Try 1 month for 99¢
UW hockey puck 3

In March, Casey Roepke was the only freshman named to the all-state team by the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association.

On Tuesday, he announced that he has committed to play for the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team.

Roepke, a defenseman at University School of Milwaukee who lives in the Washington County town of Erin, could join the Badgers as early as 2020.

He was an honorable mention all-state selection at University School, where he had five goals and 19 points in 26 games.

Roepke, 15, played before and after the high school season for Team Wisconsin's under-14 team. There, he was known as a player who generates offensive chances without sacrificing defensive responsibilities.

He is the third 2002-born player known to have committed to the Badgers, joining forwards Isaac Novak and Tanner Latsch.

Subscribe to Breaking News

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Todd D. Milewski covers Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey and the UW Athletic Department for the Wisconsin State Journal.