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Keaton Deranek (above) and Nick Wink (below) sign to join the Saints hockey program
Hockey - Wed, Jul. 17, 2013

John Brodbeck

Sports Information Director

(Notre Dame, Ind.) Saints head coach TJ Lyons is pleased to announce the additions of Keaton Deranek (Lakeville, Ind.) and Nick Wink (Western Springs, Ill.) for the 2013-14 season. The signing of Deranek and Wink gives the Saints five signees for the upcoming season.

"We're excited that Keaton and Nick have decided to become Saints," stated coach Lyons. "Keaton is a local kid who played his prep years at Marian High School and won a state championship. Nick joins us from Illinois where he had a great prep career at Lyons Township High School. Both will help add depth to our team this upcoming season and for years to come."

Standing at six foot tall, Deranek brings a physical presence to the blue line for the Saints. He closed out his senior campaign with the Knights with two goals and ten assists. Deranek was also a member of the Marian Knights team that won the 2A state championship during his freshman season. Also a member of Team Michiana U18, Deranek appeared in 17 games while tallying one assist.

The son of Dave and Karen Deranek, Keaton plans to major in Business while at Holy Cross.

Nick Wink joins the Saints after wrapping up his senior season at Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Illinois. During his senior season, Wink appeared in 28 games while tallying 29 goals and 18 assists for a season total of 47 points. On his career at Lyons Township, Wink has appeared in 60 games while totaling 63 goals and 60 assists.

In addition to his prep career, Wink has been a member of the Chicago Blues (02-05, 06-07), Team Illinois (05-06) and the Chicago Chiefs (07-10).

Wink received the Most Sportsmanship award during his sophomore season and the Most Improved award during his junior season.

Standing at 5'8, Wink knows how to use his speed to get in position to score.

The Saints open up the 2013-14 season on September 13th at home against the University of Louisville.