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Badgers men's hockey signs three more recruits

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The Badgers men's hockey team has added three more recruits to the incoming class. Head coach Tony Granato announcing the signings of defensemen Joshua Ess and Wyatt Kalynuk, in addition to forward Linus Weissbach.

"They are all elite," Granato said in a release. "We are looking to upgrade our skill. I think the one thing the group has, in general, is that they are competitors and character guys. They are all good leaders. We are looking for them to be impact players right away."

Ess will be coming to Madison straight from the high school ranks at Lakeville South High School in Minnesota. The 5'11", 185-pound defenseman finished his senior season with 13 goals and 36 points. Ess also skated in a pair of games with the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders of the USHL.

Kalynuk is a 6'1", 185-pound defenseman from Virden, Manitoba. He paced the defensemen of the Bloomington Thunder of the USHL with 31 points and 25 assists this past season. 

Weissbach comes to the Badgers from Sweden via the Tri-City Storm of the USHL. the 5'9", 168-pound forward notched 19 goals and 47 points this past season.

These three latest recruits join four earlier signees in the incoming class.


D- Joshua Ess (Lakeville, MN): 5'11", 185 lbs

D- Wyatt Kalynuk (Virden, Manitoba): 6'1", 180 lbs

F- Linus Weissbach (Gothenburg, Sweden): 5'9", 168 lbs

F- Tarek Baker (Verona, WI): 5'10", 184 lbs

F- Jason Dhooghe (Aurora, IL): 5'8", 165 lbs

F- Sean Dhooghe (Aurora, IL): 5'3", 139 lbs

D- Tyler Inamoto (Barrington, IL): 6'2", 196 lbs

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