Bangor hockey defenseman Justin Courtney has been named one of eight semifinalists for the Travis Roy Award.Courtney has compiled 9 goals and 17 assists this season. The award, which is given to the best class A hockey player in the state is voted on by the class A high school hockey coaches association. The list of semifinalists will be cut down to four with the winner announced at the end of the season banquet.

The eight semifinalists are:

  • Justin Courtney - Bangor
  • Kyle Lemelin - Lewiston
  • Matt Poulin - Lewiston
  • Nik Lemieux - Biddeford
  • Cam Heatley - Brunswick
  • Andre Clement - Falmouth
  • Cam Loiselle - Scarborough
  • Alex Fallon - Thornton Academy

Bangor's Parker Sanderson won the award last year, the first player from the school to receive the honor. The school has had a finalist in three of the last four years.

The award is named after Travis Roy who played his high school hockey at North Yarmouth Academy. His college career ended 11 seconds into his first shift at Boston University when he was hit into the boards and was paralyzed.