Years Played: 1949, 1950, 1951
NCAA Championship: 1951
Joe Marmo, originally from East Boston, Massachusetts, played hockey for the University of Massachusetts for two years before enrolling at the University of Michigan. He played center and left wing under Coach Vic Heyliger from the 1948-1949 through 1950-1951 seasons. His most memorable experience at the University of Michigan was playing on three NCAA teams and being a member of the 1951 Championship team. He was very proud of being a member of those Michigan teams with so many talented players.
He organized youth hockey in Massena, New York in 1956. In 1962, he also organized the first ever youth hockey program in the state of Idaho, in Idaho Falls. He received numerous awards: elected national director of AHAUS in 1977; Grand Marshal of Idaho Falls’ Fourth of July Parade; first recipient in the United States for the William Thayer Tutt Award from AHAUS for work in youth hockey over the past thirty years; had an Idaho Falls rink named for him and another man (Joe Marmo-Wayne Lehto Ice Facility); numerous awards from service clubs, etc. Joe Marmo retired from the Department of Energy after thirty years and went into consulting. He had three children. Joe Marmo passed away 23 May 2016.
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