The next three days of hockey are to honor Joe Raymond and to celebrate his love of hockey and his desire to grow the sport in the Milwaukee area.
Joe dedicated numerous hours of his personal time working with youth and high school players. He put forth so much effort in developing their skills, work ethics and attitudes. He put spirit and fun into practices and games, all while keeping the moment intense. He taught our children that through hard work they would succeed, not only in hockey, but also in many facets of their everyday life – He truly taught by example.
As we gather here the next three days, we hope you feel the thrill and excitement of the games, but also a sense of joy and pride as you watch the skaters on the ice. They too, have put forth much effort and commitment. We can be proud of their dedication to the exhilarating sport of hockey.
We hope you enjoy this tournament and have as much fun as we have had planning it. Thank you for attending and helping to carry on our tradition - Joe would be proud.