BIDDEFORD — The Maine Class A Hockey Coaches Association announced the semifinalists for the annual Travis Roy Award on Friday and two local standouts made the cut.

Biddeford forward Kerry Crepeau and Thornton Academy defenseman Walsh Troiani- Gagner were both named semifinalists after putting together strong senior seasons, which ended with both the Tigers and Golden Trojans qualifying for next week’s Class A playoffs.

The award is handed out annually by Class A Coaches Association to a senior playing in Class A boys’ high school hockey that embodies off-ice sportsmanship with on-ice performance.

Joining the two locals from Class A South are Scarborough’s Matt Caron and Cheverus’ Luke Trickey. The North semifinalists are Bangor’s Trevor DeLaite, Edward Little’s Ben Steele, Lewiston’s Kyle Morin and St. Dominic Academy’s Austin Roy.

The four finalists will be announced next week with the winner being named at the All State Banquet on March 13 at the Ramada Inn in Lewiston.

The award was first handed out in 1996 after its namesake, Travis Roy, was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first collegiate game with Boston University. Roy, a native of Yarmouth, attended Yarmouth High School and later North Yarmouth Academy before moving on to Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass, where he awarded with a scholarship to attended Boston University.

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