Adam Lanoir a former hockey player, turned volunteer coach in his free time, passed away suddenly after playing the game he loved back in October. The loss to the community of Glens Falls, where he coached, was enormous.
Athletic Director for Glens Falls School District Chip Corlew, met Lanoir when the 1990-91 Glens Falls Indians were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.
"The kindness and compassion you have for everybody you come in contact [with] were the attributes Adam had every day of his life," Corlew said. "Not only was he a great hockey player, but [he was also] an unbelievable husband, a great dad, and just a great person."
Lanoir dedicated his free time to inspiring kids in the sport he loved. A member of the 1990-1991 Glens Falls Indians, now the Rivermen, Lanoir took the lessons he learned and taught them as a coach.
Friday night, his legacy will live on in the Glens Falls Recreation Center.
"We're proud that nobody will ever wear that number 24," Corlew said. "Because you couldn't fill that jersey."
A framed sweater with the number 24 and a plaque, will be presented to Lanoir's wife Ann, and sons Reece and Brodie.
The Adirondack Rivermen will retire the number before their Niskayuna/Schenectady game at 7:40 p.m. You can find more details on Facebook.