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 NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY- HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2002


 Jake Lovier-  (West Genesee/Skaneateles/Auburn)
   


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JAKE LOVIER HAS A LONG AND STORIED CAREER AS AN OUTSTANDING HS HOCKEY COACH. HE STARTED COACHING AT WEST GENESEE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE EARLY 1970'S. HE TOOK A VERY WEAK WG TEAM AND IN 3 SHORT YEARS BECAME LEAGUE CHAMPIONS.

 

JAKE RAN AN INSURANCE BUSINESS BUT MANAGED TO FIND TIME TO REFEREE HS GAMES IN 1974,75 AND 76 BUT MISSED BEING BEHIND THE BENCH. HE WAS HIRED TO BE THE HEAD COACH OF SKANEATELES HS IN 1977 AND IT WAS AS A LAKER HE WON MANY LEAGUE AND SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS.

 

IN 1983 JAKE LED SKANEATELES TO THEIR FIRST STATE TITLE. IN 1989 AND NOW IN D 2 SKANEATELES AND SALMON RIVER BATTLED TO A 4 O'T  CLASSIC 2-2 TIE.  SKANEATELES PULLED THE GOALIE AND TIED THE GAME WITH LESS THAN A MINUTE TO GO.

 

THE NEXT YEAR HE LOST TO GLENS FALLS IN A CLOSE 2-1 GAME.

 

JAKE RESIGNED FROM SKINNY AND TOOK OVER A STRUGGLING AUBURN PROGRAM AND TRIED TO WORK HIS MAGIC ONCE AGAIN.

AUBURN WON 65 GAMES IN A VERY TOUGH CONFERENCE, BUT  THE CHAMPIONSHIP SEASONS NEVER CAME. NONETHELESS THE FOUNDATION WAS LAID FOR FUTURE AUBURN SUCCESS.

 

UNDER JAKE MANY FUTURE COLLEGE PLAYERS TONED THEIR SKILLS AND FOR ALL HIS ACHEVEMENTS JAKE WAS NAMED TO THE NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME BY THE NYS HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY COACHES ASSOCIATION.

 

Jake was inducted into the New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, March 2002, for his dedication to the sport as a truly great coach who has contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.
 
 

The New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, located in the Lake Placid Olympic Center's '80 Rink hallway,  recognizes former outstanding Players, Coaches and Teams that have contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.


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