David Waimon, 62, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2021. He is survived by Rachel, his wife of almost 23 years, and his two children, Sophie and Asher. David grew up in Normal, Illinois where he earned a B.S. at Illinois State University. He went on to receive a law degree magna cum laude in 1984 from the University of Illinois School of Law. David became an international tax partner at Baker & McKenzie and subsequently at EY. He was accomplished both nationally and internationally, and was also an adjunct professor, a frequent lecturer and an author of numerous articles on cross-border transactions. David was actively involved with the Children's Theatre of Winnetka and the Wilmette Hockey Association. A modern day renaissance man, he had many pursuits - he ran a marathon, piloted a plane, and captained a sailboat through hundreds of races on Lake Michigan. He had a lifelong passion for learning and knew everything there was to know about Abraham Lincoln. David was an avid equestrian and in 2013 became the top amateur champion of the Midwest as well as the winner of the amateur sportsmanship award. He spent the past decade doing what he loved most: training at Freedom Woods, eating lunch with his buddies, and spending hours upon hours with his children. David was a man of wit, intelligence, and authenticity, who truly brought out the good in others. People saw qualities in him they wished for themselves. His irreplaceable spirit will live on in friends and family as they will forever cherish every ordinary and extraordinary moment they spent with him. A memorial will take place in June. Donations can be made to https://data.ushja.org/foundation/donate.aspx (select "Dedication," "Zone," and enter David Waimon Zone 5 Scholarship).
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Congratulations to the U10 girls who took silver in an exiting sudden-death overtime at the Edge Ice Arena in the PDL Independent League tournament.
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ADDRESS - North Shore Ice Arena, 2111 Founders Drive Northbrook, IL 60062
ATTIRE - All players required to wear athletic gear for working out. Please provide your own water bottles. We can count on the water fountains being out of commission. No food or drinks other than water allowed in the studio.
SESSIONS - Will start with a warm up, dynamic movements, and then move onto breaking the team up into two groups. SAQ (Speed, agility and quickness) will be incorporated on some level for all ages. With the older groups there will be a lot of focus on strength until we have more games in sight.
Wilmette U19 Girls win the Championship in Madison CAN AM Cup!
Peewee 1 Champions at Rosemont!!
Wilmette U12 wins 2nd place at Sarnia International Silver Stick
Bantam AA defeated Saint Clare Shores, MI 2-0 to be the 2019 Motown Cup Champions
Braves Bantam A wins Great Lakes Fall Classic
U10 Girls Champions at the All American Girls Tournament in Blaine, MN
U14 girls Champions at the 2019 Girls West Michigan Classic
Pee Wee 2 Celebrating a Goal at the 2019 Great Lakes Columbus Day Clash in Holland
Wilmette Central States Pee Wee Minor Head Coach Brad McMahon and Assistant Coach (and former Chicago Blackhawk) Jeremy Morin introduce themselves to prospective Wilmette competitors.
Coach Travel Hockey with the Wilmette Braves. If you love to teach and inspire the next generation of hockey players contact Willmette Hockey.