FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - American Collegiate Hockey Association DII Commissioner, Mike Radakovich and ACHA DII Vice President, Paul Hebert, today announced roster for the 2011-2012 ACHA DII Select Team.
Twenty-one players representing eighteen ACHA Division II colleges and universities will tour Europe from December 27, 2011 to January 5, 2012 to play five games against teams from Austria, Germany, Slovenia and Croatia.
Bob Brinkworth (Barrie, CAN), head coach at Florida Gulf Coast University will coach the team and will be assisted by Mike Forbes (Grand Haven, MI), head coach at Grand Valley State University and Aaron Voegtli (Philadelphia, PA), head coach of University of Maryland Baltimore County.
The Select Team forwards will feature eight seniors: Billy Allen (Palatine, IL/DePaul University), Nick Badder (Troy, MI/Central Michigan University), Cole Christiansen (Sauk Rapids, MN/University of Wisconsin), Paul Goodwin (St. Louis, MO/St. Louis University), Chris Harjung (Clinton, NY/Siena College), Patrick McAuley (Mt. Sinai, NY/University of Connecticut), Shane Morin (West Hartford, CT/University of New Hampshire) and Ryan Welsh (Davison, MI/Grand Valley State University). Evan Hess (Ada, MI/Michigan State University), Steven Orozco (Ringwood, NJ/William Paterson University), Richie Pallai (Yorktown Heights, NY/New York University), CJ Pobur (Highland, MI/Grand Valley State University) and Ryan Stanley (South Windsor, CT/Central Connecticut State University) make up the five junior forwards.
On defense, Joe Garnet (Monroe, NY/Siena College) and Steve Sypek (Hingham, MA/Boston College) are the two senior defensemen. They are joined by Juniors Nikolaus Jost (Grosse Pointe Park, MI/University of Maryland Baltimore County), Shane McCusker (Novi, MI/Grand Valley State University). Sophomores Jordan John (West Palm Beach, FL/Florida Gulf Coast University) and Tyler Johns (Comox, BC/Utah State University) complete the remaining two spots on the blueline.
The goaltenders will be graduate student, Kevin Fox (Bloomfield, NJ/Montclair State University) and junior Will Neifeld (Miami, FL/Temple University).
For more information please visit the ACHA DII Selects website at: www.achad2selects.com .