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Badgers men's hockey ink six new athletes

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MADISON, Wisconsin (WKOW)-- The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team inked six more athletes to their 2015-2016 roster.

Head coach Mike Eaves announced the signings Wednesday afternoon. Joining the Badgers are forwards Tanner Barnes, Will Johnson, Zac Keryluk, and Jarod Zirbel; defenseman Patrick Sexton and goaltender Matt Jurusik. 

Coach Eaves expressed a desire to carry more guys on the roster to run a more, full-tempo practice and create more competition for playing time.

"The message being sent is that unless you are willing to do the things that we need to do in terms of hard, smart and play as a team, then we are going to make changes in our lineup."

Wisconsin officially opens practice on Saturday, Oct. 3, with the season-opening game coming Friday, Oct. 9 against Northern Michigan at the Kohl Center.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.  

S/C 

Hometown

Last Team

Tanner Barnes

F

6-1

180

R

Eagan, Minn.

Johnstown Tomahawks (NAHL)

Will Johnson

F

5-10

165

R

Santa Barbara, Calif.

Madison Capitols (USHL)

Matt Jurusiik

G

6-1

195

L

La Grange, Ill.

Janesville Jets (NAHL)

Zac Keryluk

F

6-2

215

R

Verona, Wis.

Jersey Hitmen (USPHL)

Patrick Sexton

F

6-1

192

R

Ottawa, Ontario

Penticton Vees (BCHL)

Jarod Zirbel

F

6-0

170

R

Green Bay, Wis.

Madison Capitols (USHL)

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