Boys’ Hockey Preview 2014: Poland/Gray-New Gloucester/Oak Hill 26ers


Coach: Travis Jalbert (second year)

Conference: Class A East

Last year: 4-13-1

Returning letter-winners: Seniors — Nick Hemond (G), Ethan Cailler (F), Ryan Lavoie (F); Juniors —  Isaiah Dubois (F), Jacob Baggs (D); Sophomores — Deryk Belanger (F), Jason Cote (F).

Key losses: Nevin Rand (F), Kaleb Bridgham (D).

Promising newcomers: Junior — Conor Drouin (F); Sophomore — Riley Lavoie (D); Freshmen — Bailey Drouin (F), Brandon Pelton (F), Logan Nickerson (D), Jason Holmquist (G). 


Season outlook: The addition of the Oak Hill co-op brings seven new faces to the program. With just seven returning players from last year’s squad, the new co-op comes at the perfect time for the 26ers. They will have to mesh quickly and familiarize themselves with each other in order to find success. The 26ers are led by all-state forward Ethan Cailler on offense and all-state goaltender Nick Hemond on defense. Both will be crucial to getting Poland/Gray-NG/Oak Hill back to the playoffs.