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The West Haven Youth Hockey Association is saddened to hear of the loss of West Haven icon Thomas "Tinker" Blake.

Blake died after a long battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy Friday afternoon with his family by his side. He was 60.

MSA is a rare, progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a combination of symptoms which affect both the autonomic nervous system and movement.

Blake, also known as the “Voice of West Haven,” for many of the school’s athletic events, started having issues in May of 2012. After going through months of tests, Blake was diagnosed with MSA in November of 2013.

The community rallied behind the ever popular Blake with several fund-raisers, including the West Haven Youth Hockey Association benefit game in honor of Blake in 2015. At Blake’s request, all proceeds went towards funding the research of MSA.

Blake was a former coach and board member for the West Haven Youth Hockey Association, as well as the president of the West Haven High School Penalty Box Club, which is the parent group supporting the West Haven hockey team.

Blake's family also remains heavily involved in youth sports as daughter Erin was a long-time youth hockey coach, before turning her attention to the head coaching position of the West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy girls hockey team. Son Kevin returns to West Haven this year as he will coach the Bantam A team. 

Blake was recently nominated to be inducted into the West Haven Hall of Fame this coming November. 

Blake leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Maureen, their three children, Kevin, Erin, and Brittany, son-in-law Mike Bova, and grandson, Blake.

Calling hours will be at the West Haven Funeral Home Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Victory in West Haven, Thursday morning at 11 a.m.

Full article on Thomas “Tinker” Blake can be read here at http://www.gametimect.com/west-havens-tinker-blake-passes-away-60/

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