EDINA, Minn. – May 7, 2017 – Below is a statement from Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) President and Men's League Commissioner Bill Robertson regarding the passing of Lake Superior State University President Dr. Thomas Pleger:
"The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Tom Pleger, and we join the Lake Superior State University family in mourning this sudden and tragic loss. Dr. Pleger was an avid fan of the Laker hockey program; more importantly, he was a true and passionate advocate for his student-athletes and the entire LSSU community. On behalf of the WCHA and all our member institutions, our thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with the entire Pleger family and the LSSU community."
Dr. Pleger served on the WCHA Men's League Board of Directors for three years, beginning with the 2014-15 season.