George Hayes has decided to retire from High School hockey. After 35 years of selfless contribution, George will no longer be part of our HS hockey landscape. But his legacy and his name will continue. In honor of the lifetime contributions to high school hockey by George, the IHSHL Suburban Division has unanimously voted to rename itself the “Hayes Suburban Division”. George, his wife and his sons have all been completely immersed in HS hockey. An AHAI Hall of Fame Inductee, George was the founder and motivator behind the IHSHL Suburban Division and Illinois Suburban Hockey League. He has always placed the best interests of the players in the forefront. “George has always had a love of the JV player and with that in mind the Hayes Division will also name it’s JV Champion trophy the Hayes Cup”, said Ron Abel, new President of the Hayes Division. Steve Silvey, VP of the Hayes Division added, “we will miss George’s hockey leadership and perseverance, and wish him well in his future challenges, and his retirement”. Thank you and God bless you, George.