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March 25, 2013

2013 Salem News Boys Hockey All-Stars

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NUNZIO MORRETTI

Swampscott Junior

Center

Scored the biggest goal in school history with 6.2 seconds to play in regulation, beating Bedford, 3-2, to clinch the program's first-ever North championship ... Northeastern Conference all-star was second on team in scoring with 15 goals and 17 assists for 32 points ... Also second in playoff scoring with 3-6-9 totals ... Relentless worker on the ice was always making plays with and without the puck ... Had hat trick in win over Salem ...  Looking to eventually play prep school and/or Division 3 college hockey.

BILLY PRICE

St. John's Prep Senior

Goaltender

First-year starter from Danvers was immense for the Eagles, winning the starter's job in camp and never letting go ... Led the North Shore in wins with 16 ... Finished with a goals-against average of 1.52 and a save percentage of .918 ... Had shutouts over Xaverian and Arlington Catholic ... Only goalie in the area to record an assist ... Has 3.8 GPA ... Guided St. John's to its first Catholic Conference title in 19 years and its first-ever No. 1 seed in the Super 8 tournament ... Has been accepted at St. Anselm, Fairfield and Clarkson, among others.

JOE STRANGIE

Danvers Senior

Center

Two-year captain for the Falcons helped guide his team to its first Division 2 North final since 2005 ... Became the 14th DHS player to eclipse 100 career points, finishing with 114 (54 goals, 60 assists) ... Won 70 percent of his faceoffs, the best mark in the area ... Finished the year at plus-24 ... Led Danvers in assists (21) and was team's second-leading scorer (34 points) ... Had a hat trick and five points total in win over Saugus ... Had four assists in playoff rout over Somerville ... Finished postseason with a goal and eight assists in four games ... NEC all-star looking at UNH, Bryant, UMass Amherst or prep school.

P.J. USALIS

Bishop Fenwick Senior

Defenseman

Danvers native served as a team captain for the Crusaders ... Outstanding student possesses 4.1 grade-point average ... Led his team in defenseman scoring with two goals, nine assists and 11 points ... Catholic Central League all-star ... Finished with four goals and 17 assists for 21 career points ... Responsible defensively in his own end ... Had one of his best games against rival St. Mary's of Lynn ... Smart at choosing when to rush the puck up ice ... Also an outstanding lacrosse player who will continue that sport in college at Mass. Maritime Academy. 

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