The UH Hockey Club is set to pay a heartfelt tribute to Tim Wlodkowski

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Houston, TX - September 12, 2023 – The University of Houston Hockey Club is set to pay a
heartfelt tribute to Tim Wlodkowski, the late son of head coach Ken Wlodkowski, who tragically
passed away on September 24, 2022, at the young age of 30. Tim's remarkable journey, his love
for hockey, and his dedication to education and teaching will be celebrated during a special
ceremony at the upcoming Texas State vs. Houston hockey series on Friday, September 22nd, at
7 pm at Sugar Land Ice Rink.
Tim's life was a testament to his passion for hockey, unwavering determination, and commitment
to academic excellence. He began his journey in the world of sports at the tender age of 3, lacing
up his skates, and by the age of 5, he was already playing organized hockey.
Over the years, his talent and dedication saw him rise through the ranks, from playing at the A
level to the prestigious AA leagues. At the age of 18, Tim achieved a significant milestone in his
hockey career when he was drafted to play Junior A Hockey in the IJHL for the Boston Jr. Black
Hawks. He continued to hone his skills, showcasing his talent with the Metro Jets and Battle
Creek Revolutions during his second Junior season in the Na3HL.

Tim's last Junior season saw him drafted as the 3rd overall pick in Round One of the GMHL, a
league based in Canada. This accomplishment brought him closer to his dream of playing college
hockey. Tim's dream materialized when he donned the jersey of Wayne State University and
later Indiana Tech ACHA D1. However, his journey was marred by a devastating shoulder injury
that prematurely ended his college hockey career. Undeterred by this setback, Tim turned his
focus to academics, returning home to Houston to complete his college degree at the University
of Houston. In the spring of 2021, Tim graduated with honors, Cum Laude, earning a Bachelor's
Degree in Business.
During his time as a student, he also gave back to the sport he loved by working as an instructor
at the Sugarland Ice Rink, where he mentored aspiring hockey players in the Learn to Play Youth
Program, In-House Program, and Adult Novice programs. Additionally, Tim and his family
provided private lessons for individuals of all ages, sharing their love for the game with the
community. Tim also made strides in the business world, working for a valve company in the Oil
& Gas industry. His dedication to his profession was evident, mirroring the same work ethic and
commitment he exhibited in his hockey career and academics.
To honor Tim's memory and celebrate his remarkable journey, the University of Houston
Hockey Club will hold a special ceremony during the Friday game of the Texas State vs.
Houston series on September 22nd. The event will feature a ceremonial puck drop and the
retirement of jersey #36, Tim's jersey number.
Tickets for the event are on sale now, and the club encourages all fans and supporters to attend
this tribute to a young man who left an indelible mark on the Houston community. Tickets are
available now at

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