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Yevet Anderson

YEAR INDUCTED
2021
SPORT
ROLE
Administrative, Promoter
LEVEL PLAYED
About Yevet Anderson

Yevet’s name has been synonymous with youth hockey in Erie for more than 30 years, while making the Glenwood Park ice rink her second home as an employee and coach. She would coach for 31 years, and started the Erie Senior C Hockey League in 1967. In addition, she had the first all-women’s team in that league.

Yevet sponsored the EYHA Mini Mite Ducks and Yevet’s Flyers for 18 years. In addition, she was founder and head coach of the Erie Lady Lions from 1996 to 2014 and USA Hockey Mid-American women’s hockey director for 14 years. Yevet is an 11-time USA Hockey National Tournament director; and a three-time World director. She started Timbits Minor Hockey in Erie in 2009 and ran the Sarah Backstrom Tournament from its inception to 2014.  Yevet was one of the organizers of the first-ever Women’s Frozen Four in Erie in 2011. It also bears noting that shehelped players with physical disabilities like Miles Gates, a 2008 McDowell High School graduate.Gates was born legally deaf. Thanks to people like Yevet, he overcame that disability and played hockey throughout his youth.Gates would go on to compete on multiple United States teams that qualified for the Winter Deaf Olympics. That included the 2019 tournament, which was held in Italy. The United States, with Gates as a defenseman, beat Canada 7-3 in the gold-medal game.  Yevet started the USA Hockey Multi-district Goaltender Development Camp, as well as the Girl Scout PUT THE BISCUIT IN THE NET girls hockey badge program.