2015 IHHF Bio Series: Peter Humann


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Pete Humann SmallPeter Humann was born in Chicago and raised in Skokie. He was active in sports throughout his youth playing baseball and basketball. After graduating from Niles North High School and attending Junior College, Pete started his career as a mechanic. For the last 21 years he has worked as shop foreman for a plumbing contractor.

Pete met his future wife, Linda, while in school and they married in September 1979. In 1983 they welcomed a son, Michael, and moved back to Skokie in 1985. Pete and Linda, looking to get Michael involved in sports at the age of 4, were turned away by the little league organization as he was too young. After a conversation with a neighbor who was coaching youth hockey, he suggested they take Michael to the Skokie Skatium to sign up for the Learn to Skate program and introduction to hockey. After a season of house league Michael was selected as a goalie to play mite travel hockey leading to the whole family to become involved in hockey. Michael played at Skokie through his midget career and still contributes to the sport as a referee.

In September of 1991 Pete was appointed to the Skokie Amateur Hockey Association (SAHA) Board of Directors. Pete served 3 years as Treasurer, NIHL Representative, and 8 1/2 years as President stepping down in 2003. During his tenure as a SAHA board member, Pete served on both the AHAI Rules & Ethics and the State Tournament Committees.

In 2000, Mike Labarre asked Pete to fill a vacancy on the AHAI Board of Directors. Since his appointment Pete has served as the Chairperson for the AHAI Rules and Ethics and Player Development Committees each for 2 years. He has also served on various other committees including the High School and Tier II committees during his time with the AHAI Board of Directors. Pete continues to serve on the AHAI Board and various committees.

Pete became involved in the Central States Developmental Hockey League (CSDHL) in 2000 as Treasurer; he stepped down from the Central States board in 2001. Pete was asked to rejoin the Central States Board in April 2003 and was elected President and held that position until September 2015. During his time with CSDHL the league has grown from 4 to 8 age divisions and from 24 to over 90 teams. After stepping down from CSDHL, Pete plans to spend more time with family and friends, and at the family cabin in Hayward, Wisconsin, fishing, boating, golfing, and hunting.

Pete and the entire family are grateful for the lasting friendships and life long memories made from their involvement in Illinois youth hockey.

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