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  • Paramedic goaltender saves life in Newfoundland

    Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy1 hr ago

    With all the horrible, sad and morose news coming out of hockey today with the passing of Pat Quinn and Viktor Tikhonov, here's a story that may lift your spirits a little bit. 

    A goaltender named Patrick O'Brien helped save the life of a man in a crowd at a hockey game who had become unresponsive. 

    Since that statement hopefully got your attention, now to the details. 

    From The Gander Beacon:

    "O’Brien — wearing his skates, hockey pants and one goal pad — raced from the Flyers’ dressing room and joined Gander mayor and retired paramedic Claude Elliott and Tom Whalen, a Flyers’ board member and also a former paramedic, who were assisting the stricken fan.

    The man had no pulse and was not breathing.

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  • Knoxville Ice Bears mascot concussed after being shoved down arena stairs by 'fan'

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy1 day ago

    The SPHL’s Knoxville Ice Bears fell to the Peoria Rivermen 9-3 Friday night, but fans had a different kind of concern as they left Knoxville Civic Coliseum. During the game, someone in attendance pushed team mascot Chilly down the stairs, which resulted in a scary scene. 

    The employee had to be cut from the suit in order for medical personnel to evaluate and later take him to a local hospital. The “fan” who did the shoving was detained.

    The guy who pushed the mascot down the stairs was arrested and is currently detained at the Civic Coliseum.

    “They cut him out of the suit to properly care for possible head and neck injuries,” Sgt. Jason Keck told the Knoxville News Sentinel

    The Ice Bears Tweeted an update on Saturday detailing Chilly's injuries:

    Update on Chilly...bruised back and concussion. After a little rest and hibernation, he'll be back to his crazy self!

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