Colby College men’s hockey player Billy Crinnion (Long Island, N.Y.) is one of 16 semifinalists for the 10th annual Joe Concannon Award, given to the best American-born college hockey player at the Division II/III level.
Crinnion is one of five New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) players to be recognized. Alex Smigelski of Williams College, Tom Derosa of Tufts, Scott Barchard of Tufts, and Middlebury’s Bryan Curran also were honored. The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston will announce the finalists and winner of the award in March. The award will be presented at the New England Hockey Writers dinner in mid-April.
Colby’s Greg Osborne ’07 earned the award in 2007 and NESCAC players have been honored seven times (twice co-winners).
Crinnion leads the Mules and is tied for third in the NESCAC in scoring with 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points. He ranks in a tie for fourth in assists, is tied for seventh in goals scored, and ranks in a tie for 10th in power play goals (4).
A junior forward, Crinnion has 22 goals and 29 assists for 51 career points in 66 games.
Colby (10-5-4 overall) plays at Wesleyan University on Friday at 7 p.m.