It is with great regret that AHAI announces the passing of James (Jim) Clare. Jim passed after a long hard-fought battle with cancer.
Jim's contributions to the USA Hockey and AHAI memberships span decades.
Jim's positive impact as a player, coach, coaching instructor and administrator helped shape all the many individuals and organizations he touched.
Jim always showed and shared his passion in everything he did. That passion along with hard work is what Jim was all about.
Jim's signature look of a USA Hockey jacket, a West Point hat and a large cup of coffee in hand will be missed at the many rinks and events at which Jim was a fixture.
The thoughts and prayers of the entire Illinois hockey community are with Jim’s family during this difficult period.