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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 18, 2013
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College men's hockey player Nick Lanza (Westminster School/Rocky Hill, Conn.) has been named a semifinalist for the 13th Joe Concannon Award, given to the best American-born college hockey player in New England playing at the Division II or III level.
Lanza, a junior, leads the Mules in scoring this year with 12 goals and 15 assists for 25 points. He also ranks first on the team in power play goals (4) and conference scoring (23 points).
Lanza has been one of the top point producers in conference games this year. He ranks tied for first in assists (14), tied for second in scoring (23 points), tied for seventh in goals (7), and tied for eighth in power play points (3 goals, 4 assists).
In overall NESCAC statistics, Lanza is tied for third in scoring, tied for sixth in assists, and tied for seventh in goals scored. Lanza has 18 goals and 28 assists for 46 career points in his three years at Colby.
The Mules are the seventh seed in the NESCAC playoffs and will play at second-seeded Williams College on Saturday (time TBD) in a quarterfinal game.
The finalists and winner of the Joe Concannon Award will be announced in March, prior to the start of the NCAA Frozen Four Tournament.