Inaugural Bob Suter Memorial Classic draws sellout crowd

MADISON, Wis. — The community showed up in a significant way for the first-ever Bob Suter Memorial Classic. 

The fundraiser, which looks to donate hockey equipment to local youth organizations, ended up selling out. Both the Madison Capitols and Bob Suter Memorial Foundation helped put together the event.

It all comes back to carrying on Suter’s legacy and growing the game of hockey in the Madison area.

Badgers hockey coach Tony Granato took part and shared what the Suter name means to Madison.

“Class, work ethic, hockey, youth hockey in particular because all these kids are having a chance to play because of the donation the Suter family made,” Granato said. “When you think about Bobby, of course you think of the gold medal and the gold medal sports and all the other stuff, but [we’re] just fortunate to have people like that in our community.”

Game-worn jerseys are still being auctioned off until Friday night, with all proceeds going to the Bob Suter Memorial Foundation.