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Junior ice hockey player Eli Palfreyman dies at 20 after collapsing during game


The junior hockey group is mourning the dying of Ayr Centennials star Eli Palfreyman. Palfreyman, who was 20, died after collapsing throughout a preseason match sport on Tuesday in Ontario, according to a report from TMZ Sports.

In the course of the first intermission of an Ayr Farmers Mutual International Invitational match sport, Palfreyman collapsed whereas within the locker room. Emergency providers have been known as and Palfreyman was transported to Cambridge Memorial Hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless.

A reason for dying has not been introduced but.

The Better Ontario Junior Hockey League launched an announcement on Palfreyman’s dying. The league additionally postponed all preseason exhibition video games on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 out of respect for Palfreyman’s household.

“The GOJHL and all member groups want to prolong our deepest condolences to Eli’s household, buddies, his teammates, and the complete Centennials group,” the GOJHL said in a statement. “That is an unexplainable tragedy, and no phrases can ease the ache everybody concerned is emotions. Eli’s relationships and friendships run deep all through the GOJHL, the league is helping with offering grief and psychological well being professionals to assist the Centennials group in addition to different groups and their gamers.”

Palfreyman was in his second season with the Centennials, and he was only recently named staff captain. Within the 2021-22 season, Palfreyman performed 44 video games for the Centennials and tallied 16 objectives and 13 assists.

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