Players to Watch

John Carlson , Hingham: Attracting interest from multiple college programs, the 6-foot-1 defenseman netted 12 points last season as a sophomore.
Brendan Kelley , Milton: The 6-foot senior captain takes a leading role for the defending Division 1 South champs after collecting 8 goals and 16 assists working the pivot last year.

Luke Stevens , Duxbury: Just a sophomore, he made an impression with 4 goals and 3 assists and with his ability to control the puck in a five-game stint on the varsity last year. He is the son of four-time NHL All-Star and former Bruin Kevin Stevens.

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Troy Tenaglia , Braintree: The senior defenseman is a rugged presence on the blue line.

Trevor Trudeau, Rockland: The junior compiled a 2.99 goals against average last season, turning away 26 shots Division 3 South semifinal victory over Medfield.

Boys’ teams to watch:

(Listed with final 2011 records)

1. Hingham (17-6-2): The only public school program to qualify for the Super 8 last season.

2. Milton (19-4-3): The Wildcats are coming off a sensational run to the Division 1 state final.

3. Mansfield (15-5-3): Seven freshmen skated regular shifts in the Hornets’ run to the Division 2 South final.

4. Braintree (14-7-3): The defensive-minded Wamps are a serious threat for Bay State Carey title.

5. Rockland (17-6-1): Coach Mike Flaherty’s young club advanced to Division 3 South final last March.