John Ling SDOHL retirement party

Friends, family, SDOHL players and alum gathered at Blackbird Pubic House to see John Ling off to Arizona adventures and to mark his retirement as commissioner of the SDOHL on June 22, 2021.

The players signed an SDOHL jersey which was framed by team captains and presented to John. Along with the sweater, John was given a plaque with the name plate from the SDOHL champtionship trophy and a reproduction of the entry of his 2011-2012 championship team.

To mark John’s founding and commitment to the SDOHL, the league successor the West Denver Hockey League’s championship trophy was named the John Ling Championship Cup.

Mike Maciolek, left, and Garrett Ladd, far right, presents Ling, center, a jersey signed by the players of the SDOHL and framed by the league captains.
Garrett Ladd, left, Mike Maciolek, center, present Ling, center, a jersey signed by the players of the SDOHL and framed by the league captains.
John Ling address friends, players and alums of the SDOHL at Blackbird Public House in Denver on June 22, 2021 during a party to mark John’s retirement from the SDOHL.
John Ling address friends, players and alums of the SDOHL at Blackbird Public House in Denver on June 22, 2021 during a party to mark John’s retirement from the SDOHL.
Friends, current players and SDOHL alum gathered at Blackbird Public House in Denver on June 22, 2021 for John Ling’s retirement party.
As the the SDOHL name traveled with John to Tucson, so did the faceplate of the League’s championship trophy along with a replica of the plate for the 2011-12 season championship team that John captained. The WDHL League Championship trophy is called the “John Ling Championship Cup.”
To honor John’s founding and development of the SODHL, which forms the foundation of the West Denver Hockey League, the championship cup was name for Ling.

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