Former Lake Superior State equipment manager Somes passes away

Former Lake Superior State athletics equipment manager Gilmore ‘Gil’ Somes passed away on Jan. 19.

He was 85.

Somes was hired by former athletic director Bud Cooper in 1981 and served as a full-time as equpment manager for all sports until 1995.

“Gil was a great man and a valuable part of Laker hockey,” former LSSU goalie Darrin Madeley said in a news release. “I will miss that great smile after a win and that great friend after a loss. He and [wife] Margie were family to every player and we love them because they loved us unconditionally. Gilly was an icon and we have lost a great man.”

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