The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is in mourning after the tragic passing of one of its young 16-year old prospects, Jordan Boyd who had been drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 QMJHL Draft.
“We’re all in shock and extremely sadddened by this news” declared the Commissioner of the QMJHL, Gilles Courteau. “The QMJHL lost a young prospect full of talent and potential. The League will provide all the necessary support in order to help his family, loved ones, and team during this difficult period. Our thoughts are with them.”
The 16 year-old was skating during an individual training session when he suffered a severe discomfort and collapsed on the ice. The Acadie-Bathurst Titan medical team tried to revive him several times. The young player was transported to hospital where a doctor confirmed his death.
“We all have many questions for which we are hoping to get answers for during the next several days, through the autopsy report. Moreover, after talking with the Titan’s medical staff, I was assured that Jordan Boyd had gone through a complete medical evaluation and didn’t seem to have any medical condition preventing him from participating. We will offer all of the support we can to the parents and players,” added the Commissioner.
In order to protect his family’s privacy, the QMJHL will not emit any further comments on this tragic event for the moment.