March 20, 2002
Sports tragedy

A 13-year-old girl who attended a Columbus Blue Jackets hockey game died two days after being struck in the head by a puck. According to the pathologist's report, Brittanie Cecil died from a rare blood clot in an artery, the result of her head snapping back when she was hit. This was the first reported death of a spectator at an NHL game, though a few have been killed in a similar fashion at minor league games.

That's really awful. My prayers and condolences go to Brittanie's family and friends.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 20, 2002 to Other sports