Madison.com: Good-natured Joel Rumpel has taken control in goal (Feb. 14, 2014)
Junior goaltender’s game has risen with his attention to detail. “…it took Rumpel time to understand that consistent attention to detail is extremely important to Eaves. Rumpel said the most important detail is “showing up every day with the mindset to get better, not taking a drill off even if it’s a drill where it’s made for the shooters.”
Collegehockeynews.com: Rumpel's growth propelling Badgers (Feb. 24, 2014)
A big reason for Wisconsin’s success this season has been Rumpel’s play in goal. Head Coach Mike Eaves said. "I know for our team, there is a feeling of confidence when he is back there doing the things he is doing. It's almost if we do make a mistake, we don't panic because right now 93 or 94 percent of the time Joel is making the save."
BadgerHerald.com: Rumpel in the midst of `quantum leap' between the pipes (Feb. 27, 2014)
“What he brings to the table naturally is he’s a tall goaltender and he’s very athletic – he moves well. What he’s done coming into his junior year, he’s taken a quantum leap. He’s worked hard in accordance to the details of his position,” Badgers head coach Mike Eaves said.
Madison.com: Lucy Cunningham near and dear to players hearts (March 12, 2014)
It was a matter of the heart that found Joel Rumpel walking down State Street, his arms weighed down with gifts for the girl in his life.
Hockey participates in new Adopt-a-Player program (Feb. 12, 2014)
"Just seeing the kids' faces light up when Frank [Simonelli] and I showed up was such an amazing experience," Rumpel said. "Everyone thinks that it's just a fun time for the kids, but I honestly think Frank and I had even more fun playing and joking around with all of the future hockey stars! I am thankful to have the chance to be a part of this program and hopefully I made a kid's day just like they made mine."
Rumpel a candidate for Mike Richter Award (Feb. 28, 2014)
...the inaugural Mike Richter Award, which annually honors the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men's hockey. The inaugural award, named after the Badger great, will be presented at the 2014 NCAA Men's Frozen Four in Philadelphia.
Varsity Magazine: The Last Line of Defense (March 21, 2013)
“Obviously, it’s a team game but there’s a lot of pressure on the goalies,” Joel Rumpel said. “You have to come up big for your team to give them a chance to win every game. It’s an exciting time."