Oct 31, 2012, 3:35 pm
We are so sad to have to say goodbye to one of our original over 50 skaters, Stephen "Doc" Archer. Steve has been with us since our very beginning at George Hayes' Sunday "Rat" at Darien many years ago. Not only a fine player and good friend, Steve has also been there with expert medical help for many of our players. Any time anyone has gone down on the ice, he has always been first on the scene with aid and advice. We will all miss him a lot.
But in addition to farewell we want also to offer him our congratulations. One of the world's leading Cardiologists, Steve will be leaving his post at The University of Chicago Hospital to become the new Head of the Department of Medicine at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Returning to his native land in such an honorable capacity is a great acheivement and we wish him great success in all his endeavors. Steve has also told us that he has already found a new hockey team to play for too! So we wish him Good Luck on the ice as well!
Steve wrote this to me just before leaving -
Its been a pleasure having you as a friend. The over 50 hockey has been one of the true pleasures of my time in Chicago and I have you to thank for that. Hopefully I will get to skate with you again on a return visit. I wish the Silverhawks fun (and victory) this year and hope they win the Cup.
Please share my new work address with all the guys:
Stephen L. Archer MD. FRCP(C), FAHA, FACC
Professor and Head
Department of Medicine, Queen's University
Etherington Hall, Room 3041
94 Stuart St.
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6