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March 25, 2013

2013 Salem News Boys Hockey All-Stars

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CONNOR IRVING

Beverly Junior

Center

Formed with cousin Andrew to be one of the most potent 1-2 scoring punches in recent memory ... Led North Shore in scoring with 45 points ... Also topped the area in assists (30) ... With 141 career points, he sits third on Beverly's all-time list and is 32 points away from taking the top spot ... His 91 career assists are best in BHS puck annals ... Team captain was NEC all-star and All-Conference selection ... League MVP as a sophomore ... Had four points in a game four times ... Would like to do a PG year after his final season at Beverly High.

TOM KOOPMAN

Marblehead Junior

Left Wing

Had a blistering month of February in which he averaged nearly three points a game ... Finished as Headers' leading scorer with 43 points (23 goals, 20 assists), which was tied for second on the North Shore ... Had two goals in postseason ... Team captain as an 11th grader ... Classic power forward prototype (6-foot, 210 lbs.) ... Ended the season at plus-31 ... Had two goals and two assists in a win over archrival Swampscott ... Played with freshmen twin brothers Matt and Kyle ... Carries 3.7 GPA ... Said older brother Ben and cousins Jake Kulevich and Alex Perry have been his biggest influences athletically. 

IAN MAAG

Marblehead Senior

Center

Six-foot-1 captain finished the season with a remarkable plus-minus rating of plus-31 ... Had a hat trick to power Headers to a 4-2 tournament victory over Rockport ... Led his team in assists with 22 ... Second on club in scoring with 36 points ... Northeastern Conference all-star ... Had a pair of 4-point games this winter ... Plans on doing a post-graduate year ... Marblehead's nominee for Salem News Student-Athlete award ... Also an all-star in football ... Finished career with 80 points (32 goals, 48 assists).

CHRIS MINTER

Peabody Senior

Defenseman

Northeastern Conference North All-League selection ... Steady, sturdy and skilled on the Tanners' back line ... Led all Peabody defensemen in scoring (3 goals, 7 assists) and placed fourth overall on the squad ... Tied for second on club in assists ... Two of his goals were game-winners, including one with two minutes remaining to beat Winthrop ... Playing in Mass. Senior All-Star Game in Worcester this past weekend ... NEC All-Star ... Outstanding Senior Award ... Heading to Salem State.

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