11-year-old hockey player dies after being hit by a puck

An 11-year-old boy has died days after being hit by a puck in the neck during a minor hockey league practice on Tuesday in Saint-Eustache, northwest of Montreal.

Saint-Eustache police (SPVSE) confirmed the news of the boy’s death on Friday.

The SPVSE confirmed to CTV News on Friday that the boy’s neck had been struck, but have yet to clarify when exactly he died.

Police told The Canadian Press that he was wearing the required protective equipment, and Hockey Quebec confirmed that neck guards are part of a player’s regular protective gear. #shorts

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