BOSTON – University of New England men's ice hockey player Brady Fleurent (Biddeford, Maine) has been chosen the winner of the 17th Joe Concannon Award, as announced this morning (Mar. 24) by The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. The Concannon Award is presented annually to the best American-born collegiate hockey player in New England at the NCAA II/NCAA III level.
One of six finalists, including his brother Trevor, Fleurent is the first UNE ice hockey player to win the prestigious award, named in honor of Joe Concannon, a former sportswriter for the Boston Globe and lifelong devotee of college hockey and amateur sports.
Fleurent set a UNE single-season record with 53 points (18 goals, 35 assists). He leads the nation in points per game (2.04), as well as assists per game (1.35), and was voted Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player of the Year. Fleurent is one of seven finalists for the Sid Watson Award, given annually to the best NCAA III men's ice hockey player in the country.
"It was a phenomenal season for Brady and the team," commented UNE head coach Kevin Swallow. "Brady has led the country in points for most of the season and was a threat to score any time he was on the ice. He lives and breathes the game of hockey and brings so much to the rink and with his teammates every day. They feed off his energy and his enthusiasm is contagious in the locker room and on the ice."
The award will be presented at the New England College Hockey Writers' Dinner on Tuesday, April 11 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass.
Release courtesy of the University of New England Sports Information Department.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and three associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference currently administers championships in 16 intercollegiate sports with that number set to increase next year with the addition of football.