The Washington Ice Dogs mourn the loss of a member of our team. ROSS JORDAN LAWRENCE passed away on Friday, August 1, 2008. The Ice Dogs family sends condolences to Ross’s parents Gary and Margy Lawrence and brother Jason Lawrence and other family members.
Ross Lawrence was biking to one of his favorite places, Rockville Ice rink, Ross was a regular visitor to Rockville Ice arena and The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD. Ross loved and lived for our sport of hockey. His passion for the game was an inspiration to us all. His passion for his team was so contagious and made us all proud to be a team. He taught us that being a part of a team is so important, and we must never forget that. The Washington Ice Dogs will be dedicating this upcoming season to Ross and we will remember him in many years to come. Ross loved the game so much he would have never stopped playing, so we will continue to keep him in our hearts each time we take to the ice for practices or games. Ross will always be with us in spirit and wonderful memories we have of him.
Though our small but caring community is a little smaller today, we will miss Ross on the ice and off. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ross's family, especially his parents Margy and Gary and his brother Jason.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to NAMI Montgomery County, 10730 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD 20895 or to The American Special Hockey Association, 1726 Leisure Way, Crofton, MD 21114.