Mods would you mind leaving this in the soapbox TY
My sincere condolences go out to the family of Mickey Renaud of the Windsor Spitfires. What a tragic occurence.
Also to the Windsor Spitfire Coaches and Manager ,to the team and the people in the city of Windsor. May he RIP [img]/ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cry.gif[/img]
The Canadian Press
2/18/2008 5:55:40 PM
WINDSOR, Ont. - Mickey Renaud was making all the improvements necessary to become an NHL player.
As captain of the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires, his leadership qualities were evident. He had the size, too, to make an impact at the highest level of the sport he loved to play.
On Monday, at age 19, Renaud collapsed at his home in nearby Tecumseh and was transported to Windsor Regional Hospital with no vital signs. Resuscitation attempts failed and he was pronounced dead around noon.
''This is the biggest tragedy in Spitfire history,'' said team vice-president and general manager Warren Rychel. ''Words alone cannot describe our pain at this time.''
Renaud was to have participated in the team's Family Day skate at Windsor Arena beginning at noon Monday. His teammates were called off the ice.