By @StefanKubus –
A longtime key member of the Grand Rapids Griffins’ coaching staff has passed away.
The team announced on Friday the passing of video coach Bill LeRoy in Winnipeg, Manitoba where the Griffins are currently gearing up to take on the Moose this weekend. LeRoy, born in 1963, served as the Griffins’ video coach since 2001.
A statement from the Griffins:
Bill has been a valued member of the Griffins’ coaching staff since 2001 and a key contributor to the team’s success on the ice for nearly two decades. He will be incredibly missed and his impact upon the organization will be enduring. Our prayers are with Bill’s children, Tyler and Becca, and all of his family members and friends. We ask Griffins Nation to keep them in your thoughts during this devastating time.