Long-time St. Louis official, Jerry Burt, will be a 2009 inductee into the St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame. JB (as he is known by friends and family) has been involved in hockey for nearly all of his life. He started as a player, and then migrated to officiating where USA Hockey (AHAUS) and ultimately the professional leagues immediately recognized his talents. With the support of his parents, Dr. Ronald and Joan Burt, he and his older brother Jim played bantam hockey for the Florissant Hockey club as Jerry's ability was such that was he able to play at a higher age level with his brother. Recruited by Tom Hurster to play goal, Jerry's career progressed through Missouri Delta, McCluer North, then to the St. Louis Blazers Junior B league with Lou Struckman where that team won the league championship with JB being recognized with the Outstanding Goaltender award. The next stop for Jerry was a 2-year stint at Mt. Herman Preparatory School in Northfield, Massachusetts. Returning to St. Louis, he played for the St. Louis University Billikens until that program was discontinued. JB left St. Louis and attended Miami University (of Ohio) while putting on the "stripes" and playing for the school. Little did he recognize that this would begin a resume, which includes working CCHA games and skating more than 1,000 professional games in the CHL, ECHL, IHL, UHL and NHL. He was also selected to work the final game of two World Championships in Italy and Sweden, was a linesman for two USA-Soviet Union pre Olympic games, and worked two USA Olympic festivals. He has worked numerous USA Hockey national championships at all levels including two Junior "A" and four Junior "B" Nationals.
Jerry is also a current Board Member and Vice President of Senior Men's hockey for MIHOA and is still very active with that organization. He remains a video goal judge for NHL St. Louis Blues home games, a position he has held since 1993.