RiverWolves Announce Passing of Co-Owner Woodhull

 Instrumental in bringing junior hockey to Wausau

(Wausau, WI)- It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of RiverWolves Co-Owner Teri Woodhull, on Sunday, January 10th after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

After her cancer diagnosis, she found Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance “MOCA” and became an active volunteer and ardent financial supporter. Teri was passionate about improving patient access to clinical trials. Her experience was featured in numerous publications including CURE Magazine and the 2017 AACR Annual Cancer Progress Report.  In September 2017 she represented patients as a featured speaker at the Washington DC Congressional Briefing on cancer research.

Teri, who was also the Board President for FORCE: Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered, represented women with ovarian cancer on two advisory panels and was a regular blog contributor for Globe-athon (an international effort to raise awareness of gynecologic cancers).

If you would like to contribute to these organizations that were important to Teri, you can do so via these websites.

MOCA – www.mnovarian.org | FORCE – www.facingourrisk.org/tribute/286

Teri and her husband Duncan were instrumental in bringing junior hockey to Wausau in 2017.

“Teri was an amazing person to work with in establishing the RiverWolves in Central Wisconsin. She brought out the best in everyone she came in contact with and was always focused on doing good by everyone. I look forward to continuing to build the RiverWolves with the attention to detail and passion she brought daily,” stated Director of Business Operations Zach Serwe.

“We mourn the loss of Teri Woodhull. Teri has had a tremendous impact on the lives of many and she will be dearly missed. I’d like to thank Teri, as well as Duncan for everything they have done for the players and myself for bringing the great game of hockey to Wausau on the junior level,” stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.

We ask that all fans attending our home game this Saturday, January 16th versus Milwaukee to be in their seats prior to puck drop for a special pre-game ceremony in Teri’s memory. RiverWolves players will also wear a special helmet sticker in Teri’s honor for the remaining of the 2020-21 season. Limited tickets are available for Saturday’s game via riverwolveshockey.com.

The RiverWolves are members of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of three USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification.  The primary mission of the NA3HL is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes who have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association.  For more information, visit riverwolveshockey.com.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]