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NORTH

SchoolCoachLast YearPlayers to WatchOutlook
BrunswickMike Routhier, second year2-15-1Greta White, junior, forward; Molly Taub, sophomore, forward; Hannah Wilkoff, freshman, defenseThe roster is filled largely with players who have just one or two years of hockey experience, so the team has a simple mantra: Get better each day.
Edward Little/Leavitt/PolandDana Berube, third year14-4-1, lost in North semifinalsMaranda Guimond, senior, goalie; Eve Martineau, sophomore, defense; Caroline Audette, sophomore, forwardBerube expects everyone in the North to still be chasing Lewiston and St. Dom’s, but the Red Hornets plan on being competitive both in the regular season and the playoffs.
GreelyMeghan Vaughn, first year6-13, lost in North quarterfinalsLeah Walker, senior, forward/defense; Camilla Lattanzi, junior, defense; Kerry Roberts, sophomore, forwardAfter winning three state titles in a seven-year span, the Rangers had a drop-off last season. They're looking to rebuild under a new coach, Vaughn, who moves over from Yarmouth.
Mt. Ararat/Morse/LisbonJeremy Saxton, second year3-14-1Ema Hawkes, junior, foward; Bre Hunter, junior, forward/defense; Lexie Saxton, junior, forwardMost of the players on the roster have come up through the middle school program, giving Saxton optimism that improvement is on the horizon.
St. Dominic/Winthrop/Gray-NGPaul Gosselin, 8th year14-5-2, lost in North finalBella Webster, sophomore, forward; Mady Boulet, junior, goalie; Gisele Ouellette, junior, defenseThe addition of Winthrop and Gray-New Gloucester players to the program means a bigger roster, which Gosselin said should assist in producing another competitive season for the Saints.
Yarmouth/FreeportDavid Intraversato, first year12-8, lost in North semifinalsEmma Moll, junior, forward; Olivia Bradford, sophomore, forward; Allie Perrotta, junior, goalieThe Clippers expect to be a good defensive team, anchored by returning goalie Perrotta and four solid players on the blue line.

SOUTH

SchoolCoachLast YearPlayers to WatchOutlook
Biddeford/Thornton/Wells/SanfordAdam Flynn, third year1-17Jillian Lewis, senior, defense; Lily Clough, junior, forward; Lily Stark, senior, forwardFlynn says his team is hungry to improve after going through a tough season, and he expects several freshmen to make an immediate impact.
Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete/South PortlandBob Mills, ninth year10-10, lost in South semifinalsNicloletta Coupe, junior, forward; Koto Yamada, junior, forward; Abbey Agrodnia, junior, defenseThe team has a good mix of experienced players and promising freshman, and Mills has high hopes for a deep playoff run.
Cheverus/Old Orchard BeachScott Rousseau, fourth year18-2-1, won state championshipTrinity Atwater, junior, goalie; Hannah Woodford, senior, defense; Lucia Pompeo, junior, centerAfter a championship run in which the Stags upset undefeated Lewiston in the state final, things are looking different this season because of the loss of several top players and a thin roster. Atwater, though, is one of the state's best goalies.
FalmouthRob Carrier, 11th year12-6-2, lost in South semifinalsSammantha Means, senior, forward; Hannah Dubinsky, senior, goalie; Kate Kinley, sophomore, forwardThough the roster had a lot of turnover during the offseason, Carrier believes his team has enough talent and experience to be a threat in the postseason.
Gorham/Bonny Eagle/Massabesic/WestbrookNat Germond, 10th year3-14-1Anna Nault, senior, defense; Brooke Guimond, sophomore, center; Cadence Howard, freshman, defenseWith seven seniors returning from last season, the team hopes to improve enough to contend for a postseason birth.
Portland/DeeringThomas Clifford, third year5-14, lost in South quarterfinalsCaroline Lerch, junior, forward; Elena Clifford, sophomore, defense; Lucy Howe, junior, forwardThe Bulldogs have a young and inexperienced roster, but Clifford is hopeful that his team will be able to contend for a postseason spot.
ScarboroughTaylor Fowler, first year14-5-1, lost in South finalAriella Swett, sophomore, goalie; Ali Mokriski, freshman, forward; Carrie Timpson, senior, forwardFowler takes over as coach of a team that made the South final last season and has high expectations this winter. Paige Spooner returns from an ACL injury after missing all of last season, but Calynn Gendreau is out for the year after hurting her ACL.
York/Traip/MarshwoodKevin Purdy, second year7-11-1, lost in South quarterfinalsSophia Santamaria , senior, forward; Erin Gray, senior, goalie; Jill Carr, sophomore, defenseThe Wildcats expect to be improved after losing only one senior from last year's team and adding some promising newcomers.