A Sudden and Unexpected Loss
Jordan Illian died Thursday, February 4th of an unexpected heart attack. We are working with his teammates to help out his wife of under 6 months and his family in this time of tragedy and loss.
“…his personality and charisma on and off the ice touched all of us and he will truly be missed.” – Erik Phillips
A Tribute to Jordan Illian from One of his Many Goaltenders
Written by Daniel Kirkovich
Simply put, words cannot express the tragedy of Jordan’s passing. He was such a kind, genuine, loving person with a laugh you couldn’t forget. It was quite contagious. It’s been humbling to see how deeply rooted and loved he was within his community. He touched so many people’s lives. I met Jordan through our hockey team three years ago and I feel incredibly lucky to have had his friendship and be his teammate. I’ll never forget his smile or the shots he blocked. He had incredible love not only for the game of hockey, but the people he played with and it showed. Jordan will be seriously missed and I hope that anyone who had the opportunity to meet Jordan, carries on his spirit and brightness. Love the people around you. Cherish the moments we have together.
RIP Jordan Illian. We love you, brother.
A Multiple Team Rally
DAWG Nation is working with the Whalers and the Thunderchickens to help pass the hat in support of Jordan’s surviving spouse Michelle. We will have more information soon, but in the meantime, we join Jordan’s teams and family in mouring his loss. We look forward to helping celbrate his life.
A Video Tribute
Let’s Keep the Rally Going
While his teammates from the Whalers have started quite a rally, we can pull in his other teams, family and friends in honoring Jordan with a donation today!
Or mail check to:Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation
PO Box 182
Indian Hills, CO 80454
Dawg Nation will collect all funds donated and determine the final amount provided to the recipient. Dawg Nation cannot guarantee that the full amount of your donation will reach the recipient. That said, Dawg Nation has historically provided final amounts to recipients in excess of the total amount of funds collected.