Steve Rothering, Tim Rothering, Ben Rothering, Dave Vetrovec, Dave Muehl, Dan Longo
Madison Ice Arena
725 Forward Dr.
Madison, WI 53711
The Crusaders have some holes to fill with the loss of six seniors and an underclassman. They'll need some younger guys to step in and fill some depth at forward that was lost, as well as replace Brad Jerzewski--a three-year starter in goal.
However, they do return 15 varsity players, including the top four scorers and five defensemen with good varsity experience. That experience at D should help the transition in goal, but Alex Witz will be a senior this year and has shown the ability to do the job in limited time the last two seasons.
Edgewood will definitely be tested again this year with both the non-conference and conference schedule. The Badger South conference will again be one of, if not the toughest in the state. Stoughton returns a lot of talent from a very good team; Oregon returns nearly everyone and will be tougher this year; MG has some of the top players in the state; and McFarland will continue to improve.
The non-conference schedule includes the Duluth Marshall tournament and Notre Dame Academy tournaments again, as well as games with USM, Wausau West, Middleton, Fond du Lac and Verona. It could be one of the toughest schedules in the state again and should prepare Edgewood for the playoffs.