St. Joseph Metuchen (13-6-2)
Ranked high to start last season, St. Joseph Metuchen struggled to close out games early in the season but recovered to reach the private quarterfinals for the second consecutive year. Head coach Ryan Carter returns Nick Castagno in goal and talented defensive anchors Marc Johnstone (6-30-36) and Paul Cimilluca (4-12-16) on the blue line. Junior Mike Nisky (10-16-26) returns as the offensive catalyst, but the Falcons will need increased production from seniors Alec Rankin (6-10-16), Brian Reid (11-6-17), and Julian Hendrickson (3-4-7).
Old Bridge (17-5-1)
Old Bridge is usually the top competition for St. Joseph in the GMC, and this year is likely to be no exception. Senior Mike Cistone and junior Tyler Kogut lead the way offensively, with sophomore Arthur Dzieniszewski a key man in front of junior goalie Dan Rubin.
After the front two, Woodbridge (10-6-1), South Brunswick (5-8-2), and Monroe (7-13) will likely be battling for conference playoff spots.