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Coach: Mike Gorra, 5th season as head coach, 9th season as a Spartan coach.

Assistant: Jason Conway, Shepaug Class of '96 .

2011-12 record: 1-16-3.

Lost to graduation: All-state goaltender Peter Dauten, all-state forward Jack Ryan, Stephen Nalband and Alex Howe.

2012-13 captains: Greg Valentine of Shepaug Valley, Tyler Smith of Nonnewaug and Ryan Gannon of Litchfield.

Coach's outlook: "We picked up some strong players who will more than fill the holes left by graduation and add some scoring power. We will be much more competitive with Division 3 teams in South-West Conference and in the rest of the state. Much of the success will depend on the adjustment of Anthony Graziani of Shepaug in switching from forward to goalie. He has shown great promise in the pre-season. If he continues to improve, we should be fine."

Seniors: Greg Valentine, Gavin Hauspurg, Anthony Graziani and Kate Butler, of Shepaug; Tyler Smith, of Nonnewaug; Ryan Gannon and Rob Murray, of Litchfield.

Juniors: Sam Jones and Kyle Goldstein, of Shepaug; Clayton Ambler and Kevin Boylan, of Nonnewaug.

Sophomores: Brendan Dowler, Christian Stuart, Travis Fitch, Mike Galinski and Andrew Loya, of Shepaug; Aleksey Warner, Drew Benjamin and Will Kopley, of Nonnewaug.

Freshman: Creighton Moore, of Shepaug.