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2015-16 ESPNBoston MIAA All-State Boys Hockey Team

Providence-bound Pope Francis forward Riley Prattson leads off our sixth annual All-State Team. Al DiLascia

FIRST TEAM

F – Riley Prattson, Jr., Pope Francis

The junior emerged as the Cardinals’ high-scoring forward after the departure of the top three scorers from a season ago. The Providence commit led the Cardinals to the Super 8 semifinals for the third consecutive season, leading the team in goals (25) and assists (28), to go along with a Division 1-leading 53 points.

F – Kayser Raei, Sr., BC High

The do-it-all winger for the Eagles this season, the offense had the tendency to run through the 5-foot-8 senior. Raei led BC High with 35 assists, a testament to his on-ice vision, and tacked on 14 goals for a total of 49 points, leading the Eagles to an undefeated regular season, and the top overall seed in the Div. 1A Super 8 tournament.

F – Neil Shea, Soph., Marshfield

Very quietly, the University of Maine commit accumulated 49 points on the season, leading the Rams to yet another Atlantic Coast League title. However, the winger was anything but quiet in the postseason, leading the Rams to their first Div. 1 South finals appearance since 2013. Shea finishes his short stint at Marshfield with 81 career points, and will enroll at Lawrence Academy in the fall.

D – Josh Boulos, Sr., Burlington

The hard-hitting defenseman closes out his career with back-to-back ESPN Boston All-State honors after another dominant season. The six-foot-three senior led Burlington in points (26) with 21 assists and five goals, as the Red Devils secured the No. 5 seed in the Super 8 tournament.

D – Pat Harrington, Sr., Malden Catholic

The senior was the anchor of the defense, and the quarterback of the offense, a rare trait in a blue liner. Harrington supplied shutdown defense, as evident in the Lancers’ Super 8 Championship run (five goals allowed), and stepped up from the offensive blue line. The defender led the team in points (25), registering 11 goals and 14 assists.

G – Kyle Martin, Sr., St. Johns Prep

Another outstanding season for the senior goaltender, as he led St. John’s Prep to within an overtime period of back-to-back Super 8 titles. Martin yielded just 18 goals against top-level competition and turned aside 95 percent of the shots he saw, with five shutouts.

SECOND TEAM

F – Ian Murphy, Jr., BC High

Alongside Kayser Raei, the duo teamed up to form a lethal tandem throughout the season. Murphy finished a hair behind Raei in points (47), but led the team with 23 goals.

F – Matt Thomson, Jr., Reading

The junior was a significant reason behind Reading’s run to the Super 8 play-in game, leading the Rockets in goals (25) and points (40) to go along with 15 assists. Thomson also netted the overtime game-winner in the Div. 1 North quarterfinals during the Rockets short postseason run.

F – Jake Wise, Soph., Central Catholic

There was no sophomore slump for the Boston University commit, as Wise earned his second ESPN Boston All-State selection. Wise’s numbers were nearly identical from his freshman season, picking up 41 points with 16 goals and 25 points despite playing four less games.

D – Jayson Dobay, Soph., BC High

The sophomore blasted 12 goals from the blue line this season, adding another wrinkle into BC High’s already potent offense. Dobay also dished out 15 assists, accumulating 27 points.

D – Ryan Verrier, Jr., Austin Prep

Verrier has proven to be one of the best two-way defenders in the state over his career, as the junior used his speed to score 15 goals, which lead all Div. 1 defensemen. He is just as influential on the defensive side of the puck, as the Cougars defense excelled at limiting shots on net.

G – Sean Dynan, Jr., Reading

The junior was a stingy backstop for the Rockets this season, as Reading used Dynan’s excellent year to earn a Super 8 play-in opportunity. The netminder played all but five periods this season, allowing just 1.38 goals per game, stopping shots at a 93.5 percent clip.

THIRD TEAM

F – Justin Alves, Jr., Woburn

As the Tanners were decimated by injuries this season, Alves was one of the few stars able to stay healthy, keeping Woburn in the Super 8 hunt until the regular season finale.

F – Cam Peritz, Jr., Pope Francis

One of three lethal forwards the Cardinals had on the first line this season, Peritz nearly matched Prattson point-for-point on the year, tallying 47 points with 19 goals and 28 assists.

F – Kevin Tobin, Jr., Reading

The junior forward was a standout this season, using his speed and skill to fuel a breakout season. Tobin was second on the team in points (31) and goals (19), adding an additional 12 assists.

D – Billy Roche, Sr., BC High

The fourth member of BC High’s starting five to be selected to the ESPN Boston All-State team, Roche was the hard-hitting member of the Eagles’ defensive core with his 6-foot-2 frame. Roche also mixed into the offense, with seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points.

D – Dan Petrick, Jr., Pope Francis

The Northeastern commit was once again the anchor on Cardinals blue line, matching his goal output from his sophomore campaign with eight to go along with 14 assists on the season.

G – Mike Purnell, Sr., Medway

The senior once again lived up the preseason hype, allowing 1.30 goals per game and stopping 93.8 percent of shots. Purnell made seven stops during a shootout loss to Scituate in the postseason.

Honorable Mention

Sean Brown, Fr. F, Central Catholic

Bryce Chaput, Soph. F, Nashoba

Landon Hasenfuss, Sr. F, Hanover

Collin Murphy, Jr. D, Austin Prep

David McDonough, Sr. G, Braintree

Marc O’Rourke, Jr. D, Hingham

Scott Shorrock, Jr. F, Dartmouth

Matt Solviletti, Sr. F, Arlington Catholic

Devan Tongue, Soph. F, Pope Francis

Matt Treiber, Sr. F, Medfield