Please give Brandon Bayer a warm welcome when you see him at the rink and introduce yourself. It is with great pleasure to announce that Brandon Bayer has accepted the position of Rink Manager at the WCYHA/KMIC. He brings us many years of hockey experience along with his successful achievements in a leadership role.
We are very happy to have him join us at the Kettle Moraine Ice Center and the WCYHA!
Letter from Brandon:
My original plan was to send this message out my first week on the job, but with holiday break comes a large number of high school tournaments (two of which we hosted right here at KMIC), leaving me plenty busy! I am happy to announce these tournaments have been running very smoothly. I wanted to take a few minutes to formally introduce myself as your new rink manager and to tell you a bit about my background.
My name is Brandon Bayer. I was born here in Milwaukee and started playing hockey for SHAW when I was 4 years old. After playing at SHAW until my second year of bantams, I played four years of varsity high school hockey for Milwaukee Pius XI High School, where I was fortunate enough to be named a captain starting my sophomore year. After being named an all-conference and all-state defensemen in the state of Wisconsin my senior year, I was drafted by the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks in what is now the NA3HL Junior A hockey league. I lived with a billet family and played two seasons in Cleveland, serving as a captain my second year. While in Cleveland I worked as an intern equipment manager for the Lake Erie Monsters in the American Hockey League.
After Cleveland, I committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Concordia University of Wisconsin in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, where I was again named a captain my sophomore year. While a full time student and NCAA athlete, I was a supervisor at the Ozaukee Ice Center, where I learned every aspect of ice rink maintenance, management, and development. Finally, after four years of college and close to 100 games for Concordia, I received my bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing in May of 2014.
The game of hockey has been the reason for every opportunity and experience in my life. It is a game that teaches hard work, dedication, perseverance, and respect. I feel very fortunate to be in this position and am excited to help the WCYHA grow the game. I want to thank you all for your hard work and dedication to making the WCYHA the best organization in the state of Wisconsin. I will do my best to lead the way!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!
Kettle Moraine Ice Center
Washington County Youth Hockey Association
Brandon Bayer - Concordia University