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16-year-old boy tragically dies during high school ice hockey game

Updated: Jan 10, 2022

A 16-year-old hockey player has passed away after him and another player collided during a game

The game was between Brunswicks School and St Luke's School on Thursday afternoon in Greenwich, Connecticut.

St Luke's School student Teddy Balkind, who was in 10th grade, fell to the ice and another player who was unable to stop collided into him, CBS New York reported.

That is when Teddy's neck was cut by the other players skate.

The game was immediately stopped as the young boy was taken to Greenwich hospital, where he later succumbed to his neck injury.

"Yesterday, we lost a precious young man in a tragic accident," a statement from St Luke's, obtained by the media outlet, said.

The NHL PR has released a statement following the tragic passing of the young hockey player.

"Both St Luke's School and Brunswick School are in shock as we work to support our students and families. St Luke's singular focus at this moment is to care for our devastated community."

People in the community he lived in, and all across the world are leaving hockey sticks on their front porches to commemorate the loss of the young hockey player.

Multiple NHL team's have released statements regarding the incident. Such as the New York Rangers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils.

The New Canaan Police Department posted a statement on its Facebook page, calling Balkind “an all-around incredible young man, son and brother.”



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