Steel Center Badini Chasing Dream to Harvard

Ever since Jack Badini visited Harvard’s campus, he could picture himself donning a Crimson uniform and skating on the Bright-Landry Hockey Center ice. Come October, Badini will have that opportunity. He’ll be part of a large recruiting class that will be tasked with offsetting the departure of one of the best senior classes in program history. “Harvard was always my first choice. The track …
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Baker Eager to Live out Childhood Dream with Badgers

Growing up less than 30 minutes from the Kohl Center, Tarek Baker has been going to Wisconsin home games his whole life. Come next October, the Sioux City Musketeers forward will be lacing up the skates and donning the Badger uniform on that same ice surface. “Being a Wisconsin kid and going to games growing up, you understand what Badger hockey is,” Baker said. Adding to his excitement is the …
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D-I Hockey at Illinois Still Just a Dream

The 2017 Frozen Four in Chicago went off without a hitch. Sure, there wasn’t the warm sun there was in Tampa in 2016, but Chicago was a fine host for college hockey’s biggest stage, and the city responded with the largest attendance ever inside an NHL building. About two hours down Route 57 in Champaign, the University of Illinois has a successful club hockey program. The Illini finished the 2017 …
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