Trinity's Feeney, Orlando, And Sabitsky Collect Men's Ice Hockey Post-Season Honors

Trinity's Feeney, Orlando, And Sabitsky Collect Men's Ice Hockey Post-Season Honors

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College first-year defenseman Liam Feeney (Foxboro, Mass.) was named to 2016-17 United States College Hockey Online (USCHO.com) Division III Men's Ice Hockey National All-Rookie Team, while senior forward Sean Orlando (Ivyland, Pa.) was selected for the New England Hockey Writers Division II/III New England All-Star Team, and junior forward Anthony Sabitsky (Sicklerville, N.J.) and Orlando each received New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference honors.  

The Bantams, led by Head Coach Matt Greason (6th season), finished the season with a  21-7-3 overall record and finished third in the NESCAC with an 11-5-2 league mark.  The Bantams won their second consecutive NESCAC title with a 5-4 victory in overtime at Hamilton on March 5, and qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the third year in a row.  Trinity downed Plattsburgh State, 4-1, in the opening round, edged Endicott, 2-1, in double overtime in quarterfinals to reach the NCAA Division III Frozen Four in Utica, N.Y. for the second time in three seasons. Trinity defeated St. Norbert, 3-2, in the semifinal round, before falling, 4-1, to Norwich in the finals to finish as the NCAA Division III National Runner-Up.

Feeney made an immediate impact as a first-year defenseman for a Trinity defense that finished second-best in the conference and fourth in the nation in scoring defense, as the Bantams yielded just 1.87 goals per contest. He tied for first in the NESCAC in freshman scoring as well as defenseman scoring with a 0.71 points per game average, finishing tied for fifth on the team with 22 points on five goals and 17 assists. He is a graduate of the Dexter School and is the son of Paula and William Feeney.

Orlando repeats on the New England Hockey Writers All-New ENgland Team and earns All-NESCAC Second Team honors, after collecting all-league, first-team accolades in 2015-16.  Orlando has a team-high 18 goals (0.58 per game, T2nd in NESCAC) and 19 assists for 37 points (1.19 per game, T2nd in NESCAC). He was also tied for second in the league lead in power-play goals with 0.23 per game (7) and added four game-winners.  A CCM All-American in his junior winter, Orlando has totaled 64 goals (6th all-time at Trinity) and 67 assists to-date for 131 points (T7th at Trinity) in 114 games in his Bantam career.  Orlando is a graduate of Westminster Academy in Connecticut, and is majoring in economics at Trinity.  He is the son of Karen and Richard Orlando.  

Sabitsky, Trinity's lone representative on the 2016-17 All-NESCAC First Team, was a key cog of the high-powered Trinity offense, which led the league in scoring at 3.97 goals per game (11th in nation). Sabitsky had 18 goals (0.58 per game, T2nd in NESCAC) with 16 helpers for 34 points (1.10 per game, T4th in NESCAC).  He also contributed six power-play goals, five game-winning tallies (T2nd in nation), and a team-high two short-handed scores. This is Sabitsky's second-straight season earning All-NESCAC accolades after earning second team recognition as a sophomore. A graduate of Milton Academy and a political science major, he is the son of Mary and Jamie Sabitsky.

USCHO National All-Rookie Team information

New England Division II/III awards information 

All-NESCAC Information