Canadian junior hockey league player, 20, dies during preseason game

Sep 2, 2022

The captain of a Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League team in Canada tragically died during a preseason game, his team said Wednesday.

Eli Palfreyman, who played for the Ayr Centennials, was 20.

"We are asking for your prayers and support for Eli's family and each of our players. Our Centennials organization and the community of Ayr are in mourning," Centennials vice president Brian Shantz said in a statement, via CBC News. "Eli had the best of care from our medical staff and quick response from the ambulatory staff. Medical doctors will have more answers for us in the coming days.

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