EDMONTON — Hockey officials are calling the death of a 16-year-old player hit in the neck with a puck a freak accident.
Kyle Fundytus was injured while blocking a shot during a midget AA game in Edmonton on Saturday and died of his injuries in hospital.
Betty Chmilar of Hockey Edmonton says grief counsellors have met with the 16- and 17-year-old players of both teams.
She says Fundytus was wearing an approved neck guard and other required hockey equipment.
Counsellors have also been called in to Holy Trinity High School to help students and staff come to terms with the teen’s death.
Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta are expected to review what happened.