(WFSB) – Members of Connecticut and nationwide hockey organizations pay tribute to a high school athlete who died in a tragic crash on the ice.
Teddy Balkind was a 10th grade student at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan. He died after falling on the ice and being accidentally injured by another player.
“Teddy skated for the New Canaan Winter Club throughout his career as a young hockey player and was known to everyone as an amazing young man, son and brother,” said the New Canaan Police Department.
St. Luke’s says the whole community is in mourning. In a statement they said, “… we lost a precious young man in a tragic accident.”
A school community mourns the death of an athlete following a tragic sports accident.
The hockey community in general mourns the loss of Teddy Balkind. The #sticksoutforTeddy started to catch on as more and more people started posting pictures of their hockey sticks outdoors.
Several New Canaan families have started leaving their hockey sticks outside their doors.
The National Hockey League offered its condolences after learning of Balkind’s passing.
The New York Islanders shared a photo with #SticksoutforTeddy.
USA Hockey sent its condolences to Balkind’s family, friends and teammates.
CCM Hockey, an equipment company posted a photo with #SticksoutforTeddy.
Baur Hockey, another hockey equipment company, also sent condolences with #SticksoutforTeddy.
The CT Chiefs, a Connecticut league, sent their condolences.
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