Boys’ Hockey Preview 2014: Winthrop/Maranacook


Coach: Chip Jones (second year)

Conference: Class B West

Last season: 7-12, lost in first round 

Returning letter-winners: Seniors — Peter Prescott (F), Bailey Clark (F), Denver Cram (F), James Canwell (F), Zack Phinney (D); Junior — Zac Godbout (D).

Key losses: Nick Lacasse (F), Jared Hansen (F).

Promising newcomers: Freshman — Eli Bulba (G).

Season outlook: The Hawks’ roster looks a lot like last year’s team as they don’t have a fresh face in the locker room. That doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of a breakout year under second-year coach Chip Jones. Sophomores Zack Davidson and Sam Johnson are expected to see plenty of minutes at the varsity level. Sophomore Brandon Baxter and freshman Eli Bulba will battle for time between the pipes. Jones and the Hawks are taking the one-game-at-a-time approach and are looking to stay competitive in every contest this season.