Memories of Andrew Stergiopoulos

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The team's 'unquestioned' leader

We knew Andrew, perhaps better as "Sterg." He was the unquestioned leader on our Parkwood team as well as being our best player. Over several years, I had the privilege to work with him on the ice along with a number of great kids. My son, Brian, a year younger, would likely tell you that Andrew’s most endearing quality was his ability to brighten a room, or an ice surface with the most wonderful sense of humor and acceptance. He made everyone feel welcomed and including the adults around him.

Jim McAleer, Port Washington


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A damn good athlete

A damn good athlete, a leader, and I never heard him say a hurtful thing to anyone. I certainly played harder every time he was on the ice with me.

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Brian McAleer, Miami, Fla.