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Goaltender Tragically Passes Away While Warming Up for Game


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TJ Tucker
November 27, 2023  (3:13 PM)
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A tragic scene during an amateur hockey game involving a goaltender. According to reports, the 62-year-old was warming up for a game in New Moscow over the weekend, but collapsed to the ice and passed away before medical help could get to him.

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«What is the cause of death? We don't yet have all the information ourselves. I personally wasn't here at the game. It happened late. Goalkeeper Nikolai Kuznetsov was 62 years old. We are in touch with the hockey player's relatives. We will help them in everything." Director of SHL (Russian amateur league) Sergei Stolyarov

Sadly, it appears a lack of medical personnel at the scene was likely a factor in the man's death. Stolyarov said players themselves decided not to have them there as it would make playing in the league too expensive.
"We talked with the teams before the season. They refused to take ambulances because it would make the championship more expensive. We will gather the division council. We are definitely in favor of ambulances being present at matches."

Paramedics did eventually arrive on the scene and tried to revive the goaltender, but it was too late. This is the second death of an amateur player in Russia this month, with another 60-year-old dying under similar circumstances a couple of weeks ago.
Source: Sport-express.ru
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