The Wisconsin men’s hockey team announced the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Thursday. They include defensemen Joshua Ess (Lakeville, Minnesota) and Wyatt Kalynuk (Virden, Manitoba), as well as forward Linus Weissbach (Bothenburg, Sweden).
Ess, a 5’11, 185-pound defenseman, will arrive in Madison after his senior year at Lakeville south High School in Lakeville, Minnesota. He finished his senior year with eight goals and 28 points in 23 regular season games. He then scored three goals and five points in three sectional playoff games, before adding two goals and an assist in the state tournament, to finish with 13 goals and 36 points in 29 games.
Following a high school campaign that finished with an Associated Press All-State Third Team nod, Ess skated in two games with the USHL’s Cedar Rapids Rough Riders, collecting one assist. [Read more…]