Hockey Player Dies From Injuries Suffered In Fight

For those of you who bemoan the lack of “old time hockey” in today’s NHL as a code word for the crackdown on fighting (and I’m looking at you, Don Cherry), please read the following story: the HAMILTON SPECTATOR reports that Don Sanderson, a 21-year-old defenseman for the Whitby Dunlops of the Ontario Hockey Association has died from injuries suffered in an on-ice fight three weeks ago.

Don Sanderson

Sanderson, a rookie and student at York University, was fighting with Corey Fulton of the Brantford Blast during a game on Dec. 12 when his helmet came off. At the end of the fight, the two went tumbling, with Sanderson hitting his head on the hard ice below. He was unconscious for 30 seconds, briefly came to, and then lapsed into a coma from which he never recovered.

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