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Wisconsin transfer Keegan Ford chooses Michigan Tech

Keegan Ford, who left the Wisconsin hockey program in December, has committed to playing college hockey at Michigan Tech for 2016-17.

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Keegan Ford





Current Team



Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)

Waunakee, Wis.


Former Wisconsin defenseman Keegan Ford has made a decision on his hockey future. Tuesday night, Ford announced his commitment to Michigan Tech.

Ford left Wisconsin on Dec. 9 after playing in 12 games as a freshman for the Badgers.

"Keegan came in to see me and told me he wasn't having much fun," UW coach Mike Eaves said at the time. "He said it wasn't one thing specifically. He said he just wasn't having fun coming to the rink and it wasn't in his heart to stay any longer.

"He thought it was right for him to find another place to play. At this time, I think he is going to go back and play junior hockey and go from there."

Ford rejoined the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL, where he had played the two previous seasons before joining the Badgers. In 23 games in the USHL this season, Ford has recorded a goal and 11 assists for 12 points along with 34 penalty minutes.

A native of Waunakee, Wisconsin, Ford is the son of former Badger Pat Ford, who skated for Wisconsin from 1984-88, and who served as an assistant coach for UW from 1994-2002. Ford's older brother, Jason, is a freshman forward for the Badgers that has skated in 21 games this season.

It's expected that Ford plays all of next season with Dubuque, and will join the Huskies as a sophomore for the 2016-17 season.

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