Hartford, Conn. – Senior Barclay Gammill (New Cannan, Conn.) and junior Michael Grande (West Chester, Pa.) of the Trinity College men's ice hockey program recieved exceptional recognition, earning the American Hockey Coaches' Association (AHCA) All-American status, per the association's release. Gammill, after a terrific 2019-20 campaign, was listed on the All-American Second Team, while Grande graces the third team for his second straight year.
Gammill was named as a finalist for both the 20th Annual Joe Concannon Award that goes to the best American-born NCAA Division II/III hockey player in New England as well as the AHCA Sid Watson Award as the NCAA Division II/III Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Year.
Gammill was also honored as the 2019-20 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Year, and joined senior goaltender Tedy Loughborough (Wellesley, Mass.), junior Michael Grande (West Chester, Pa.), and sophomore Lucas Michaud (South Portland, Maine) on the All-NESCAC First Team. Loughborough and senior Liam Feeney (Foxboro, Mass.) were additionally recognized as semifinalists for the Concannon Award, and Feeney graced the All-NESCAC Second Team this winter to give Trinity five representatives on the all-conference squad.
The Bantams, coached by Matt Greason (9th season), finished the 2019-20 season with a 19-7-1 overall record and second in the NESCAC with a 12-5-1 league mark. The Bantams qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament, winning, 5-3, against Amherst in the quarterfinals and, 3-2, over Hamilton in the semifinals at Williams before falling, 7-1, versus Wesleyan at Williams in the league finals. Trinity closed the year as the No. 9-ranked team in the United States College Hockey Online.com (USCHO) Division III National Poll.
Gammill topped the NESCAC in goals with 18 (12th in nation) to go with 18 assists (5th in NESCAC) for a conference-high 36 points while appearing in all 27 games at forward for the Bantams this winter.. Three of his goals were game-winners (T2nd in NESCAC) and he had a NESCAC-leading six power-play goals. In his fine career, Gammill totaled 44 goals and 45 assists for 89 points in 103 games. Gammill is the third Bantam to garner the NESCAC Player of the Year honor, joining Jackson Brewer (2014) and Ryan Cole (2015). A graduate of the Berkshire School in Massachusetts, Gammill is majoring in political science at Trinity. He is the son of Pamela and Kenneth Gammill.
Loughborough, a 2019 All-NESCAC Second Team honoree, was a NESCAC best 9-3-1 in 13 games and 741 minutes this winter and finished second in the NESCAC with a 1.94 GAA (13th in nation) and fourth in the league with a .932 save percentage (T13th in nation) before a leg injuty cut short his final collegiate season. Loughborough closed his excellent Trinity career with
a 25-6-3 record, 822 saves, and eight shutouts (T3rd all-time at Trinity), while setting new Trinity career marks for both GAA at 1.58 and save percentage at .937 in 38 games and 2,083 minutes between the Trinity pipes. A graduate of St. Sebastian's Academy, Loughborough is majoring in public policy and law at Trinity. He is the son of John and Kerry Loughborough.
Grande, a New England Hockey Writers' Association Division II/III New England All-Star and a CCM/American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) Division III All-American in 2018-19, repeats on the All-NESCAC First Team this winter as a defenseman. Grande played in 26 games and totaled six goals and 13 assists for 19 points, including four power-play tallies (T3rd in NESCAC). The third-leading scorer in the NESCAC among blue liners, Grande helped anchor a Trinity blue line that boasted the league's top scoring defense (8th in nation) at 2.11 goals allowed per game. A graduate of West Chester Rustin High School, Grande is majoring in political science at Trinity. He is the son of Mark and Joan Grande.
Michaud, the 2019 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, repeats on the All-NESCAC squad as a forward but jumps from the second to the first team in his second season. Michaud topped the NESCAC with 25 assists (14th in nation) to go with eight goals for 33 points (2nd in NESCAC). He was a key member of Trinity's lethal power play that scored nearly 25 percent of the time with 11 helpers in those situations, and three of his goals were game-winners (T2nd in NESCAC). A graduate of South Portland High School, Michaud is majoring in economics at Trinity. He is the son of Kim and Harlan Michaud.
Feeney, a four-time Concannon Award semifinalist, was the fourth-most prolific offensive blue liner in the NESCAC with 18 points on three goals and 15 assists (T10th in NESCAC) while playing in all 27 games this winter. He helped anchor a Trinity blue-line that boasted the league's top scoring defense (8th in nation) at 2.11 goals allowed per game. Feeney was a New England Hockey Writers Division II/III All-Star and an All-NESCAC First Team honoree in 2017-18 and a United States College Hockey Online (USCHO.com) Division III Men's Ice Hockey National All-Rookie honoree in 2016-17. He closes his tremendous career with 12 goals and 66 assists (T15th all-time at Trinity) for 78 points in 113 games. A graduate of the Dexter School, Feeney is majoring in economics at Trinity. He is the son of William and Paula Feeney.