Nate Condon, a sophomore forward, is a member of the third line on the Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey team with Captain Taylor Matson.
He is the third Wisconsin native in school history on the team after Phil Kessel (2005-06) and Sam Lofquist (2008-09) according to The Central Wisconsin Hub.
Condon has 10 goals and 26 points this season for the MacNaughton Cup Champion Gophers. He is tied for first in the WCHA with five points on the penalty kill during the season.
Being from Wisconsin, he says that is by far the biggest game for him.
"The biggest game of the (regular) season for me is playing against Wisconsin," said Condon in The Central Wisconsin Hub article. "I grew up watching them and there's eight to 10 guys I played with growing up that are on their team. It always feels a little bit better when I come back to Wausau knowing that we beat (Wisconsin) so I don't have to listen to everyone around town talk about how we lost to the Badgers."
Condon joined the Gophers Hockey team after two years in the United States Hockey League with the Fargo Force. On the Force he played in 150 games over the two year stint in the league. Last year, as a freshmen he had 17 points in 35 games with the Gophers.
Condon and the Gophers will play in the Frozen Four on April 5 and if they win they will play for the National Championship on April 7.