DEATH / OBITUARIES : Sam Kelly, patriarch of the IUP Hockey program has died, according to a statement posted online on March. 17, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.
Very sad to hear of Sam’s passing today. We first crossed paths 25 years ago and was reacquainted when I joined the ACHA almost 2 years ago. One thing never changed, he’s passion for hockey and the ACHA. Thoughts and prayers to the Kelly family. RIP Sam! https://twitter.com/iupicehockey/status/1239981809091383298 … pic.twitter.com/P2LTj3Vg49
With heavy hearts we are saddened to let you know that Sam Kelly, patriarch of the IUP Hockey program, has passed away. Thank you Sam for all the lives you touched and players you coached and mentored. pic.twitter.com/MAHM2akWzb
— IUP Ice Hockey (@IUPIceHockey) March 17, 2020