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March 21, 2014

Salem News Boys Hockey 2013-14 all-star team

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STEPHEN GANLEY

Danvers, Junior

Defenseman

Physical blue liner used his 6-foot, 200-pound frame to his fullest advantage ... NEC all-star ... Led all Falcon defensemen in goals (5), assists (9) and points (14) ... Fourth on his team in scoring ... Averaged better than 30 minutes of ice time a night in the second half of the season ... Had game-winning goal in 3-2 season opening victory over Winthrop ... Scored game-winning goal as Danvers clinched playoff berth on the final day of the season, a 2-0 victory over Saugus ... Had playoff goal in win over Amesbury.

LIAM GILLIS

Marblehead, Senior

Defenseman

Captain could pack a wallop at 6-foot and 225 pounds to unsuspecting forwards who dared venture too far into the Headers’ zone ... Second among all North Shore rearguards in scoring with 6 goals, 19 assists and 25 points ... Had a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-3 season opening win over Gloucester ... NEC All-Conference ... Had two assists in Marblehead’s 4-1 quarterfinal win over second-seeded North Reading ... Finished with 13-45-58 career numbers ... Looking to play college football at Bentley, St. Anselm or Endicott ... Thanks his grandfather for attending all of his games and continually giving him positive advice.

JOE GRIFFIN

Masconomet, Junior

Left Wing/Defense

Middleton resident began the season on defense but was moved up to the Chieftains’ first line because of his outstanding offensive abilities ... Led Masconomet in scoring with 32 points, including a team-high 22 assists ... Cape Ann League All-League selection ... Owner of a 3.9 grade point average ... Had a pair of assists in two playoff games ... Huge game late in the season vs. Amesbury with two goals and three assists ... Had three points two nights earlier vs. Bishop Fenwick ... Thinking of doing a post-graduate year or playing junior hockey.

BRETT HARRING

Salem, Senior

Goaltender

Battled early season injuries and came back to post the best numbers of his four-year varsity career ... Witches’ captain went 6-5-3 between the pipes with a 2.20 goals-against average and .931 save percentage (second-best in the area) ... Guided Salem to a playoff berth for the first time in seven years ... Had shutouts over East Boston (3-0), Somerville (1-0) and Rockport (4-0) ... Had season-high 41 saves in win over Somerville, then another 39 vs. the Highlanders in the rematch ... Three-time NEC all-star was also team MVP ... Finished with more than 2,000 career saves ... Will attend either Mass. Maritime Academy or Maine Maritime Academy.

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