Jeff Weisman was, since the age of 5 years old, passionate about being a goalie. His two brothers were goalies, and he wanted to be just like them. His parents, Paul and Audrey, were ultra supportive. Hours of driving to Spanish Lake, early morning practices at outdoor rinks, and paying for that expensive equipment. A big thank you to Paul for assisting Charlie Eberle (HOF 2011) in brining Jr. B. Hockey to St. Louis in 1973-74. And who can forget Audrey's cries of "Get the puck out of there".
Jeff was always on the varsity team, whether it was at Clayton, Junior "B" Blazers, Hotchkiss School, or Boston University.
In 1974 at the age of 15 years old, he was an original member of the St. Louis Junior "B" Blazers playing alongside other hockey Hall of Fame greats as David Bates (HOF 2008) and Dan Pupillo (HOF 2010).
HOTCHKISS SCHOOL: 1975-1978
1975-78 Four year letterman and starting Varsity Goaltender at The Hotchkiss School (a preparatory school located in Conn);
1977-78 First Team All- New England recognition;
1977-78 Captain of the Varsity Ice Hockey team at The Hotchkiss School;
1978 invited to the National Sports Festival as one of 80 players chosen to compete for a spot on the 1980 Olympic team;
1978 Selected to be a member of the United States World Junior Olympic Team.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY 1978-1982
1978-82 Varsity Goaltender for Boston University Men's Ice Hockey Team with 40 games played, .875 save percentage, 20 wins, 19 losses.
- Legendary coach, Jack Parker, stated "One of the top priorities this year was to bring in a quality goalie. And, in our minds, Jeff was the best availableâ€¦." He has good size, is poised and has self-confidence. He is also "a mechanically sound goalie." 1978-79 Played alongside 1980 Gold medalist Jim Craig, Jack O'Callahan and David Silk.
- Listed as the Boston University All-Time Jersey Number #1. 1978-79 First Boston University Terrier Freshman in modern B.U. history to earn a shutout when he blanked Northeastern University.
- 1978 Great Lakes Invitational Tournament (Joe Louis Area-Detroit, MI): Listed as the most successful goalie by beating Michigan 8-2. He had a .929 save percentage to go along with his 2.00 GAA.
- Twice named the ECAC Goalie of the week (February 3rd and February 24th 1979) after defeating Bowling Green in the 1st round of the Colonial Bank Hockey Invitational as he made 36 saves in a 5-4 double overtime win. Then late in a 3-0 shutout win over Maine (27 saves) and a 6-2 triumph win over St. Lawrence (33 saves plus and assist).
- He followed that up with a 43 save performance in a 5-3 victory against Yale.
- Twice named the ECAC Goalie of the week (January 3rd and January 24th 1981).
- After Jeff's playing days he paid it forward by volunteering his time as the goalie coach for Don Moorehouse's (HOF 2009) team, The Crusaders. Jeff's involvement with hockey spans a period of 56 years as a player and coach.