Youth hockey player dies after collapse on ice

Youth Hockey Player of 14 years old dies after collapsing during hockey tournament in Brainerd. This incident happens during an afternoon game between Eastview’s Double A bantam team out of Apple Valley and Wayzata. The player, who has yet been identified, collapsed on the ice at the Essentia Health Sports centre shortly after the start of game.

In the evening 4:25 pm on Friday, Brainerd Police and emergency medical personnel retorted to a report at the Brainerd Area Civic Centre at 502 Jackson Street, to help with a comatose player. The Brainerd Police said that, the player had collapsed on the ice during the game. A paramedic present at the rink began to administer aid immediately.

The 14-year old, hockey player was airlifted to Essentia Health St. Joseph’s medical Centre in Brainerd, but efforts to revitalize him were abortive. The Brainerd dispatch reported that boy collapsed during the battle for the Blue OX Bantam AA tournament game among Eastview and Wayzata. The tournament has since been cancelled.

The identification of this young hockey player is not disclosed by police. Wayzata coach Nate Hagemo said that his team expresses its commiserations to the family of this 14- year young hockey player. A board member on the Eastview Youth Hockey Association said that it wasn’t commenting on the death but the association sent out a message confirming that a player had died.

Classmates and friends shared an outpouring of condolences on social media. The Minnesota wild hockey team sent a statement that “joins the State of Hockey in mourning the tragic passing of a Bantam hockey player today in Brainerd. Our hearts and prayers go out to the player’s family, friends and teammates.”