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Waunakee's Keegan Ford making sacrifices for future in hockey

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DUBUQUE, IA (WKOW) -- Waunakee's Keegan Ford doesn't live the life of a normal 16 year old kid. Instead, Ford moved away from home to become a full time hockey player. Ford left Waunakee after his sophomore year and signed a tender with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the WSHL. He takes classes at Dubuque Senior High School and lives with a host family in town, while working through a hockey schedule that's comparable to a college athlete.

Ford gave his commitment to the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2012, following in the footsteps of his father Pat, who was a Badger in the 1980s. Ford hopes his development through playing junior hockey will have him ready to join the Wisconsin hockey program as a true freshman in the 2014-15 season.

Ford and the Fighting Saints won the Anderson Cub, as the champions of the USHL regular season. The postseason begins in the league on Wednesday, April 17.

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