Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College sophomore Liam Feeney (Foxboro, Mass.) has been named as a semifinalist for the 18th Annual Joe Concannon Award, as announced by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. The Concannon award, presented annually to the best American-born NCAA Division II/III hockey player in New England, was established in 2001 shortly after the passing of the longtime writer for The Boston Globe, who had a great passion for the game of college hockey while always advocating strongly for amateur athletics. Seventeen teams are represented in this year's semifinalist class, including three in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). The list of nominees includes 15 forwards, three defensemen and four goalies.
Feeney is second on this winter's squad with 20 points on four goals and 16 assists. His 16 assists are tied for the league lead while he also tops the NESCAC in defenseman scoring. The Foxboro native was named to the United States College Hockey Online (USCHO.com) Division III Men's Ice Hockey National All-Rookie Team last season as a first-year and has played in every game possible in his career thus far. The Bantams, led by Head Coach Matt Greason (7th season), will be the top seed in the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the fourth time and the second time in the last four years after finishing the regular season with a 17-5-2 overall record. No. 5-ranked Trinity opens the defense of its 2016 and 2017 conference titles on Saturday, February 24 at 1 p.m. against the Tufts University Jumbos for the second year in a row.