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The parents of a UW men's hockey staffer have tested positive for coronavirus

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MADISON – The spread of the coronavirus has touched the extended family of the Wisconsin men's hockey program.

Emily Engel-Natzke, the team's assistant director of operations/video coordinator, revealed Wednesday on Twitter that her parents have tested positive for COVID-19.

There is a lot of pain and suffering right now around the world. Please remember to show kindness to one another, and take #COVID2019 seriously. #StayHome , love each other and pray for those who are fighting. pic.twitter.com/33mLFrBF76 — Emily Engel-Natzke (@EmilyEngel_UW) March 25, 2020

Head coach Tony Granato lent his support via Twitter:

"Hockey world and friends – our video coach Emily Engle-Natzke needs our prayers as you can read the following that her mom and dad are battling #COVID19."

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Associate head coach Mark Osiecki also shared his thoughts on Twitter:

"Prayers for our @BadgerMHockey video coach’s family. We are here for you @EmilyEngel_UW. Please let us know if you need anything."