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Thread #121207   Message #2673938
Posted By: 3refs
07-Jul-09 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Violence in sports.
Subject: RE: BS: Violence in sports.
The young man was finally sentenced. Conditional Discharge, 1 year probation and 100 hours of community service.
He(now 18yrs old) was selected by an NHL team during their annual entry draft June 26-27. I hope he does well and wish him the best of luck. He has a significant burden to carry for the rest of his life.

I watched my older brother self-destruct upon the sudden death of his son at the age of 12. He blamed everyone, from the ambulance driver to the attending nurses and doctors at Vancouver General. In reality, we were to learn months later, my nephew was dead before he hit the ground. His heart basically ruptured.

The father of the young man who died, has laid the blame for his sons death on hockey coaches. I can't fully understand his grief or the sorrow the family will endure and it may seem that I'm not being very sympathetic. It was a Rugby game, and to blame hockey coaches kind of confuses me!