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41 Years of Youth Hockey in the Amery Area

AYHA is proud to offer youth hockey to Amery and the surrounding communities for over 41 years!

AYHA Remembers John Legut

John Legut.

  Although John tragically passed away in 1992, he was one of the true inspirations and forces behind the construction of the indoor arena.  For those of you who never had the pleasure of meeting him, this will give you a little insight into who he was.

The 25th Annual John Legut Memorial Cup Hockey Game is December 23, 2017!

Attention Alumni Hockey Players:

Information for the 25th Annual John Legut Memorial Cup Hockey Game has been released. Please see below.

*Jerseys must be ordered by December 11

*Registrations must be received by December 20

Interested in playing in the 25th John Legut Memorial Cup Hockey Game?

Order a Jersey:

If you do not already have a personalized, numbered jersey, one will be ordered for you.  The cost of the jersey is $25.00.  Please contact Annette Elkin by Monday December 11 if you would like a jersey at (715) 268-9126 or at We need to know the year you graduated and the number you would like.

Game/Registration Info:

A game fee of $15.00 is required from each player.  The proceeds will be donated to the Legut Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please register for the game before Wednesday December 20, 2017 so we can print the roster out.

How to Register for the game:

E-mail the following information to and pay the night of the game at check-in. 

Information needed:

  • Name
  • Year of Graduation
  • Do you need a jersey?  Yes, what number?
  • If you have a jersey, what number is it?

Contact Information for Questions: 

Andrea Legut at 715-781-0710 or via email at 

Annette Elkin at 715-268-9126

To have a successful game, we need enough players for two teams and, of course, at least two goalies. We hope to see you on the 23rd!

Alumni may make a contribution even if you are unable to participate in the game. And be sure to Like us on Facebook for game updates!


Unknown to others, John financially helped some hockey players that could not afford to be in the program, but really wanted to play.  He gave to others rather than himself, and this is why to this day we honor the memory of John Legut with a memorial alumni game and scholarship in his name.


Thanks goes to Peggy Legut for graciously supplying this insight into John's life.

John was born in Minneapolis on March 29, 1942 and grew up in the Twin Cities. He was previously married with two children & moved to Amery in 1983 to work at NSP (Xcel). 

John was an active hockey supporter, and was heavily involved with his son, Tony, who played hockey from peewee's to HS.  His daughter Andrea was a HS statistician. 

John was known as "Mr. Iceman". He was the Perfectionist of the outdoor ice.  He always knew how to make the BEST ice... the temp & humidity had to be just perfect. It could be 11 pm or 2 am, If that was the "perfect" ice time, he would be there. Because he worked for NSP, he was always next door to the arena. When people were looking for him, they would always find him out checking the ice or running the Zamboni.  He also spent a lot of time teaching others what he knew about the ice.

Peggy met John in 1991 at Our Savior's Church where John was council president.   Peggy remembers that He was kind & very romantic always giving her roses, He had a persistence of no other.  He also believed in helping others, and was an excellent role model for Peggy's son at the ice rink. 

Peggy and John were married October 10, 1992  with a private family ceremony at Our Savior's church.  They  married a second time at the New Richmond Ice Arena.  John wanted to be married on the Ice.  He even lip sang" My, my, my, what a beautiful day".  

Tragically John died one week later on October 17, 1992 while on their honeymoon in Hawaii.  He was preceded in death by his parents & previous spouse. 

John loved to fish, especially at Lake Mille Lacs.  He would occasionally visit the local casino while camping at the Lake.  One of John's other hobbies included rebuilding vintage autos. He was an AYHA board member until 1992, and helped to organize the Amery Optimist Club. 

Information on the Annual Legut memorial game

1993 Tim Henningsgard
1994 Greg Peck
1995 Ken Baillargeon
1996 Troy Boe
1997 Chad Gauthier
1998 T.J. Rasmussen
1999 Todd Griffin
2000 Al LeMay
2001 Adam Derrick
2002 Alex Koch
2003 Tom Schanon
2004 Zach Peterson
2005 Jeff Fretwell
2006 Corey Measner
2007 Mat Tryggestad
2008 Nate Smith
2009 Matt Humpal

2010 Tanner Tryggestad

2011 Alex Kock and Patrick Bergan

2012 Tanner Tryggestad

2013 Kyle Schultz

2014 Tanner Tryggestad

1994 Chad Heintz
1995 Brian Eggen
1996 T.J. Rasmussen
1997 Mitch Noah
1998 Mandy Stokes
1999 Matt Humpal
2000 Adam Noah
2001 Ryan Humpal
2002 Zach Peterson
2003 Tyler Drake
2004 No senior hockey players applied
2005 No senior hockey players applied
2006 Chris Magnine
2007 Matt Mullendore
2008 BJ Elkin
2009 Rachel Mullendore
2010 Kyle Schultz

2011 Jake Hendrickson
2012 Tyler Richison
 2013 Jake Mullendore

2014 Jakeb Wirtz