Following a successful junior hockey career, which included helping the Dells Ducks capture the national championship two seasons ago, Reedsburg native Sean Teske is poised to excel as a member of the Waldorf University hockey team.
Teske, who led the Ducks to a 47-12 record and the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) USP3 Division national title during the 2015-16 campaign, signed a letter of intent with the Warriors last Wednesday to become the first official member of the program’s 2017-18 recruiting class.
Teske, a 5-foot-7 defenseman and 2015 graduate of Reedsburg Area High School. played two years of high school hockey and was a starter during both seasons before making the move to the junior hockey ranks. He played four seasons of junior hockey, spending the past three years with the Ducks.
“Sean brings a very steady game with a wealth of playoff experience,” Waldorf coach Brett Shelanski said in a press release from the school. “He can play in any situation and will fill an immediate need for us.”
Teske is the son of Gary and Gina Teske and will pursue a wellness degree at Waldorf with an emphasis in health management.
Set to compete for the Warriors next season, Teske is expected to continue his on-ice success.
Teske comes to a Waldorf program that put together its fifth consecutive season with at least 20 victories this year. The Warriors turned in a 21-11-1 record during the 2016-17 campaign, picking up nine wins over regionally-ranked opponents. During Waldorf’s final year in the Northern Collegiate Hockey League (NCHL), the Warriors posted a 9-3 conference record to secure the No. 2 seed in the NCHL Tournament and also earned their fourth straight American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division II Central Region Tournament appearance.