Was Teddy Balkind New Canaan ice skate player wearing a neck guard before he died, age, cause of death, parents, video, wiki

Was Teddy Balkind New Canaan ice skate player wearing a neck guard before he died, age, cause of death, parents, video, wiki
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Teddy Balkind, a high school hockey player, died after an ice skate slashed his neck in a collision.


The Connecticut high school hockey player whose throat was sliced open by a skate during a terrible event on the ice earlier this week has been named.

Teddy Balkind, a 10th grader at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, was killed in a private-school showdown on Thursday night.

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What Happened To Teddy Balkind, Was He Wearing A Neck Guard Before His Fall:

Balkind, according to accounts, fell to the ice during the game. Officials reported that as he lay on the ground, another player nearby was unable to stop in time, and the two collided.

Apparently, it was not disclosed if the late ice hockey player was wearing a neck guard before his fall.

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The hockey world is hurting over the tragic loss of Teddy Balkind yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the young players from St. Luke’s and Brunswick and especially the Balkind family. Rest In Peace Teddy #sticksoutforTeddy pic.twitter.com/OmtRUH4diQ

— Kevin Shattenkirk (@shattdeuces) January 8, 2022

Sad to hear about the tragic loss of Teddy Balkind. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Balkind family. #sticksoutforteddy pic.twitter.com/FU4IMiKiLq

— Adam Henrique (@AdamHenrique) January 8, 2022

The game was immediately stopped and the young hockey player was rushed to Greenwich Hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said.

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His father had been present at the game, between Brunswick School, an all-boys college prep school in Greenwich, and St. Luke’s School, a co-ed private school.

On Friday evening, students and their families gathered outside of St. Luke’s School, which was closed during the day due to snow, to mourn the horrific loss.

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— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 8, 2022

The New Jersey Devils extend condolences to the family and friends of Teddy Balkind. Losing a young player in the game of hockey is unimaginable. We are saddened to learn of this very tragic event. #sticksoutforTeddy https://t.co/plAHLNfs1K

— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) January 8, 2022

Rest In Peace to Teddy Balkind.. super tragic and very sad. Thinking about him and his family🙏🏼 just a reminder to always be grateful for everyday and to never take anything for granted❤️

— Alex Turcotte (@Turcotte__71) January 8, 2022

“Yesterday, we lost a precious young man in a tragic accident,” St. Luke’s School said in a statement to students, obtained by CBS 2. “Both St. Luke’s School and Brunswick School are in shock as we work to support our students and families. St. Luke’s singular focus at this moment is to care for our devastated community.”

 

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