Tony Granato and his coaching staff continue to build for the long-range future of the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey program.
The Badgers have received at least five oral commitments in recent days, two for the 2019-20 recruiting class and three for 2020-21.
Mathieu de Saint Phalle, a 5-foot-7, 140-pound forward from Greenwich, Connecticut, and Patrick Keegan, a 6-foot, 190-pound defenseman from Billerica, Massachusetts, have committed to join UW in 2019.
De Saint Phalle’s father, Jacques, was a member of the Badgers’ 1983 NCAA championship team. Mathieu De Saint Phalle played last season with the Chicago Mission 16U team, producing 10 goals and 11 assists in 23 games. He was selected by Sioux City in the fourth round of the 2016 USHL draft.
Keegan played for Billerica High School last season. He was selected in the 9th round of the USHL draft by Bloomington.
Committing to joining the Badgers in 2020 are Alex Turcotte, a 5-10, 190-pound center from Walled Lake, Michigan, Owen Lindmark, a 5-11, 170-pound center from Naperville, Illinois, and 5-10, 140-pound Tanner Latsch, from Twin Lake, Michigan.
Turcotte played last season for the CYA Bantam Major AAA team, producing 16 goals and 17 assists in 18 games.
Lindmark played for the Chicago Mission 14U team, scoring 12 goals and adding 16 assists in 20 games. He was a Mission teammate of fellow UW commit T.J. Koufis.
Latsch played for Meijer AAA Bantam Minor, scoring five goals in five games.