I loved Jason Lindner before I met him. I had sourced him the fall of 06 and watched his stats through the season, with each game and a good showing I would cheer and when he had the inevitable crappy game, I was heartsick for him. Right after Christmas I told Bo that something must have happened as he wasn’t playing, a few weeks later Bo contacted him to find out that Jason had suffered a severe injury. Jason was the consummate player as he told Bo that “I am ok with the backup goalie playing, he is good and I am not ready, what is most important is, who is the best goalie for the team.” I was never more impressed with a young man’s attitude, and have never been more impressed with anyone else’s.
I first met Grandpa Bill when he came down with Jason and his Family in April of 2007. I have never met a grandpa that loved, nor was more proud of, a grandson more than Grandpa Bill. He came with a folder of pictures, articles and memorabilia of Jason and would share it with anyone who would listen and look. We looked, we listened and we fell in love with Grandpa Bill. Bo especially loved his stories of how hockey used to be. Bo and grandpa Bill forged a friendship that was strong and true and built on a mutual love of hockey and of course, Jason Lindner.
Grandpa Bill not only became a great fan of UVSC/UVU hockey, but a fan of Matt Beaudry, Head Coach as well. Bill was supportive and helpful not only to Matt, but gave his friendship willingly and spontaneously to General Manager Lisa Beaudry. He was kind, helpful and ever ready to give advice. He supported us when others abandoned us, he was there and rejoiced with us when we were proven to be honest and upfront in our dealings during our time with the hockey team.
Bill Moyseyuk, professional hockey player, professional hockey scout, devoted hockey fan, devoted grandpa and devoted friend. I will miss him like crazy.