Meet the 2021-22 All-Livingston County hockey team

Nick Baker has been Brighton's leading goal scorer each of the last two seasons.

Nick Baker

► School: Brighton

► Grade: Senior

► Position: Forward

► Performance: Baker was a veteran anchor in Brighton’s top line, which included sophomores Cameron Duffany and Lane Petit. He was the Bulldogs’ top scorer and points producer each of the last two seasons. With 27 goals and 25 assists in 29 games this season, he became Brighton’s first 50-point scorer since Mr. Hockey winner Jake Crespi in 2016-17. He reached first-team all-state in Division 1.

► Coach Kurt Kivisto: “He knew how we wanted to play. He knows the expectations. Right from the start this year, he carried like that line as the guys grew and matured throughout the year.”

Brighton's Cameron Duffany scored goals in his last seven games in 2021-22.

Cameron Duffany

► School: Brighton

► Grade: Sophomore

► Position: Forward

► Performance: Duffany reached first-team all-state and was on the Division 1 all-tournament team at the state finals in his first season of high school hockey. He ended the season with a goal score of seven games, where he made 19 goals and 28 assists in 28 games.

► Coach Kurt Kivisto: “He clearly grew above expectations. A lot of it was just confidence, the ability to play, the confidence to use his skills against really, really good teams in the state. It was fun to watch.”

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Ashton Trombley was the leading goal scorer on Hartland's state championship hockey team.

Ashton Trombley

► School: Hartland

► Grade: Senior

► Position: Forward

► Performance: Trombley scored the overtime winner against Marquette in the state semifinals and gave Hartland a lead in the second period of the state final against Trenton, giving him the MVP in the Division 2 finals. The first-team all-states led Hartland with 22 goals and 21 assists in 30 games.

► Coach Rick Gadwa: “What impressed me about Ashton was his 200-foot play and his ability to block shots in the defensive zone and his ability to lead from the ice. His expectations of his teammates talking about his leadership qualities just make him a well-rounded athlete. “

Hartland defender Braden Pietila was the only Livingston County hockey player to make it to the all-state Dream Team.

Braden Pietila

► School: Hartland

► Grade: Junior

► Position: Defender

► Performance: In a county full of hockey talent, Pietila was the only player from this area to reach the all-state Dream Team. He finished in fourth place on the team, scoring with 14 goals and 21 assists in 30 games, while ensuring a physical presence on the blue line. He had the winning goal in a playoff victory in the first round over Clarkston.

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