Meet the players selected to Newsday's All-Long Island ice hockey team for the 2012-13 season. - By Ian Cutler and Tom Liodice.
LONG ISLAND PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DANIEL PETERSON
St. Anthony's, Goalie, Senior
Peterson anchored the best defensive hockey team on Long Island, earning him Newsday Player of the Year honors. Peterson went 10-1-1 this season, allowing just 13 goals in 12 regular-season games (four shutouts), and shut teams down throughout the CHSHL playoffs to lead St. Anthony's to its second consecutive league title. In the postseason, Peterson posted a 4-0 record and allowed just six goals.
East Williston-Jericho, Forward, Senior
Bernot led the team in scoring with 43 goals and 35 assists, carrying the load offensively for a Wildcats squad that went undefeated on Long Island. Bernot had two goals in the Long Island championship victory over Connetquot-Sayville and two more prior to that in the Michelino championship clincher against Massapequa.
East Williston-Jericho, Defense, Freshman
Fox was a dominant offensive defenseman that led East Williston-Jericho to a Long Island championship, a 5-3 win over Connetquot-Sayville. Fox had 23 goals and 49 assists, including five goals in three Michelino playoff games and four assists in the Long Island championship. Even as a freshman, Fox stood out as the best player whenever he stepped onto the ice.
Chaminade, Forward, Senior
Henry led Chaminade in scoring with 27 goals, 20 assists and a +38 plus/minus. He stepped up in the playoffs to carry the Flyers to the league title game. Henry scored all four goals for Chaminade in a 4-1 victory in the deciding third game of the CHSAA semifinals against Iona Prep, and finished with seven goals in five postseason games.
St. Anthony's, Defense, Junior
Martino was the top defenseman for St. Anthony's, which allowed just 18 goals in 16 regular season games. Opposing coaches said he was one of the few defensemen in the league who put a scare into offensive players, and his leadership qualities, being named captain as an underclassman, helped carry the Friars to another CHSHL championship.
Half Hollow Hills, Forward, Senior
Sorkin was a dynamic offensive forward in Suffolk who ultimately led the league in scoring despite missing time midway through the season with an injury. He finished with 33 goals and 17 assists in 16 regular season games with six hat tricks. He also had another four goals and four assists in two playoff games.
Coach of the Year, East Williston-Jericho (22-1-1, 19-0 on Long Island)
Newsday's 2013 All-Long Island ice hockey team
Back row, from left: East Williston-Jericho's Jon Turk (coach), East Williston-Jericho's Matthew Bernot, Chaminade's James Henry, Half Hallow Hills' Ben Sorkin.
Front row, from left: St. Anthony's Matt Martino, East Williston-Jericho's Adam Fox, St. Anthony's Dan Peterson.
Newsday's 2013 All-Long Island ice hockey second team
Graham Turk, East Williston-Jericho, G, Senior
Gino Leocadi, Connetquot-Sayville, D, Senior
PJ DiMartino, Connetquot-Sayville, F, Senior
Joe Quinn, Levittown-Island Trees, F, Junior
Matthew O'Shaughnessy, St. John the Baptist, F, Senior
Michael Minarczyk, Chaminade, F, Senior