Heading into the new prep hockey season, there are plenty of players who have a high expectation of production.
Kimball Union’s Jack Sadowski (Arlington, Mass.) is a good one at forward. New Hampton’s Cam Caron (Dracut, Mass.) is another. So is Alex LoGuercio at Frederick Gunn. St. Mark’s Calvin Beard (Southboro, Mass.) and Holderness’ Caeden Herrington (Manchester, Vt.) are good examples on defense. Sam Caulfield (Needham, Mass.) of Milton Academy was tied for the region lead in save percentage last season. He’s expected to be one of the top netminders again this season.
Those are just a few of many players with already lofty expectations.
But what about breakout players? They are the ones that make the biggest difference. They turn middle-of-the-pack teams into Elite 8 contenders. They turn Elite 8 hopefuls into favorites. They are X-factors.