Terrible news. The 20-year-old hockey player collapsed through the match and died soon following

Eli Palfreyman was heading into his second year with the Ayr Centennials in the Canadian Junior League, which he was intended to captain, which he tremendously appreciated. But a preliminary match at the Ayr Mutual International Invitational Event in Southern Ontario proved lethal for him.

Palfreyman collapsed in the locker room for the duration of the crack involving the initial and second period of time. The unexpected emergency home was right away identified as and an ambulance was referred to as to acquire him to the healthcare facility. Even so, the physicians could no more time enable the 20-12 months-previous. The cause of loss of life has not yet been disclosed.

The GOJHL issued a assertion expressing its deepest condolences on the dying of the proficient participant and reported that all pre-time tournament exhibition matches will be postponed. "This is an inexplicable tragedy and no text can alleviate the ache felt by all included," said Brent Garbutt, Canada's junior commissioner.

The mayor of North Dumfries, the place the tragedy occurred, ordered the flags to be flown at 50 percent mast in homage to the deceased hockey participant. Previous year, in which he started off as vice captain, Palfreyman played 44 online games and recorded 16 objectives and 13 assists.