MADISON, Wis. –- Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Mike Eaves announced today that freshman defenseman Keegan Ford has decided to leave the team.
“Keegan came in to see me and told me he wasn’t having much fun,” Eaves said. “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.
“We wish young Keegan the best of luck in the future.”
Ford, a Waunakee, Wisconsin, native, has skated in all 12 of Wisconsin’s games this season, posting two assists and nine shots on goal. He is planning on finishing the semester in school.
The 5-8 defenseman still has a brother, freshman forward Jason, on the team.
Keegan Ford skated for the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints last season, posting 17 points in 60 games. He had 16 points in 43 games for Dubuque during the 2012-13 campaign. Ford played for Waunakee High School as a sophomore before leaving to play junior hockey, tallying 74 points in 27 games.
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.
(via Wisconsin athletic communications)