Attack During A High School Hockey Game Leads To Greater Emphasis On Sportsmanship

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Jan 19, 2022; New York, New York, USA; St. Luke's High School hockey players stand for a moment of silence to honor their teammate, sophomore Teddy Balkind, who died earlier this month during a game in Connecticut. Balkind was honored with a moment of silence before a game between the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

A high school hockey player from Denfeld High School was punched in the head by an opponent during a game against Duluth East. The incident lead to a concussion, but it also caused the Minnesota high school coaches to work on creating sportsmanship expectations and specific consequences for violations.

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