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Former Badger and pro player Engel back leading Rice Lake

02/16/2016, 5:15pm CST
By Nick Erickson - Leader Telegram

Former Warrior player now coaching the team

Like many young skaters in Rice Lake, Kole Sommerfeld grew up idolizing Josh Engel, the town and school’s most decorated hockey alum who played four years with Wisconsin before enjoying a four-year pro career.

Now, that same person who hoisted the 2006 national championship trophy as a member of the Badgers and former ECHL and AHL player is back coaching the same kids he has served as a role model for. In his first year at the helm, Engel has the Warriors as a No. 5 seed in the New Richmond Sectional and all set to travel to No. 4 seed Menomonie Thursday night.

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