Former Harvard forward Pelton-Byce joins Wisconsin, will be eligible for ’19-20 season

The Harvard University Crimson defeated the St. Lawrence University Saints 6-3 (EN) to clinch the ECAC playoffs first seed and a share in the regular season championship on senior night, Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Bright-Landry Hockey Center in Boston, Massachusetts. (Melissa Wade)
Ty Pelton-Byce registered 11 goals and 33 points over 66 games in a Harvard uniform from 2016 to 2018 (photo: Melissa Wade).

Wisconsin has added Madison native and forward Ty Pelton-Byce to the Badgers’ roster after playing two seasons at Harvard.

Pelton-Byce is eligible to practice with UW, but will not be eligible to play any games until next fall.

During his time with the Crimson, Pelton-Byce skated in 66 contests, tallying eight points his freshman season before improving to 25 points in his second year.

As a prep player, Pelton-Byce scored 262 points during his career at James Madison Memorial High School and captained the Spartans three of his four years there. He also spent time with Team Wisconsin, leading the squad in scoring during the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2014-15 seasons.

The Madison All-City and All-Big 8 Player of the Year in 2015, Pelton-Byce won the Joe Pavelski Award for the best forward in Wisconsin in the same year.

He is the son of former Badgers standout and NHL player John Byce and former UW track and field athlete Alicia Pelton.