Men's hockey's Sullivan named semifinalist for Concannon Award

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College senior defenseman Geoff Sullivan (Topsfield, Mass.) is one of 26 men's hockey semifinalists for the prestigious Joe Concannon Award. 

Sullivan was one of four New England Small College Athletic Conference players selected. The Concannon Award, awarded by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston, is presented annually to the best American-born Division II/III college hockey player in New England.

Sullivan is third on the 13th-ranked Colby men's hockey team in scoring with five goals and nine assists for 14 points. His overtime goal in the season opener against Middlebury College helped the Mules get the year off to a fine start. Sullivan has nine goals and 39 assists for 48 career points. 

Sullivan's play is just one reason the Mules are 10-5-4 overall, 8-3-3 in the NESCAC, and stand in first place in the conference heading into Friday's game at Trinity College at 7:30 p.m.

The Mules have had a number of hockey players earn semifinalist honors. Greg Osborne won the award after the 2006-07 season.

17th Joe Concannon Award Semifinalists

Amherst: Connor Girard, goalie

Colby: Geoff Sullivan, defense

Endicott: Kevin Aldridge, goalie; Tommy Besinger, forward; Logan Day, defense; Ross Olsson, forward

UMass-Boston: Tyler Bishop, defense; Ryan Cusin, forward; Colin Larkin, forward

UMass-Dartmouth: Casey Shea, forward

Nichols: Colin Brennan, goalie; JB Baker, forward

Norwich: Tyler Piacentini, forward; Cody Smith, defense; Kevin Salvucci, forward

Plymouth State: Tommy Dowell, defense; Ryan Stevens, forward

Southern New Hampshire: Joe Collins, goalie

Saint Anselm: Shane Joyce, goalie

St. Michael's: Danny Divis, defense

Tufts: Sean Kavanagh, defense

Westfield State: Jackson Leef, forward

Williams: Frankie Mork, defense

U. New England: Ryan Bloom, forward; Brady Fleurent, forward; Trevor Fleurent, forward

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