5-Year-Old Fan Rushed to ER After Being Hit by Puck, Returns for End of Game

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 31, 2016

Everyone knows that hockey players are tough.

And apparently that toughness can extend into the stands, as one young hockey fan could attest to this past weekend.

On Sunday, five-year-old James Evans went to the AT&T Center to watch his San Antonio Rampage host the Texas Stars. Unfortunately, the trip to the game led to a trip to the emergency room when the youngster got hit in the head by a puck.

But as a true hockey lover, James only had one concern as he was getting treated at the hospital: getting back to the game.

Kolten Parker @KoltenParker

5-year-old @SARampage fan hit by puck in head, rushed to ER, returns to game w bloody shirt https://t.co/bpiPRVg3M3 https://t.co/E0AUYsuCap

A few staples, and he was back at the arena. Good luck finding someone tougher than that.

Some may let a situation like that deter them from attending future games, but according to Madalyn Mendoza of MySanAntonio.com, the Evans family sees the accident as exactly that—an accident.

Was it worth going back to the arena? You bet it was. The Rampage pulled out a 3-2 overtime victory against the Stars. And you better believe James is keeping his bloodied shirt as a memento of his toughness.


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