NHR Top 25 Connecticut High School Hockey Players to Watch for 2011-2012

The New Haven Register released its annual “Top 25 Players to Watch” for the upcoming Connecticut high school hockey season:

PLAYER TEAM POSITION YEAR
Joe Bianchi Amity Forward Senior
Christian Blais Newtown Forward Junior
Dave Canafarotta Notre Dame-Fairfield Forward Junior
Tyler Carbone Cheshire Goalie Senior
Colby Cretella Notre Dame-West Haven Forward Senior
Brandon Dadio Hamden Defense Senior
Dylan Hart New Canaan Forward Senior
Ethan Holdaway Glastonbury Forward Senior
Christian “CK” Keator St. Joseph Forward Junior
Matt Kobyra Wilton Forward Senior
Christian Lacroix Notre Dame-Fairfield Forward Sophomore
Steven Lambrinakos Trinity Catholic Forward Senior
Brandon Lemire Enfield/Fermi Forward Senior
Stephen Marsico East Haven Forward Sophomore
Danny McMullan Ridgefield Defense Junior
Jon Meissner Wilton Defense Senior
Adam Mink West Haven Forward Senior
Drew Mozzer Glastonbury Forward Senior
Max Rothston Darien Goalie Senior
Mike Troiano West Haven Forward Senior
A.J. Unker Fairfield Prep Forward Senior
Andy Vargas Hamden Goalie Senior
David White Fairfield Prep Forward Junior
Sean Wilkinson Ridgefield Forward Senior
Tom Worsfold Fairfield Prep Defense Senior

A few notable omissions that we feel deserve some mention here:

PLAYER TEAM POS CLASS NOTES
Christian Marchi South Windsor G Senior > 2010-2011 Stats: 13-5-0, 1.97 GAA, .912 SV%
Dylan Podbielski North Branford F Junior > Came on strong at the end of last season with 5 goals in final 4 games of the year.
> Finished 2010-2011 with 14-9-23 line.
Joe Bonazelli South Windsor F Senior > 2010-2011 CHSCA D1 All-State, 1st Team
> 35-point scorer (21g, 14a) last season.
Joe DaMota Masuk F Sophomore > Netted 10 goals as a freshman in 2010-2011.
Mike Mattson Joel Barlow F Senior > 2010-2011 CHSCA D3 All-State, 2nd Team
> 24g, 9a as a junior
Rich DeCarlo East Haven F Senior > Senior captain for the Yellow Jackets
> 15g, 24a as a junior
Rob Celentano Branford F Senior > 10-9-19 scoring line as a junior.
Ryan Borsari Watertown/Pomperaug F Senior > 17-20-37 for the 2011 CT D3 hockey champs
Sam Amendola North Branford D Senior > Senior captain for the T-Birds
> All-NHC defenseman in 2011
Trevor St.Onge Watertown/Pomperaug G Junior UPDATE: Apparently Trevor St. Onge has decided to play U16 Midget AAA this season and is not playing for Watertown/Pomperaug.

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