The Selkirk Steelers announce that graduated defenceman Carey Morrison has accepted an offer to play at Minot State University for the 2015-2016 season. The independent Division 1 school out of Minot, North Dakota plays in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).
“We are ecstatic to have Carey commit to our program. He is a dynamic player who brings a ton of offense from the defence position. His hockey IQ and his offensive ability will make our back end that much better. The transition aspect of his game is going to fit nicely to the college game and we fully expect Carey to make an immediate impact as a freshmen” said Wade Regier, Minot State Beavers Head Coach.
Morrision, who hails from Winnipeg, MB, played in a total of 165 regular season games with the Steelers over three years while compiling 16 goals, 47 assists for a total of 63 points. In his last year with the Steelers, Morrison was named an Associate Captain.
“I am very proud of Carey. Carey has been a true leader among our group last season both on and off the ice. He logged a ton of minutes, quarterbacked our power play, killed penalties and was relied on in the last minutes of each game. As a result of these attributes, Carey was named the team’s Most Valuable Player this past season. His attitude and work ethic are second to none. Minot State is getting an excellent hockey player as well as a solid citizen. I wish him all the best at Minot State this coming fall” said Wayne Bartley, Selkirk Steelers Head Coach & Director of Player Personnel.
“I’d like to thank the Selkirk Steelers for giving me the opportunity to play junior hockey over the past 3 years. I really developed as a hockey player and person during my time there. I’m very excited to play hockey at Minot State University in the fall. Without my time in Selkirk, this opportunity wouldn’t have happened for me, so thank you to all the coaches, players and management of the Steelers Organization” said Carey Morrison, former Selkirk Steelers defenceman.