Mayor Dave might not be a fan of Halloween on State Street, but UW Hockey Coach Mike Eaves is probably pretty happy we have it. Halloween helped snag one of the hottest hockey recruits to hit the ice in a while.
Kyle Turris is such a good hockey player that the NHL came calling. Luckily, he was touring our campus on Halloween. He loved the energy of the Kohl Center during a hockey game, but from what he told Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal, it was seeing the huge party on State Street Halloween night that sealed the deal.
He told Baggot that after the hockey game, he walked passed the crazy party on State Street on the way to the hotel with his parents. By the time they got back to the room, he said, "I knew right away. I said, Mom, Dad. I want to go here.'"