Marshfield's Shea commits to Maine

Marshfield hockey junior forward Pat Shea has given a verbal commitment to the University of Maine, Rams head coach Dan Connolly confirmed to ESPN Boston today.

The news of Shea's commitment was first reported by Mike McMahon of College Hockey News.

As a sophomore, Shea posted 11-25-36 totals for the Division 1 state finalist Rams, following an 18-point campaign as a freshman.

"He's a coach's dream," Connolly said of Shea. "The best thing that I can say about him is that he's always in the right position. He thinks the game defensively, and then, when we're moving the puck, he's a creative offensive player."

The date of Shea's arrival at Orono has yet to be determined.