Not only did the Waupaca boys’ hockey team have the top player in the Great Northern Conference this season, it also had the coach of the year.
Senior forward Jared Erickson was one of four Comets to receive all-conference honors from the GNC, while coaches named Dave Crisman as the top coach.
Junior forward Austin Erickson made the second team, while sophomore Walker Smith and junior Ben Stone received honorable mention.
Great Northern Conference
All-Conference Boys’ Hockey Teams
Goalie: Jacob Stephan, senior, Northland Pines.
Defenseman: Jackson Charlesworth, junior, Antigo; Matt Wolter, senior, Antigo.
Forward: Alex Nagel*, sophomore, Antigo; Jared Erickson*, senior, Waupaca; Zach Kennedy, senior, Northland Pines.
Goalie: Ryan Schmidt, junior, Antigo.
Defenseman: Austin McCarthy, senior, Mosinee; Brandon Hunt, senior, Northland Pines.
Forward: Noah Weber, sophomore, Northland Pines; Austin Erickson, junior, Waupaca; Elijah Wickersham, sophomore, Antigo.
Walker Smith, sophomore, Waupaca; Alex Moustakis, senior, Lakeland; Jack Dern, senior, Lakeland; Joe Kubacki, senior, Antigo; Colton Raymond, sophomore, Northland Pines; Landon Stepan, sophomore, Mosinee; Matthew Sprink, junior, Mosinee; Tommy Berger, senior, Lakeland; Calin Erdmann, junior, Rhinelander; Ben Stone, junior, Waupaca; William Sprink, junior, Mosinee.
Player of the year: Jared Erickson, senior, Waupaca.
Coach of the year: Dave Crisman, Waupaca.
* – Denotes unanimous selection.