It's been a month and a half since Atholton won its first Maryland Student Hockey League title.

And while ice hockey is not recognized as a sanctioned varsity sport by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association, Howard County's ice hockey players are just as talented and hard working as all of the other winter athletes.

With that in mind, here are the Howard County Ice Hockey All-Stars. We've already run our basketball, wrestling and indoor track all-county stories, so it's time for the young men and women of ice hockey to get their recognition.

(Note: The following information was taken from the MSHL Capitals Cup Championship program)

2012 Hobey Baker High School Character Award recipients

Zachary Michels, Atholton

Russ Hobson, Centennial

Carlos Ramirez, Glenelg

Blake Gleadall, Howard

Jarek Milauskas, Long Reach

Daniel Beschner, Marriotts Ridge

Jake Grimes, River Hill

Andrew Amick, Wilde Lake

2012 All MSHL Team

First team

Andrew Amick, Wilde Lake/Hammond/Oakland Mills forward

Second team

Jansen Earle, Long Reach forward

All Howard County team

G: Dylan Schoen, Marriotts Ridge