The Michigan youth hockey community has lost a leader today.
Belle Tire director John Kay has passed away.
The leader of the Belle Tire program for nearly two decades helped guide generations of hockey players through the ranks.
He was instrumental in the operations of the Tier 1 state playoffs year after year, as well, hosting the tournaments at the Taylor SportsPlex.
"John Kay will sorely be missed by the Michigan hockey community. John was a leader in the Tier 1 hockey community nationwide who was well liked and respected by all who he knew . John did a lot for both Michigan Amateur Hockey and the Belle Tire Organization. I will miss his leadership and friendship. Our thoughts a prayers go out to his family and all the people associated with the Belle Tire organization" said MAHA President George Atkinson.
The visitation for Kay will be at Wasik Funeral Home in Shelby Township (49150 Schoenherr Road). Days/times:
The funeral will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the same location.
UPDATE: A GoFundMe account has been created for his family – more info can be found here.