Coach and Player Quotes
Jerry York, Boston College Head Coach
"Jeff is one of the greats of coaching in college hockey. He's been an inspiration to so many young coaches coming up in the ranks and he's done so many great things to advance the game of college hockey."
Jack Parker, Boston University Head Coach
"I have known Jeff for a long time and competed against him and coached with him (on the national scene) many times. He's always been a forthright person, and someone I have always enjoyed being around. He's a great credit to the University of Wisconsin and the players he has turned out. His body of work at Colorado College and the University of Wisconsin speaks for itself. He has been a great ambassador for the University and college hockey not just around the country but throughout the world. He will be sorely missed."
Dean Blais, Head Coach University of North Dakota
"It is always sad when we lose a member of our coaching fraternity. I'm happy that Jeff can still continue to work with Wisconsin athletics--while he pursues his passion, golf."
Mike Sertich, Head Coach Michigan Tech University
"I'm very disappointed to hear the news. College hockey has lost a voice and a leader and that hurts. Our league and college hockey certainly won't be the same without him."
Tony Granato, former player and NHL standout
"Jeff Sauer was one of the most influential factors in my playing career and a springboard for my professional career. He is a model of character and dignity and the perfect coach who carried on the legacy of Badger Hockey."
Gary Suter, former player and current San Jose Shark
"It is the end of another era at Wisconsin Hockey. Jeff took over at Wisconsin in a tough situation, following the legendary Bob Johnson, but left leaving his own mark. He has coached 20 years at the UW and will be remembered for carrying on the Wisconsin tradition."
Mike Richter, former player and current New York Ranger goaltender
"Everybody associated with Badger Hockey is proud of Jeff for not only his coaching ability but his class and the genuine interest he showed in his players."
Dany Heatley, former player current Atlanta Thrasher
"Coach Sauer is a great person on and off the ice. He's a coach who really cares about his players and someone who has been a great representative for college hockey. I'm proud to say I played for him."