March 18, 2019
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Bangor goaltender among five Travis Roy Award finalists

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Jacob Henry of Bangor High School is among five finalists for the Travis Roy Award given to the top boys ice hockey player in Maine.

Henry, a senior goaltender, is joined on the list by Garrett Tracy of Falmouth, Noah Austin of Mt. Ararat/Lisbon/Morse/Hyde, Donato Tocci of Portland-Deering and Luke Chessie of Thornton Academy in Saco.

Tracy, Tocci and Chessie are defensemen and Austin, who attends Lisbon High School, is a forward.

Henry was the goaltender on a Bangor team that posted a 15-5 record this season in Class A North. Coach Quinn Paradis’ Rams, the No. 3 seed, lost to No. 2 Saint Dominic Academy of Auburn 3-0 in last week’s semifinals.

Henry posted an 11-3 record, a 1.14 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage as Bangor allowed only 36 goals in its 20 games.

He missed a handful of games after having an appendectomy earlier in the season.

“Jacob had a fantastic year,” said Bangor coach Quinn Paradis. “He really emerged to be the backbone of our team. He kept us in some big games.”

Henry was a second team All Class A North selection a year ago and Paradis said he “elevated his game this year.”

“He’s not a big, tall guy but he plays his angles very well, takes away a lot of the net and he’s quick,” Paradis said.

He also noted that Henry has an exceptional work ethic.

“He puts in a lot of effort. He’s driven,” Paradis said. “He has carried us many times of the past two years. He deserves [to be a Roy finalist]. He has earned it.”

Henry is one of several Rams to have been a Roy finalist in recent years along with Trevor DeLaite, Justin Courtney, Parker Sanderson, Derek Fournier and Chris Howat.

Sanderson won it in 2013.

The Roy Award is named after the courageous former North Yarmouth Academy and Boston University player who was left a quadriplegic because of an injury suffered during his first collegiate game.

 



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