It is with heavy hearts that the Board of USA Deaf Sports Federation shares the news that the President of the Board of Directors for the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA) and Head Coach, Jeff Sauer, passed away on February 2, 2017.
Jeff Sauer has been associated with AHIHA and USADSF since 1980. With his extensive coaching background, he was a key asset in player development, selection and coaching of the Winter Deaflympic Hockey Teams. Under his tutelage, those teams have represented the United States in various world competitions, bringing home 1 Bronze, 2 Silver and 2 Gold Medals.
A great loss has been suffered in the world of deaf sports. Our deepest sympathies are with his family, friends and all that knew him.