Joseph Cocking History

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The Joseph Cocking Memorial Scholarship Fund (JCMHSF) was created in honor of Joe Cocking. He was born the youngest of 9 children, and started playing hockey as soon as he learned how to skate at only 4-years old.

He played with SHAW hockey in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 7 years old to 18 years old (1968 - 1979), and started coaching hockey when he was 17 years old with SHAW hockey as well.  

His career involved teaching hundreds (maybe thousands) of kids hockey skills and life skills.

Some of the hockey programs he was involved in include:

  • Northwest Chargers (Illinois)
  • Schaumburg Kings (Illinois)
  • St. Viator High School (Illinois)
  • Wauwatosa East High School (Wisconsin)
  • Pettit Youth Hockey (Wisconsin)
  • Marquette University Club Hockey (Wisconsin)
  • Coach in IL from 1992-93 to 1996-97 for the SAINT VIATOR HOCKEY CLUB and KINGS HOCKEY LEAGUE
  • Coach in Wisconsin from 1998-99 to 2005-06 PETTIT HOCKEY
  • Coach with ACHA program in 2011-12 and 2012-13 

He refereed on and off the ice for many years, and was involved with the Milwaukee Admirals and the Chicago Wolves.

Joe played on a number of adult recreational teams.

Mission & Vision

The Mission of the fund is to allow more kids to experience the joy of ice hockey.  Our vision is that deserving youth will have the ability to play hockey without having to worry about the financial aspect of the sport. 

Goal of the Fund

Annually fund at least one (Wisconsin area) player's fees from each division (Mini-mites, Mites, Squirts, Peewees, Bantam, High School, and College) to provide them with the joy of hockey without some of the financial burdens it may cause to families.

Donations can be made via check or online.  All donations are tax-deductible in accordance with federal tax law.  Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider if asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program.  If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

Fund Structure

The Joseph Cocking Memorial Hockey Scholarship Fund (JCMHSF) is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433).

Fund Contact Information

Nancy J. Cocking - Executive Director

Lori J. Highby - Director of Marketing

Elizabeth M. Sparks - Director of Finance & Events

John J. Cocking - Director of Community Relations

Mailing Address:

2941 S. Lenox Street
Milwaukee, WI  53207