Welcome to Eddie Travis 4 "Memorial Hockey Skills Competition"

Welcome to Eddie Travis 4 "Memorial Hockey Skills Competition"

Welcome to Eddie Travis 4 "Memorial Hockey Skills Competition"Welcome to Eddie Travis 4 "Memorial Hockey Skills Competition"Welcome to Eddie Travis 4 "Memorial Hockey Skills Competition"

Let's remember Eddie with smiles, laughter, and hockey fun.

On behalf of the Eddie Travis 4 Memorial Fund, we are inviting you to the 1st Annual "Memorial Hockey Skills Competition" to Honor Eddie Travis lV on 

Saturday June 13, 2020.

   With the proceeds raised we will sponsor selected families for the 2020-21 hockey season. So look around our Memorial Website, sign up today!!

5/16/01-Edward J. Travis iV-6/15/19



Eddie was born on May 16, 2001


That Smile....

No matter where he was or what he was doing Eddie always had a SMILE on his face!!!!


Edward J. Travis lV

Eddie Died on June 15, 2019 


Participant's Essay for Sponsorship 2020-21 Hockey Season


Eddie loved Hockey, and as he got older the cost of Hockey went up too, whether it was for House, Travel, or Tournaments. The Travis Family would like to sponsor selected families  for the 2020-21 Hockey Season. We want to give other children the opportunity to play this spectacular Sport.

An essay is required for participants that wish to be sponsored.

In the essay you have to explain...

1. How hockey has/will impact your daily life?

2. What your favorite Hockey Team & Player is?

3. Why you choose this Team & Player?

4. What kind of community service have you done/will do?

Eddie had a bright future ahead of him, sadly Eddie will never achieve his dreams. We hope that in some way, we can help other kids to continue with their hockey dreams.

We ask that essay's be attached to participant's registration form. As deadline for registration is May 1, 2020.

The Travis & Rybarczyk Family will read the essay's and announce the winners on the day of the event.

Participants must wear their hockey equipment.

 ( We want all participants to be safe)

Skate rental will be open for those that need skates.

"Hockey Skills Competition" Event Info

Day of Competition


Saturday June 13, 2020

10:45 am- 11:30 am Check in

11:30 am- 11:55 am Introductions

12:00 pm- 4:00 pm Competition

Place of Competition



Town of Amherst Youth & Recreation Department

Northtown Center at Amherst

1615 Amherst Manor Drive

Williamsville, NY 14221

Participants's Event Jersey's


Ages: 7-11 Green Jersey's

Ages: 12-15 White Jersey's

Ages:16-20 Yellow Jersey's

Each Participant will receive an event Jersey.

An Event goodies bag which will have an event Bracelet, Lanyard, And Cup.

Skills Competition Categories


The Ice will be divided into 5 stations.

Station 1- Puck Control

Station 2- Shots on Net

Station 3- Obstacle Course

Station 4- Hardest Shot on Net 

Station 5- Goalie shots saved on net

We have added a 5th station for goalies  to participate in this Memorial Hockey Skills Competition.

Registration Info


Pre- Registration Before April 1, 2020

$35 Per Participant- One Free Parent Admission to Event

Registration Fee

After April 1, 2020

$40 Per Participant-  One Free Parent Admission to Event 

Deadline for final registration is May 1, 2020

Spectator's Event Fee

Adult 18 Years & Older $20  

Children 6-17 Yrs Old $10 

Children 5 Yrs Old & Under Free

Participants Event Jersey's



Each Participant will receive an event Jersey Shirt.

Event Name on Front of Jersey

All Jersey's Shirts will have Participant's name on back along with Sponsor's

The # 88 will be on all Jersey's as that was Eddie's number 88! 

It was his favorite number, because it was Patrick Kane's Number

No Exceptions.

Your invited to a Fun Afternoon of Hockey Fun!!!!!



Eddie's Senior Class of 2019 .... Loved that Eddie designed his Homecoming Shirt as "ET PHONE HOME" his Initials.

Eddie Senior Class honored Eddie as his family walked across the stage at graduation to ACCEPT his diploma. Eddie graduated with Honors.

Memorial Fund to Honor Eddie Travis IV

"Memorial Hockey Skill's Competition"

11 am- 4 pm 

June 13, 2020

"Memorial Hockey Skills Competition" to Honor Eddie

Why we created this Event...

Eddie Travis lV has been on the ice  since the age of  6. We enrolled him in the Learn to Skate program at Holiday Twin Rinks. In 2007, he started playing hockey with the Hamburg Hawks & Holiday Twin Rinks ( Dip N Dots). In the early years, Eddie struggled with skating backwards, stopping with his left foot, and controlling the puck. With help from his coaches each year Eddie excelled in hockey. He became a power player. "The Speed Demon",  we would hear parents say. Eddie was known as the Enforcer. No matter how big his opponent was, Eddie would go after them for the puck. Eddie participated in two High School Skills Competitions at the Harbor Center with his teammates.  In 2010, under the coaching of Dave Luby they won the Mite Division Championship ( Blackhawks). In 2017, under the coaching of Mike Meca they won the ELPS JV Hockey Championship. His last year of hockey he played for the Southtown Stars, under the Coaching of Mike Woods. Eddie's team played in Brockport, NY in the David Bigelow Memorial Tournment. They won the championship 12-3. This was the last game Eddie played. Eddie said, "Playing Hockey has taught me many things; Respect, Courage, Responsibility, Sportsmanship, Trust, and how to make friends. But most of all it has taught me that no matter what the score board says, you are still part of a team. You win as a team, you lose as a team." Eddie said to him that's what is important- being part of a team means family.         


To Honor Eddie


Eddie loved playing hockey....

We want to give other kids the experience like Eddie had. 

The 1st Annual "Hockey Skill's Competition" Memorial Event to honor Eddie Travis lV, is a way for kids to learn skills needed to play hockey.

As a competition it is for kids to try their best while being scored on various skill stations. Awards & Prizes will given to the top 3 in each age group for each skill station.

Our Life Changed Forever....


A Fairy Tale..... Prom 2019

Lizzy asked Eddie to go to her Prom in 2018. The Fairy Tale of these two young people began.  Hikes- movie dates, dinner at Outback, working  at Sears Department Store. They were always together. Everyone could see the love they had for one another. On June 14, 2019 Eddie & Lizzy were getting ready for Eddies Prom. A day of preparing not seeing each other til they got to Eddie's house for pictures. It felt like their wedding day. When Lizzy walked through the door, the smile Eddie & Lizzy gave each other was breathtaking. Both family's came to take pictures of Eddie & Lizzy, Tom & Maya at Botanical Gardens, and the Albright Knox Art Gallery. A night of dancing, smiling, laughing, & kissing.  After prom they went midnight bowling with friends. The night was perfect. The Next Morning,  June 15, 2019 Tragedy.....


June 15, 2019 Tragedy Our life changed forever.....

 On June 15, 2019 Eddie and his girlfriend Lizzy, were on their way to volunteer at the 5th Annual James Metz  5K Run in Lancaster.  They were going to help set up and hand out water bottles to the runners, for credit in his government class.  They never made it ... 

At 8:01 am Eddie car was T-Boned by another vehicle in front of the YMCA in West Seneca. Eddie was killed instantly. Lizzy was rushed to ECMC where she underwent emergency surgery.  There was rumors that because it was prom night that Eddie & Lizzy were drinking. That was not the case.  They were Drug /Alcohol Free.

Eddie and Lizzy were starting their life, after graduation Eddie was going to start a full time job at a excavation company. Lizzy had just finished her first year of collage at EEC South. 

Eddie was killed a week before graduation. Eddie was a safe driver, he often watched his niece and nephew and drove them around. All Eddie wanted out of life was to make everyone happy.

Lizzy has physically recovered, emotionally she has not. Her soulmate was taken from her on that day. We believe Eddie saved her that day.  He was protecting her, as he said he always would.

We love you, Eddie!


... Days following the tragic death of our son Eddie.

The Frontier Students came together grieving the loss of their classmate with a balloon release the Monday after the accident. That evening they then came together at Hamburg Beach for a Lantern Lighting  Release.

The support from the frontier students, facility, parents, friends & family in the coming days warmed our hearts.

The wake service was overwhelming for our family. So many people paying their respects to Eddie. 5 hours Eddie's parents and sister stood by his side as many came to say their goodbyes. Telling Eddie's family what a great guy Eddie was, that they should be proud. Eddie touched so many lives with his Smile, Kindness, Respect, & Love.

The funeral service on Wednesday June 19,  final goodbyes we said as a procession of 125+ vehicles made their way to Holy Cross Cemetery. 

The overwhelming love and support will be forever in our hearts. 


 We Love You 

Forever & Always

Thanks You Sponsors

Thank You to Our Current Sponsors




Thank you Sponsors

Jeff Carloni And Family


Thank you to Everyone for your Donations


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Memorial Hockey Skills Competition

On behalf of the Travis/Rybarczyk Family, We Thank You for taking the time to visit Eddie Travis IV Memorial Website.

www.eddietravis4memorialfund- Website

4615 Roundtree Road, Hamburg, New York 14075, United States

EMAIL & PHONE INFO Any questions about the event please contact us by email, text, call, or send a message. Contact info provided below. 716-238-5872 Lisa Travis/ 716-445-9900 EJ Travis III