Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday Recruiting: Badgers Leaders For Woods

The forward class for the 2011 season doesn't exactly jump out at you at first glance. The Wisconsin staff has been hard at work trying to fill at least 1 or 2 more forward spots for that season.

Wisconsin may have found their man in six foot two forward Brendan Woods from the Chicago Steel. CollegeHockey247 is reporting that Woods was in for a visit in Madison over the weekend and that the Badgers are the front runners for his services.

Along with his parents, Woods toured the campus and the Kohl Center with Badger assistant coaches Kevin Patrick and Mark Osiecki on Sunday and reportedly had a great time.

Woods father isn't your typical hockey dad. His name is Bob Woods and he's an assistant coach with the Washington Capitals. Yes, the NHL team. The elder Woods spent the previous five seasons with the Hershey Bears of the AHL, the last two as the head coach.

Brendan is currently in his first season in the USHL. He only has 4 points this season though 18 games but missed the first half of the year due to a dislocated knee cap. Not exactly an easy injury to come off of, especially as a rookie in the USHL.

Cornell, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Northeastern, and North Dakota are also in the mix according to CollegeHockey247, but Wisconsin looks like the front runner.

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