2022 All-Metro Ice Hockey First Team |
Sam Carosello, Sophomore, CBC
An explosive 5-foot-10 forward, Carosello was the go-to producer for an offense that averaged 4.71 goals per game. He posted 20 goals and 21 assists and had three hat tricks. He had seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) in five playoff games. Carosello was drafted by Cedar Rapids in the sixth round of Phase I of the United States Hockey League Futures Draft.
Alex Fendler, junior, Vianney
A 5-foot-10 forward, Fendler received the Jim Ryan Award at the Missouri Athletic Club at the Jack Buck Awards ceremony in December as the region’s top amateur hockey player. He had 32 points (16 goals, 16 assists), including two hat tricks. He recently signed a contract with the Springfield Jr. Blues of the North American Hockey League.
Charlie Walker, Senior, Priory
The 5-foot-10 forward led the Ravens to the Wickenheiser Cup title. A returning second-team All-Metro selection, Walker had 50 points (27 goals, 23 assists). Always a prolific goalscorer, Walker also embraced the dirty work that doesn’t show up in the stat sheet. He scored 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists) in nine playoff games.
Vito Biondo III, senior, De Smet
A 5-foot-10 defender, Biondo was a second All-Metro teammate as a junior. He built on that campaign by excelling in every situation for a team that allowed just 1.77 goals per game. He amassed 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists). Biondo continued his penchant for scoring in big games by scoring the Spartans’ only goal in the Challenge Cup league game.
Mario DiMaggio, senior, SLUH
Leading a deep Jr. Billikens blue line, this 6-foot defenseman was assigned to the opposition’s leading scorers. As team captain, DiMaggio’s direct presence helped SLUH limit teams to just 1.20 goals per game. DiMaggio also had an offensive touch, posting 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists), including three playoff points.
Brady Govero, junior, De Smet
The 6-foot-3 goaltender led the Spartans to the Challenge Cup championship game. Govero was 4-2 with a .949 save percentage in the playoffs, including three shutouts. He stopped all three attempts in a shootout to lead the Spartans past CBC in the semifinals. Overall, he went 7-6-2 with a .913 save percentage.