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A Tragic Accident

from CBS NewYork,

A young hockey player in Connecticut has died after a collision between two players on the ice during a school game.

Outside of St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, the mood was somber Friday as students and parents gathered to mourn the loss of 10th grader Teddy Balkind.

“It’s horrible. It’s really bad,” said an 18-year-old student named Calvin. “I feel like it’s just like an outreach of, I don’t know, sympathy.”

As CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reports, police say Teddy died after a Thursday evening junior varsity hockey game between high school students from St. Luke’s and Brunswick School.

As the two private school teams faced off at Brunswick’s rink in Greenwich, it’s believed Teddy fell to the ice. Another player who was near him was unable to stop, and the two collided.

According to a statement sent to students from Brunswick, Teddy’s neck was accidentally cut by a skate.


I did tweet this a day or two ago too....

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Hootinani's avatar

This happened to a friend of mine back in high school.  He survived, but just barely.  It was a pretty sobering moment for the all of us.

Posted by Hootinani on 01/08/22 at 06:12 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

So sad. sick

Posted by bigfrog on 01/08/22 at 08:38 PM ET

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