Hope College hockey players Chris Kunnen of Des Moines, Iowa and Brett Kopinski of Mishawaka, Ind. have been named by the American Collegiate Hockey Association to the DIII Select Team that will be traveling to Europe during the holiday break to compete in a series of friendly games.

Hope College coach Chris Van Timmeren has been named the team's head coach.

The Select Team will play in the Eurpoean Challenge, a series five games from Dec. 29-Jan. 5 in Switzerland, Austria and Germany.

Hockey is a club sport at Hope College. A year ago the team finished second in the nation in the American Collegiate Hockey Association tournament. This year's team has a 15-2 record heading into the holiday break.

See European Challenge website