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World Class Hockey player dead at 33 following tragic accident

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

The Hockey community has been unable to catch a break lately, as yet another player has lost their life.

Dale Harrop, a member of the New Zealand National team, has passed away in a tragic surfing incident at just 33-years-old.

The incident happened at Muriwai beach in New Zealand, where Dale tragically drowned around 4pm on Saturday afternoon.

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He was brought to shore by lifesavers, but was unable to be revived.

Harrop began his Ice Hockey career in 2006, playing for the Canterbury Red Devils.

”Dale’s infectious smile and gregarious personality followed him everywhere he went. He was an active member of the Ice Blacks since 2007, representing New Zealand at ten World Championships.

Dale had 8 goals and 45 points in 71 games with the New Zealand national team.

Our condolences to anyone who personally knew Dale, may he Rest in Peace.



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