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2017 All-Metro Ice Hockey Teams

by Dylan Butler on
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 7:08 PM — @Dylan_Butler

Updated Wed, Mar 22, 2017 5:36 PM

Click here to see who made the 2017 All-Metro Ice Hockey Honorable Mention list 

2017 All-Metro Ice Hockey Player of the Year

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Ben Hurd
Ben Hurd

Height:5-9
Weight:170

Grade:Senior
Position:Forward

The Pelicans tore through 2016-17 on their way to the first state championship in program history and Hurd, who had 38 goals and 42 assists, played a major role in that. Hurd’s motor was unmatched as was intensity on every shift. His efforts earned him our All-Metro Player of the Year award and a spot on the D-II all-state first team. 

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2017 All-Metro Ice Hockey First Team

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Alexei Masanko
Alexei Masanko

Height:5-10
Weight:176

Grade:Senior
Position:Goaltender

Masanko gets the nod between the pipes after leading Don Bosco to the first state final in four years. The senior had a .931 save percentage and a 1.38 goals against average and recorded seven shutouts as the Ironmen nearly knocked off Delbarton in the final, and allowed just three goals twice this year.

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Gib Smith
Gib Smith

Committed to:Georgetown (lacrosse)

Height:6-0
Weight:180

Grade:Senior
Position:Defenseman

It’s one thing to have players who rack up statistics. It’s another to be a championship team. Pelham thrived on their ability to forecheck and relentlessly attack offensively. Smith’s defensive prowess allowed the Pelicans to play that style. The senior, who had 14 goals and 23 assists, also packs a shot of his own and took home DII all-state player of the year honors.
 

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Marshall Warren
Marshall Warren

Committed to:Harvard

Height:5-11
Weight:165

Grade:Junior
Position:Defense

A smooth-skating mobile defenseman who got bigger and stronger this year and played with necessary grit, the sophomore had six goals and six assists in 15 games. Already committed to Harvard University, Warren was one of 46 players nationwide to receive an invitation to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program Evaluation Camp. He could follow the same route as former Portledge standout Sonny Milano.

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Mickey Burns
Mickey Burns

Committed to:Vermont

Height:5-9
Weight:161

Grade:Junior
Position:Forward

Don Bosco’s depth of talent was on display all season, but Burns’ abilities stood out from the get-go. The junior committed to Vermont in December and then went on to score 21 goals and dish out 36 assists as the Ironmen reached the state championship game. Burns recorded three or more points in 11 games this year. 

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Jack Malone
Jack Malone

Committed to:Cornell

Height:6-0
Weight:175

Grade:Sophomore
Position:Forward

Malone got his feet wet last year as a freshman with eight goals and 15 assists, but after committing to Cornell over the summer and playing for the Unites States U17 team this year, his star power exploded. Malone pumped in 19 goals and 28 assists despite tons of scoring ability around him.

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2017 All-Metro Ice Hockey Second Team

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Tommy Spero
Tommy Spero

Height:5-9
Weight:181

Grade:Senior
Position:Goaltender

Tommy Spero sits alone at the top of the record books in both single-season shutouts (nine - 2015-16) and career shutouts (20) in state history. Spero goes down as an instant legend in the Mamaroneck hockey program and earned statewide honors when the coaches voted him as DI player of the year.
 

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Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon

Height:6-0
Weight:200

Grade:Senior
Position:Defenseman

Gordon increased his offensive output in his senior season scoring four goals and notching 16 assists as the Green Wave took home a second straight state championship and News12Varsity Tri-State No. 1 ranking. Gordon had four assists in two regular season meetings with Don Bosco and helped shut out Pope John in the Gordon final.

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Drew Morris
Drew Morris

Committed to:Maryland (lacrosse)

Height:5-11
Weight:160

Grade:Senior
Position:Defense

A smooth-skating defenseman and captain, Morris helped lead New Canaan to the CIAC Division I semifinals for the first time since 2011. Morris, a lacrosse goalie who is Maryland-bound, was defensively sound, a great facilitator and a threat to score from the blue line for the Rams. 

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Mark Benemerito
Mark Benemerito

Height:5-6
Weight:155

Grade:Senior
Position:Forward

Benemerito was one of the senior leaders for Delbarton as the Green Wave nearly went wire-to-wire as the top team in the Tri-State. Delbarton won its second state title in a row with the help of Benemerito's 23 goals and 16 assists. He recorded a point in 22 games this year including a goal in the state final.

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Derek Contessa
Derek Contessa

Height:6-2
Weight:190

Grade:Senior
Position:Forward

Derek Contessa finished his four-year career with over 50 goals and over 50 assists, as the senior continued to show up in big games for the Colts. Contessa recorded a goal and an assist in a come-from-behind win over Don Bosco and then added a hat trick against Delbarton in a 3-1 win over the top-ranked Green Wave.
 

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Jake Kinney
Jake Kinney

Height:5-11
Weight:175

Grade:Senior
Position:Forward

Kinney scored 30 goals and added 30 assists for the Panthers, leading Glen Rock to its first state title. He became the school’s all-time leading scorer this season and finished his illustrious four-year career with 199 points. Eleven times this season he eclipsed three points or more in a game and did it 29 times in his career.

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2017 All-Metro Ice Hockey Coach of the Year

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Anthony Yelovich
Anthony Yelovich

Position:Head Coach

The talent was always there when Anthony Yelovich took over Glen Rock this season. The Panthers lost 13 seniors from a state-finalist campaign, but the first-year coach instituted his own spin on things, built some team chemistry, and led the Panthers to the program's first-ever state championship. Glen Rock finished 22-3-4 on the season and ended the year on a 13-game unbeaten streak.

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