Connecticut natives Shane Morin (West Hartford, CT) and Ryan Stanley (South Windsor, CT) were recently named to the 2011-2012 American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) DII Select Team. The team, which has representatives from 18 ACHA Division II programs, will tour Europe from December 27, 2011 to January 5, 2012, playing a total of 5 games against teams from Austria, Germany, Slovenia and Croatia.
Stanley, a junior, was a standout for coach Neil Rodman at South Windsor High School, earning All-State honors in 2007 and 2008. After graduating, he completed a post-grad year at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, before enrolling at Central Connecticut State University in 2009. Last season, Stanley finished tied for third in ACHA D2 with 41 goals.
Morin is entering his senior year at the University of New Hampshire and is currently second on the team in scoring with a 4-0-4 line through 4 games. He graduated from Hall High School in 2008, where he was named Honorable Mention State Selection by the Hartford Courant.