It is with a heavy heart that Tier 1 Elite Hockey League announces the passing of one of its leaders and friends, Bill Smith.
Bill was a member of the Michigan hockey community for more than 32 years, serving as the Director of Victory Honda AAA, President of the Victory Ice Center, and MAHA D4 Director. In these roles, Bill helped to develop thousands of players and demonstrated the highest level of competition and integrity.
Bill wore many hats and was an influential voice in youth hockey, making this a true loss for the entire community.
The T1EHL wishes to convey to Bill's family our sincerest condolences and hope that they find peace through this challenging time. Bill will be greatly missed by all that knew him and will be remembered as a major contributor to both the T1EHL, youth hockey in Michigan, and beyond.
Thank you, Bill, for everything that you have done.