A Connecticut high school hockey player has died after falling on the rink during a game on Thursday night then being hit by another player, who skated into him after he fell.
Teddy Balkind, who was in 10th grade, died in the hospital on Thursday night, shortly after the incident during his 5pm game. He was a student at St Luke’s, a private school in New Canaan, Connecticut.
It’s unclear what the cause of his death was but police say he was on the ground when another player skated into him during a match against Brunswick School, an all boys prep school, at 5pm.
He was taken to the hospital but he died of his injuries.
The teenager has not been named but he was a student at St Luke’s, a private school in New Canaan, Connecticut. He was playing against Brunswick School, an all boys prep school, at Brunswick’s Hartong Rink on Thursday night (pictured) when he fell to the ground
In an email to parents on Friday, St. Luke’s Head of School Mark Davis said: ‘Our community is mourning.
‘Yesterday, we lost a precious young man in a tragic accident. 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. Thank you for your concern and for respecting our need to grieve.
‘There are no words adequate to this moment, and I know all of us will support each other as best as we can.’
The school – which was due to operate remote classes only on Friday because of heavy snow – is now closed.
Greenwich Police Captain Mark Zuccarello told The Greenwich Times on Thursday that another player collided with Balkind once he was on the ground.
‘A player from the other team fell to the ice. Another player who was near the downed player was unable to stop, and collided with the player who fell,’ he said.
St. Luke’s is a co-ed private school in New Canaan, a wealthy suburb in Connecticut.
Tuition for the school year of 2021-2022 runs as high as $47,000.
The student was a student at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Connecticut. The school is closed on Friday