Here’s something I missed in August whilst I was out of the country…
One of the most important figures in the history of the Milwaukee Admirals passed away.
Erwin J Merar, who is responsible for the team name “Admirals” among other things, passed on August 15th.
Here’s a link to a piece that is a great tribute to the man, with quotes from family and Phil Wittliff.
And while we’re remembering some great men that are responsible for us having hockey in Milwaukee, here’s a piece Billy “Whiteshoes” Johnson wrote for Warren Fansher (aka “Auk”) after his death in 2007. Auk is credited with co-founding the Admirals.