OHL player knocked unconscious after brutal blindside hit

Published February 27, 2022 at 10:03 PM

A lot of concern in Windsor on Sunday, as a Toronto Maple Leafs prospect was knocked out by a violent hit during a game between the hometown Spitfires and the Sarnia Sting.

Ty Voit, the Leafs' 5th round pick in the 2021 draft, was leading a rush into the Spitfires' zone when he got rocked with a blindside hit in open ice after making a clean pass for the zone entry.

Voit lay motionless on the ice as those in attendance held their breath, hoping that the 18-year-old winger was okay. A stretcher was brought out onto the ice, but fortunately, it was not needed. Voit was able to make it back to his feet and off the ice under his own power.

Windsor's Nathan Ribau was ejected for the hit, but Voit, the Sting's leading scorer, left the game and didn't return. The Spitfires skated away with a 5-1 victory.

Voit has registered 13 goals and a total of 54 points through just 43 games with the Sting this season. Hoping and praying that the young playmaker is not seriously injured and is not forced to miss significant time.
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