Paradis wins Roy Award

Posted March 20, 2009, at 12:04 a.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — Richard Paradis, a forward who was converted to defense for the betterment of his St. Dom’s High School of Auburn team this season, won the Travis Roy Award given to the state’s top Class A senior hockey player.

He was one of four finalists and became the third Saint to win the award named after the Yarmouth native who became a quadriplegic when he fell awkwardly into the boards on his first shift at Boston University.

The others were Brewer High School center Dylan Fitzpatrick, Falmouth forward Mike Chase and Waterville defenseman Shawn Lee.

Paradis, who produced 21 goals and 31 assists in 22 games, led the Saints to the Western Maine title and a berth in the state championship game.

Fitzpatrick, who has a great shot and quick release, powered the Witches to a berth in the Eastern Maine semifinals with 27 goals and 24 assists in 20 games.

The speedy Chase led Falmouth to a berth in the Western Maine final with his 21 goals and 24 assists in 21 games.

Lee paced the Panthers to the state Class A championship as he racked up 14 goals and 17 assists in 19 games thanks to his exceptional shot and offensive instincts.

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