Rice Lake Youth Hockey is now on Facebook. Like our page and watch for updates and events throughout the season!!!!!!
Josh Engel grew up in Rice Lake and played four years for the Warriors varsity hockey team. During his senior year of high school, Josh played on Team Wisconsin and the Team Wisconsin Senior Team. The Senior Team won its first ever championship at the Chicago Showcase and Josh received the Best Defenseman Award for the tournament. After high school Josh went on to play Junior hockey in the USHL for the Green Bay Gamblers. After one year of Juniors, Josh committed to UW Madison and played four years for the Badgers. His Sophomore year the Badgers won the National Championship defeating Boston College 2-1. His Senior year at UW, Josh Received the 7th Man Award which is presented to the player who the fans think gives his all on the ice and best represents the trademarks of team spirit and good sportsmanship. After college Josh went on to play four years of professional hockey. Josh started playing pro in the ECHL for the Gwinnett Gladiators where he soon got called up to play in the AHL for the Toronto Marlies. The 2010/11 season Josh was the leading goal scorer for defenseman on the Marlies. Josh has been coaching the 2002 Jr Admirals since the 2012 season and took on the Director of Skill Development position at the Mullett Ice Center in 2014. He was also the Arrowhead Boys Varsity Head Coach. In 2015 Josh relocated back to his home town of Rice Lake where he will coach the high school team as well as play an integral role in helping to develop the youth program. We know good things are in store for Rice Lake Hockey and are so excited to welcome Josh back to Rice Lake!