An Ontario Hockey League game between the Niagara IceDogs and London Knights was cancelled on Thursday night following a severe leg injury to Tucker Tynan.
The Ontario Hockey League has cancelled tonight’s game.— Niagara IceDogs (@OHLIceDogs) December 13, 2019
Tickets will either be refunded or can be exchanged for the rescheduled game.
We will provide further update on a rescheduled game.
The IceDogs’ goaltender had a Knights player collide with him in his crease and suffered a major cut to his leg.
A gruesome and bloody scene, Tynan was quickly attended to by medical staff on the ice and was eventually taken off the ice on a stretcher.
1/3:— Mel Raskin (@SNMelRaskin) December 13, 2019
Something you never want to see, @OHLIceDogs G Tucker Tynan appears to have been cut by a skate by a London player in the crease. He was quickly attended to by medical staff who stopped the bleeding and got him onto a stretcher.#OHL pic.twitter.com/QrE5ZqqFLq
The score was 2-1 for London early in the second period before the incident.
Later in the evening, the IceDogs updated that Tynan — a 17-year-old from Chicago, Illinois — was in hospital undergoing emergency surgery.
Tucker is in stable condition and in surgery now.— Niagara IceDogs (@OHLIceDogs) December 13, 2019
We will update further once he is out of surgery.
The final update from the team for the evening was that Tynan’s surgery was a success. He remains in stable and safe condition.
Tynan provided an update on his status via his Twitter account on Friday, expressing his gratitude for all the support he’s received since the incident.
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the kind words, truly they mean more than anyone can ever know. An unfortunate situation, looking forward to recovering and coming back even stronger and healthier than before❤️❤️— Tucker Tynan (@TuckerTynan1) December 13, 2019
The OHL announced on Friday that the IceDogs’ next two games — in Peterborough against the Petes on Saturday and in Ottawa against the 67’s on Sunday — have been postponed “as the team continues to recover from the unfortunate events in Thursday night’s game.”
According to the release, Tynan is expected to make a full recovery.
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