Centaur Girls Hockey Home Opener dedicated to Paul Lee
Posted by Julia Budd on 12/14/2018 4:30:00 PM
This season the Woodstock Academy Girls Hockey team will be sporting a special patch on its jerseys in memory of Paul Lee, an ardent supporter of girls hockey at The Academy who passed away earlier this year in mid-September. Lee was instrumental in getting a girls hockey program going at the independent school three years ago.
Lee was given the honor of dropping the puck at the team’s first game. He kept stats, attended every home game that first season, and quickly became a part of The Academy’s extended family.
“There are people that walk into your life and impact it forever; Paul was one of them. He impacted me and the students of The Academy forever. He will be missed,” reflected Chris Sandford, head of school at The Woodstock Academy, at the time of Lee’s passing.
“What a neat guy. He was truly a renaissance guy with a lot of interests and one of his biggest interests was girls hockey. He was a big supporter and promoter of our sport here at The Academy,” said Jeff Boshka, the team’s head coach.
Out of gratitude for Lee’s support, the team has dedicated its home opener at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 to Lee’s memory and will present a plaque to the Lee family. The game will be played at Jahn Hockey Rink against the East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor cooperative program.