demeo, Josh Parrella, Ryan Tramonte. Billerica: Matt Livingston, Scott Murphy. Boston Latin: Owen Connolly, Frank Linso, Sam Mastrogiacomo, Brendan McLaughlin, Nick O’Connell. Cambridge: Harry Bayly, Mihir Edulbreham, Freddie Gould, Skyler Heller, Myles Patton. Central Catholic: Joseph Biddle, Sean Brown, Eric Lester, Thomas Manty, Matt Pasquale, Matt Poulin, Will Winship. Chelmsford: Jim Benton, Jake Greene. Concord-Carlisle: Henry Nelson, Tim Richardson. Dracut: Jake Callery, Kyle McManus. Haverhill: Tyler Barnhart, Brian Mackie. Lowell: Ben Asselin, Matt Asselin, Connor Barter, Patrick Cote, Brendan DeMarco, Tyler Doucette, Thomas Hassett. Methuen: Brett Blackwell, Patrick Cooper, Connor Dickson, Ryan Mackey, Justin Pitari. Newton South: Johnny Baker, Sergey Bezrukov, Baxter Cardamore, Arnon Goldberg, Yuval Levy, Andrew Pratt. North Andover: Matt Bosco, Tyler Buonopane, Ben Carlson, Nolan Heinze, Zach Keating, Matt Lucy, Patrick Moran. Tewksbury: Richard Colarusso, Ryan Flynn, Jonathan Fowler, Stephen Johnson, Ryan Morris, Colby Pierce, Ryan Sheehan. Waltham: Steve Giardina, Charlie LeClair, Kyle Penton. Wayland: Christian Boschetto, Mike Jones, Andrew Ludwig, Joe Lydon, Scott McCarthy. Westford: Joe MacDonald, Matt Ricci. Weston: Max Barsamian, Cooper Griffin, Preston Grundy, Fred Herhily.

Middlesex — Arlington: Michael Curran, Jeffrey McDonald (MVP), Kevin Ouellette (MVP), Jack Pinard, Sean Tomaszewski. Belmont: Kevin Dacey. Burlington: Paul Barbieri, Frank Bonanno, Drew Metzdorf, Patrick O’Halloran (MVP). Melrose: Matt Bowers. Reading: Nick Miele, Kevin Tobin, Michael Tobin. Stoneham: Jake Burridge, Jake Paonessa. Wakefield: Thomas Harrington. Wilmington: Ryan St. Jean. Winchester: Jack Keane.

Northeastern — Danvers: Matt Taylor. Marblehead: Braden Haley. Swampscott: Mike Johnson, Louis Oliveri. Winthrop: David Barry, Henry Brooks, Charlie Page (MVP).

Old Colony — Barnstable: Dan Black, Joe Cordiero, Brian Frieh, Colby Howell. Bridgewater-Raynham: Brian Cellini, Joey McDermott, Ben Thorne, Colin Trahon. Dartmouth: Max Andraden, Murphy Lepage, Colby Serpa, Scott Shorrock.

Patriot — Duxbury: Ted Griffin, Lee Kennedy (MVP), Hunter Smith. Hanover: Drew Cratty, Michael McGlame, Connor Morris, Zach Taylor. North Quincy: Austin Lee, Hunter Phillips. Pembroke: Cam Judkins, Connor Pijanowski, Zach Simpson. Plymouth North: Monty Gray, Josh Kierstead, Declan Tierney. Plymouth South: Sean Colbert (MVP). Quincy: Griffin Lynch, Owen Lynch, Pat Quirk. Scituate: Jake McCarthy, Dave Murray. Silver Lake: Josh Chapman, Jimmy McKenna. Whitman-Hanson: Dave Perry.

South Coast — Apponequet: Dylan Hanson. Bourne: Chase Lapworth, Christian Mulkern. Dighton-Rehoboth: Chris Fernandes, Matt McDonald. Greater New Bedford: Zack Berube, Jake Lopes, Josh Morton. Old Rochester: Landon Goguen, Sam Henrie, Noah Strawn. Wareham: Derek Miller.

South Shore — Abington: Kevin O’Neil, Justin Richards. Cohasset: Michael Cohen (MVP), Jimmy Farren, Conor Joslin, Aidan McHugh. East Bridgewater: Alex Rose. Hull: Kevin Donohoe, Jonathan O’Donnell, Nick Sclafani. Upper Cape: Josh Winiarski. Norwell: Grady Doyle, Aiden Fuller, Pat Hennessy, Cormac Perry, Joe Trebino. Rockland: Joe Campanile, Matt Dunn, Mike Flaherty, Chris McHugh, Dan McHugh, Harry O’Brien, Joe Yeadon.

Tri-Valley — Ashland: Jackson Hornung. Bellingham: Jason Robiaoux, Sean Williamson. Dover-Sherborn: Joe Paolatto (MVP). Hopkinton: William Abbott, Owen Delaney, Steve Simoes. Medfield: Brian Abley. Medway: Collin Curley, Andrew Diebus. Westwood: Justin Anderson, Tim Dalton, Ben Lewis.

How we picked the team

The All-Scholastic boys’ hockey team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by James Duffy and David Souza. Photos by Mark Lorenz.