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Chris Ryan Jr. Fwd. Holy Cross

For a second straight year Ryan was one of the most dangerous snipers in the entire CHSHL and led the ‘B’ division in scoring with a remarkable 30 goals and 16 assists for 46 points. Give the Flushing native...

First Team

Chris Ryan Jr. Fwd. Holy Cross

For a second straight year Ryan was one of the most dangerous snipers in the entire CHSHL and led the ‘B’ division in scoring with a remarkable 30 goals and 16 assists for 46 points. Give the Flushing native an ice cube worth of space and he will find a way to bury the puck in the back of the net. The 2003 TimesLedger CHSHL Player of the Year manages to score at will despite almost constantly being shadowed.

Paul LiVecchi Sr. Fwd. Molloy

A fantastic skater with great hands and the body of a football defensive end, LiVecchi could do just about everything for Molloy. The Richmond Hill native finished tied with four others — including teammates Sean Kearney and Bryan Elfant — for sixth in the CHSHL ‘B’ division in scoring with 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 points. “He’s the type of kid you wish you could clone and make 20 of him,” Molloy coach Richie Rodgers said.

Nick Carpanini Sr. Fwd. St. Francis Prep

Despite almost constant double and triple shifting, Carpanini was one of the top forwards in the CHSHL ‘A’ division. He finished tied for fifth in the league with 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 points and was a major reason St. Francis Prep improved from 2-11-2 last year to 7-9 this year.

Chris Massi Jr. Def. Molloy

Rodgers said he was lucky to have such a solid group of defensemen, and Massi led the way. The junior from Flushing was a phenomenal two-way defenseman for the Stanners. “He has a great shot from the point and keeps the puck low,” Rodgers said. “He’s very smart and doesn’t take too many penalties.”

Charlie Foulds Jr. Def. St. Francis Prep

Quite simply, Charlie Foulds was THE St. Francis Prep defense. With defensemen dropping like flies to ineligibility, Foulds was the lone true defenseman for much of the year for the Terriers. The College Point native excelled with the extended ice time, rarely missing a shift or a check.

Stephan Buccellato So. Gtnd. St. Francis Prep

Buccellato didn’t play every game for St. Francis Prep; in fact, he probably missed more games than he played. But when he was between the pipes, Buccellato was one of the CHSHL’s best. The Whitestone resident has all the makings of a star goalie. He has the size, the hands and the quick reflexes and should be one of the top players in the league over the next two years.

Second Team

Stephen Ferguson Fr. Fwd. McClancy

So much for struggling to adjust to high school hockey. Ferguson filled the void left by graduated Jason Andjelovic quite nicely, shattering the school’s freshman scoring records, finishing third in the CHSHL ‘C’ division with 28 goals and 22 assists for 50 points. “He was the jackpot for us,” said McClancy coach Mike Brenneis. “He played extremely well as a freshman on a varsity squad and we’re looking for him to do great things in the ‘B’ division next year.”

Chris Anastasio Jr. Fwd. Holy Cross

Sure, Anastasio was a defenseman for two years on the junior varsity, but Knights coach Mike Mitchell thought he would be perfect on the first line with Chris Ryan and Pat McHugh. He was right. The Middle Village native, whose brother Andrew was a standout at Molloy, finished third in the CHSHL ‘B’ division in scoring with 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points.

John Del Rios Sr. Fwd. Christ the King

Del Rios never received the recognition that some of the top borough hockey players do, maybe because his team has struggled for much of his time at Christ the King. But that doesn’t mean the power forward from Glendale doesn’t deserve it. He scored two goals in a 3-0 win over St. Edmund, the Royals’ first win in more than a year in December. “Johnny has come a long way, and he just gets better and better as time goes by,” Christ the King coach Chris Duffy said. “Anything you ask Johnny to do, he’ll do. He just works hard.”

Rob DiRico Sr. Def. Holy Cross

A three-year varsity player, DiRico started out as a defenseman, moved to forward last year and went back to defense this year. “He played solid defense every game out and was a good leader,” Mitchell said. “His leadership and stable play on defense helped a lot.” DiRico’s older brother Vic was a standout goalie for Holy Cross, graduating in 2000.

Ryan Ferguson Sr. Def. McClancy

The older brother of Stephen Ferguson, Ryan was a major reason McClancy dominated the CHSHL ‘C’ division and won the championship. The Astoria native finished tied for eighth in the league with 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points. “I thought he had a great year. He’s a quality defenseman both offensively and defensively,” Brenneis said. “He doesn’t panic; he’s very poised and skillful as a senior team leader.”

Sean Rock So. Gtnd. McClancy

When it looked like McClancy was about to drop Game 1 of the CHSHL ‘C’ division championship series to St. Raymond’s, Rock stoned them. The bigger the challenge, the better the two-time TimesLedger All-Queens goalie played. “He’s a performer,” Brenneis said. “He’s a playoff contender, and I’m sure every team in the city would like to have a goalie like him.”

Honorable Mention

Giancarlo Racanelli Sr. Fwd. St. Francis Prep

Jimmy Grogan Sr. Fwd. Molloy

Pat McHugh Sr. Fwd. Holy Cross

Gregg Neuendorf Sr. Def. Molloy

Joe Sadowsky Sr. Def. McClancy

Matt Cammarata Jr. Gtnd. Holy Cross

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