Rob Andringa, a Madison Sports Hall of Fame member who won an NCAA championship with the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team and later called one as a popular broadcaster, died Friday. He was 51.
A Madison native, Andringa was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in December 2017. He stopped chemotherapy treatment in early May.
His fight with the disease inspired a hashtag — #RingoStrong, incorporating his nickname — and drew well wishes from around the hockey world and beyond.