2009-10: Played for Holy Angels Academy in Richfield, Minnesota. In 25 games, he scored 25 goals and added 29 assists for 58 points. In 2 playoff games, he picked up 1 assist.
2010-11: Labate played for Holy Angels, scoring 27 goals and adding 22 assists for 49 points in 25 games. In 1 playoff game, Labate scored 2 goals and added 1 assist for 3 points. Labate also played for Team Southeast in the Upper Midwest Elite League, scoring 2 goals and adding 6 assists for 8 points in 5 games. His time with that team was shortened due to a foot injury. In 3 playoff games, he scored 4 goals and added 2 assists for 6 points. Labate was a finalist for the 2011 Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award. Labate has committed to the University of Wisconsin.
2011-12: Labate made the jump from Minnesota high school hockey directly to college hockey; skating in 37 games for the Wisconsin Badgers as a freshman. In what was an otherwise disappointing season team-wise, Labate was the Badgers' fifth-leading scorer. He scored 5 goals with 15 assists and was plus-3 with 24 penalty minutes. Wisconsin suffered just its third losing season since coach Mike Eaves took over in 2002-03, finishing tenth in the WCHA.
Labate is playing for the University of Wisconsin.