Hospital: Teenager Hit by Puck

2002-03-19 15:27 ☼ post

Hospital: Teenager hit by puck has died

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 13-year-old girl died after being hit in the head by a puck that was shot over the glass and caromed off another fan at an NHL game.

Tragic and bizarre. Hockey is a dangerous sport, but you don’t expect that kind of thing to happen to a fan. Even stranger, according to the article,

In 1984, a 10-year-old boy in Spokane, Wash., was killed when hit with a puck while watching an exhibition game between the Spokane Eagles and Spokane Chiefs.

I was in fifth or six grade at the time of the Spokane accident, but I don’t remember hearing anything about it.