ESPN Boston's MIAA Boys' Hockey All-State Team

First Team:

All-StateF – Brendan Collier, Sr., Malden Catholic

The two-time ESPN Boston All-Stater closed out his senior season with a second straight Super 8 title and claimed our Mr. Hockey Award. The Charlestown native and Boston University commit scored 26 goals with assists for 65 points, a figure which led all Division 1 scorers. Collier, who also plays golf and lacrosse at MC, plans on playing a year of juniors next year before joining the Terriers.

All-StateF – Ryan Fitzgerald, Jr., Malden Catholic

The Lancers’ top-line pivot makes his second All-State team appearance, his first on the First Team. The North Reading native and Boston College commit again eclipsed the 50-point plateau (31-21-52), despite missing the first couple weeks of the season with a shoulder injury, and helped the Lancers to their second straight Super 8 title.

All-StateF – Sam Kurker, Sr., St. John’s Prep

When looking up the term power forward, the Eagles senior winger and captain fit the mold. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound forward finished with 32 goals and 28 assists for 60 points. The Boston University commit has also seen time with U.S. National Team Development Program and skated with the U-18 select team at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament during the summer.

All-StateD – Colin MacGillivray, Jr., Malden Catholic

The Lancers blue-liner is made in the mold of an old school rugged defenseman. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Peabody native played on MC’s top pairing through the season while posting three goals and 10 assists for 10 points for the repeat Super 8 champions.

All-StateD – Nikko Markham, Sr., St. Mary’s (Lynn)

The Catholic Central Conference Most Valuable Player and Spartans captain finished a sound career by leading St. Mary’s to a No. 2 seed in the Super 8. The Salem native was among the top point-scoring blue-liners in the state with six goals and 12 assists for 18 points.

All-StateG – Peter Cronin, Jr., BC High

For the second straight season, the Eagles went as their netminder went, and Cronin led BC High to its first Super 8 finals appearance since 2007. Playing in each of the Eagles’ 25 games, the Norwell resident posted a 2.00 goals against average and a 91.7 save percentage.

2nd Team:

All-StateF – Kevin Emmerling, Sr., St. John’s (Shrewsbury)

Perhaps the most skilled skater in the state, the Pioneers’ center provided a dynamic offensive punch to their Super 8 run. The Whitinsville native finished third in Division 1 scoring with 26 goals and 30 assists for 56 points. Emmerling is exploring his options for next year and hopes to play college hockey.

All-StateF – Conal Lynch, Sr., Boston Latin

Lynch also showed that Charlestown is again a hotbed of hockey, carrying the Wolfpack to a DCL/MVC Div. 2 championship. Lynch finished second in Division 2 in scoring with 35 goals and 18 assists for 53 points. The Wolfpack captain is weighing his options in pursuing prep or junior hockey next year.

All-StateF – Matt Sullivan, Sr., BC High

The senior captain was a true two-way center with a high hockey IQ. The Duxbury resident anchored the Eagles’ top line, scoring 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points and lifting BC High to its first Super 8 final appearance since 2007. He is pursuing prep and junior hockey opportunities for next season.

All-StateD – Casey Fitzgerald, Fr., Malden Catholic

The younger brother of Ryan, Casey catapulted himself onto the scene in his first year, filling the role of a puck-moving defenseman previously held by former All-Stater Conor Evangelista. The North Reading resident and Boston College commit tallied two goals and 15 assists for 17 points in his first year.

D – Peter Sikalis, Sr., Acton-Boxborough

The Colonials’ captain was the impetus behind their run to the D1 North semifinals. Sikalis had eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points while eating up boatloads of ice time for head coach Bob Lavin. The imposing 6-foot-3 defenseman is exploring his hockey options for next year.

All-StateG – David Letarte, Sr., St. John’s Prep

The captain has been the Eagles’ backbone during the last three seasons, leading Prep back to the Super 8 once again. Letarte had a 2.08 goals against average and a 91.3 save percentage in 18 games played. He is currently mulling over college and junior hockey offers for next year.

“Best of the Rest”

Nick Bertoni, F, Franklin

Tom Besinger, F, BC High

Tommy Bishop, F, Chelmsford

Matt Brazel, F, Hingham

Trevor Cimino, F, Burlington

Frank Crinella, F, Springfield Cathedral

Paul Curran, F, Milton

Vin D’Amato, F, St. John’s (Shrewsbury)

Jarrod Fitzpatrick, F, St. Mary’s (Lynn)

James Gordon, F, Hingham

Danny Holland, F, Woburn

Mike Iovanna, F, Malden Catholic

Connor Irving, F, Beverly

Mike Kelleher, F, Central Catholic

Chris Leblanc, F, Winthrop

Bobby Mullins, St. Mary’s (Lynn)

Ara Nazarian, F, Malden Catholic

Andrew Newis, F, Natick

Jack O’Hear, F, Catholic Memorial

Cam O’Neill, F, St. Mary’s (Lynn)

Jake O'Rourke, F, Medway

Cam Owens, F, Wilmington

Brian Pinho, F, St. John’s Prep

Dalton Rolli, F, Wilmington

Joe Strangie, F, Danvers

D.J. Walsh, F, Needham

Bryan Carter, D, Hudson

Connor Fenton, D, Braintree

Brian Furey, D, BC High

Pat Houghton, D, Westford Academy

Steve Mattos, D, Burlington

Nick Pandalena, D, St. John’s Prep

Jake Secatore, D, Woburn

Brendan White, D, Malden Catholic

Joe Cerulo, G, Wakefield

Jordan Davis, G, Norwood

Mike Donadio, G, Franklin

Bailey MacBurnie, G, St. Mary’s (Lynn)

Connor Murray, G, Needham

Connor Roddy, G, Medfield

Shane Starrett, G, Catholic Memorial

Steven Waites, G, Winthrop

Kyle Williams, G, Central Catholic

Coach of the Year

Chris Spillane, Franklin

Losing 15 seniors off of 2011's Division 2 state finalist team posed no problem to Spillane in guiding his team back to the Garden again. The 13-year Panthers bench boss is regarded as one of the finest in the state, but no season might have been more impressive for Spillane than getting this team back to the finals.


Karl Infanger, Natick

Mark Lee, St. Mary’s (Lynn)

John McLean, Malden Catholic