Coach Bobby, R.I.P.

by Steve, July 5th, 2006

hockey entryThe Portland area hockey community lost a coach, father, and friend last Friday. Bobby Freeland died from a sudden liver virus, and left his wife and two young sons. Bobby was the hockey director at Valley Ice Arena and the head coach of the Eugene Generals Junior B hockey club. He used to come out to stick time now and again. He was just out skating with us old fart novices a couple weeks ago. He was (gulp) 43 years old. My he rest in peace, may his sons someday discover and understand how many lives he touched, and may his wife find solace.