LEWISTON — The Class A Hockey Coaches’ Association rewarded Kit Smith’s contributions to the community, to academics and, of course, to hockey Sunday, bestowing upon him the Travis Roy Award, given each year to the best senior in Class A who also excels in the classroom and in the community.

“This award says a lot not just about me as an individual, but about how far the team has come,” Smith said. “Four years ago we were around .500, we were losing to St. Dom’s like, 15-0. Now, we’re playing with St. Dom’s and Falmouth in 1-1 games. It says a lot about our team.”

Established in 1996, the award is named for former the North Yarmouth Academy, Tabor Academy and Boston University player — and Yarmouth native — who was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first shift with Boston University in 1995.
On the ice, Smith was every bit as inspirational to his team, aside from his 25 goals and 16 assists in 21 games through the regular season.

Smith beat out James Tolan of Falmouth and Brent Mayo of Scarborough for this year’s award.

Boucher had another reason to smile Sunday. His brother, long-time St. Dom’s head coach and athletic director Bob Boucher, was honored with a lifetime achievement award along with Paul Evans, now an assistant coach at the University of Southern Maine.

The Class A Coaches’ Association also announced their All-State teams Sunday.

The first team included local players Justin Nadeau, Jordan Bourgoin and Matt Letourneau of Lewiston, Corey LaRue and Billy Brewster of Edward Little and Alex Tyburski of St. Dom’s.
Seth Champagne (EL), Shawn Hird (EL), Jonathan Roy (Lewiston), Joe Theriault (St. Dom’s) and Sheldon Roy (St. Dom’s) made the second team, and Corey Binette of Edward Little, Ian Doucette of Lewiston and Jeff Lewandowski of St. Dom’s received honorable mention awards.
In Tier III All-Conference, Joey Davie and Cory Cormier of Gray-New Gloucester Poland received mention.


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