Connecticut high school hockey player dies after ice collision

A Connecticut high school hockey player died of a collision during a game Thursday in Greenwich, officials said.

The student fell onto the ice during a match, and another player couldn’t stop and collided with the fallen player, Greenwich Police Captain Mark Zuccerella said, according to NBC Connecticut and other local media.

The student died of his injury in a hospital, Zuccerella said.

The incident occurred during a game between St. Luke’s School in New Canaan and Brunswick School in Greenwich, NBC Connecticut reported.

The student who fell was a St. Luke player, the news station reported.

In a statement Friday, St. Luke’s school principal Mark Davis said, “Our community is in mourning. Yesterday we lost a precious young man in a tragic accident. St. Luke School and Brunswick School are in shock as we work to support our students and their families. St. Luke’s singular goal at this time is to take care of our devastated community.

The identity, age and year of the student were not disclosed.

Brunswick school principal Thomas W. Philip said “we are devastated” and called it “unimaginable tragedy”.

“I, of course, met the principal of St. Luke’s school and contacted the boy’s family to offer him any help, support or assistance possible during such a difficult time,” Philip said in a statement.

He said the school would have no further comments Thursday night out of respect for the family.

“Please keep everyone who is concerned in your prayers,” Philip said.

Tim fitzsimons contributed.


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