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Ulvis Katlaps Memorial

2018 UK2 Alumni Game - Friday, December 21

The Milwaukee Jr. Admirals are excited to host the 5th Annual UK2 Alumni Game on Friday, December 21.  Hockey begins at 5:45 pm at the Kern Center, with Reception at Red Rock Saloon to follow.  

We are asking participants this season as well, to consider donating to help fight the battle against cancer.  We will provide a link at the end of registration to make an additional contribution to  

All MJA Alumni are invited to play.  Current players are encouraged to attend and cheer on the teams.  Registration is currently open.  We look forward to a great night!

In addition, we have also created an MJA Alumni Spirit Wear Store.  If you'd like to order apparel with the Alumni logo, please click the link to the right to access the store.  Items will ship within 2 weeks of ordering.  


Ulvis was taken from his family and all of us much to soon at age of 45 after a diagnosis of an advanced stage of stomach cancer.  To so many people, Ulvis was much more than a hockey coach. He was a mentor of life, who seemed to know everything about anything. Ulvis didn’t only care about turning young hockey players into the best they could be, he cared about turning those boys and girls into the best men and women they could be. He did so with a love and compassion you didn’t know because he said it, you knew because you felt it. A coach who truly gave everything he had to his players.

Through an unconditional love for his family, the game of hockey, and every single player who set foot in his locker room, Ulvis set forth and example for us to follow and become the organization that we are today, both on and off the ice. No one will ever replace Ulvis, he was truly one of a kind. Yet his examples live on throughout our organization, and he lives on in our hearts.   

You are forever missed, UK. We know you are up there looking down on us as one of the “Hockey Gods”, so keep the good bounces coming!    

Our players and all who visit The Pettit National Ice Center will walk by this tribute box to Ulvis Katlaps!   

Please Donate to Help Continue the Fight Against Cancer

USA Women's Hockey Goalie, Alex Rigsby, pays tribute to Coach Katlaps on her helmet at the 2016 IIHF Women's World Championships

USA Women's Hockey Goalie, Alex Rigsby, pays tribute to Coach Katlaps on her helmet at the 2016 IIHF Women's World Championships

2017 UK2 Memorial Alumni Game

2016 UK2 Memorial Alumni Game

2015 UK2 Memorial Alumni Games


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2013 UK2 Memorial Alumni Game

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