Badger Lightning hits ice

By Jim den Hollander


The Badger Lightning varsity hockey team, made up of high school players from across Sauk County as well as surrounding communities, unofficially opened its new season with a captain’s practice held at the Lake Delton Ice Arena on Sunday night.

The team will continue the captain’s practices for the next few months in Lake Delton until pre-season begins officially in November.

The Lighting graduated a half dozen players that all filled leadership roles on the ice and in the locker room last season. In a rare twist, Head Coach Rick Capener finds himself with a younger than usual varsity squad with no returning seniors and only a couple juniors.

The future though, looks bright for the squad, that not only will see its current players together for two full seasons, but also a large and talented group of incoming freshmen next season.

Capener and incoming junior Carson Blosenski took a few minutes to chat with about the excitement of getting back on the ice and the future of the Badger Lightning program.


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