St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 

 

Bio

Sue and her husband Dave started in the Missouri hockey world together. They have 2 children, Vickie; who has 2 daughters, Mandy and Marissa. David has 2 daughters, Jessica and Brittany; and a son, Matthew.

David was 4 when he started his hockey career in 1970, and got his mother and father involved. David was at the Webster Groves skating rink, learning to skate when one of the Hockey coaches saw him skating and asked if they would like to put David in the Webster Groves Hockey Mite Program. This was the start of David's hockey career, which included playing for Lindbergh High School and the St Louis Jr. B Blues. It was also the start of Sue's hockey career.

After a couple of years, husband Dave became registrar for Webster Hockey and a board member. Sue began what was later to be a career in those early days by assisting her husband where she could. She was the 'unofficial Team Mom', which was finding motels for trips, sending info to the tournaments and other tasks that make hockey trips fun and successful.

In 1980, Sue was asked to take over as the registrar for Missouri Hockey. Sue's duties as the registrar for Missouri Hockey were registering all the players and teams, collecting the team fees, and forwarding all this information and money to the Central District Registrar of USA Hockey in Chicago, IL. Sue also managed the hockey teams across the river; Cahokia, Granite City and Springfield, IL. The Central District was made up of the following states: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas Nebraska and Wisconsin.

Other duties included making out travel permits for the Missouri teams traveling to tournaments. These permits told the Tournament director that the team was a registered team and in good standing with Missouri Hockey and USA Hockey.

If a team, player or parent got into trouble at a tournament, Sue would be given a call along with the Presidents of Missouri Hockey Youth Division, the High School division and the Missouri Hockey State Board.

Sue was also a member of the Missouri Hockey State Board. Again, her responsibilities were to report on registrations and problems or issues with the teams or players. Sue also represented USA Hockey at the St Louis Regional and National tournaments. Sue represented Missouri at the USA Hockey registrar meetings.

In 1992, Sue received the Lynn Patrick Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to Amateur Hockey, awarded by the St Louis Blueliners.

Sue continued to work for Missouri Hockey until she retired in 2003. She was also presented with the Outstanding Service Award for Dedication to Hockey in Missouri by Missouri Hockey.

"I have always hoped that my volunteering with Missouri Hockey has helped to keep the organization going and will always consider them as my hockey family."