Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Badgers Have A New Equipment Manager

I'm very excited to inform you that the University of Wisconsin Badgers Men's Hockey program has a new equipment manager. His name is Nate LaPoint and he comes from the University of North Dakota.

From the UW press release, "An Eau Claire, Wis., native, LaPoint joins the Badgers after spending the past four years as an assistant equipment manager with the University of North Dakota men’s hockey program. While at North Dakota, he performed the regular duties of an equipment manager, such as skate sharpening, equipment inventory and purchasing of equipment, while also helping with the program’s video needs on road trips."

In case you are wondering, yes, Nate is the older brother of North Dakota junior defenseman Derrick LaPoint.

Mike Eaves weighs in on the newest Badger, “Nate, a Wisconsin native, comes highly recommended by all his references,” said Eaves. “He should be a good fit with our hockey program and we look forward to him joining our staff.”

The photo above on the left is a picture of Nate with the McNaughton Cup that North Dakota won last season. Let's hope he helps the boys bring a few of those to Madison in the coming years.