Class of 2013 Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Bio Series: Meet Joe Olson, Builders’ Category

Joe Olson_edited-1Joe Olson has been involved with Central Illinois hockey for the past 27 years. Joe has been a youth hockey coach, board member, organization officer, team manager, learn to skate/play instructor, and hockey director.

In 2006, Joe was asked to start an amateur hockey program in Bloomington, Illinois. Bloomington had not had an ice rink for the previous 22 years. As the Assistant Manager in charge of Hockey at the Pepsi Ice Center in Bloomington, Joe has helped amateur hockey grow to 313 house league players, 8 travel teams, 3 high school teams, and 72 adult league teams per year. Currently for the 2013-14 season, Bloomington Recreational Hockey (Pepsi Ice Center) has 622 players and coaches registered with Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois and USA Hockey.


Categories: Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame


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