In cooperation with Aspen Junior Hockey, there will be a Tribute to Coach James Bond at the Aspen Ice Garden on Sat., Feb. 22 at 4:00 PM.
James arrived in Aspen in late summer of 1972 and immediately became involved in the just starting junior hockey program. He coached his last team in the 1998-99 season. He coached Squirts until 1981 and then coached the PeeWee teams until 1999
He was also actively involved with the Aspen Leafs hockey team and early town leagues. He eventually was the Director of Aspen Jr Hockey.
If you were a “student” of Coach Bond, a parent of one of his players, a team manager, please join us at the rink for this event.
We also welcome all fellow coaches, all Leaf players and anyone who was involved in any phase of Aspen hockey in these years.
There will be a scrimmage of players from his past teams from 4:15 to 5:00. During this time, there will be a chance to mingle with old friends and view various hockey memorabilia.
The tribute will start at 5:00. You can stand on the ice if you want so dress appropriately.
No food or drinks will be available.
We would like to limit this mostly to hockey friends and family. There will be a general memorial for James in early summer.