Hockey Alumnus Returns to Campus to Paint for a Cause

Michael Wills ’15

Michael Wills ’15. Photo: Robert Clark ’78

Former Laker men’s ice hockey defenseman and current internationally known artist Michael Wills ’15 returned to campus Nov. 17-18 to paint during the men’s hockey games against Buffalo State and Fredonia in the Marano Campus Center ice arena. Wills transferred to Oswego from Merrimack College and played 41 games for the Lakers while earning a BFA in graphic design. After graduating from SUNY Oswego, Wills traveled to Serbia, where he played professional hockey for over a year, retiring due to many injuries, he said. He said his forced retirement was extremely hard on him but it helped him redirect his passion into painting. The paintings he created throughout the weekend were raffled off to help support the hockey team’s planned trip to Europe.

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