Today's image is titled Shane Connelly is The Man was photographed by Neil Stechschulte.
"It's not everyday you hear an athlete make a promise to a kid, and then actually keep it," notes Stechschulte in the caption to this photo, shot after the Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey game against the University of Alabama-Huntsville during the annual holiday season Badger Hockey Showdown over the weekend. "On the way into the locker room Shane Connelly did just that with this young man when he told him he would be back out to sign his helmet for him."
The senior goalie from suburban Philadelpia is currently one of the most familiar faces on the team, having taken over as a starter last season and swiftly building a record of shutouts on the ice, while older brother and former Buffalo State defenseman Matt Connelly makes a name for himself in the Madison restaurant scene by helping open Big Red's Steaks. As the photographer concludes, "Too cool."
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