Spartan ice hockey
Coach: Michael Gorra, 2nd season as head coach, sixth in the program.
2008-09 record: 5-14-1.
Losses to graduation: Carl Newton of Wamogo, a captain and all-state Division 3 and all-South-West Conference goaltender; Colin Gannon of Litchfield, a captain and defenseman; Martin Guth, a German exchange student at Litchfield, a defenseman and the team's leading scorer.
Coach's outlook: "We hope to build on the success of last season. After going a long time without a win, we were on the verge of qualifying for the state tournament but injuries kept us out. Returning players Justin Sannicandro, Samian Roy and Gunnar McIntyre at forward will be leaders in scoring this season and should receive conference-wide recognition. C.J. Cole will also play an important role on one of the top two lines. Stuart King and Ty Stinson will anchor the defense. Some newcomers like Jake Glaser, Adam Hiravy and Ryan and Sean Gannon should fit in well and get plenty of playing time. Sophomore goalie Peter Dauten will push senior Chase Burton for the top spot."
Seniors: Chase Burton (Wamogo), Stuart King (Litchfield), Morgan McCarthy, manager (Shepaug), Gunnar McIntyre (Litchfield), Bonnie Rossiter, manager (Shepaug), Samian Roy (Shepaug), Justin Sannicandro (Litchfield), Tyler Stinson (Shepaug).
Juniors: C.J. Cole (Shepaug), Sean Gannon (LItchfield), Jake Glaser (Shepaug).