1st DEFENSE: Nick Albano (Beverly Jr.)-Liam Gillis (Marblehead Sr.)
2nd DEFENSE: Kyle Koopman (Marblehead Soph.)-Ty Costello (Masconomet Sr.)
3rd DEFENSE: Patrick McCarthy (Peabody Soph.)-Trevor Gelineau (Marblehead Sr.)
STARTING GOALIE: Tim Birarelli (Beverly Jr.)
A DOZEN OTHER PLAYERS I’D TAKE ON MY TEAM ANY DAY ...
Matt Hamor, Beverly Sr. D: Bearded blue liner was a defensive rock but found his offensive game in Panthers’ run to state title.
Mitch Nekoroski, Masconomet Sr. G: Came virtually out of nowhere to backbone an excellent Chieftains’ defense and share of Cape Ann League title.
Matty Flynn, Danvers: Used every ounce of ability God gave him whenever you put his blades on the ice. All heart and tough as a Chara slapshot.
Brett Harring, Salem: No one deserved a taste of the postseason more than this four-year starter for the Witches (which thankfully, he received).
Owen Piccariello, Marblehead Soph. C: After a fine 10th grade season, could see his numbers as a junior take a huge leap forward.
Reed Foster, Peabody: Seems to thrive taking punishment in front of other team’s net in order to jam home another goal.
Mark Etherington, St. John’s Prep Sr. C: Bided his time with Eagles — and when it came this winter, he delivered big time.
Jared Brann, Masconomet Sr. C: Loved his game in all three zones, particularly neutral ice and how dogged he was in his own end.
Ryan Santo, Beverly Sr. LW: Not flashy or explosive, but steady as they come. Perfect fit on Beverly’s first line with the mercurial Irving.
Alex Taylor, Danvers Jr. G: The definition of a goaltender who plays big in the biggest games, ‘AT’ constantly proves detractors wrong.
Sam Petri, Salem Jr. F: Sneaky good at many offensive aspects of the game had a penchant for coming up big when Salem needed him most.