Niagara Goalie Tucker Tynan Suffers Gruesome Injury After Skate Cuts Leg Open

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistDecember 13, 2019

A puck sits on the ice before a face-off in the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the Minnesota Wild Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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A devastating injury to a goalie was enough to stop a youth game in the Ontario Hockey League.

Niagara IceDogs goalie Tucker Tynan, 17, was badly cut in the leg by an opposing player's skate after a collision in the crease. The London Knights player slid feet first toward the goal after being knocked down on the way to the net.

The second-period incident was captured on video as the game was immediately halted (warning: video contains graphic content).

Tynan was taken off the ice on a stretcher and immediately taken to the hospital.

The team announced a few hours later that the surgery was a success, and he is in stable condition.

Niagara IceDogs @OHLIceDogs

We would like to sincerely thank our training and medical staff, @GoLondonKnights training staff, the parademics onsite, and the medical staff of the Niagara Health System in St. Catharines for their immediate and precise attention in treating Tucker Tynan tonight.

Both teams left the ice after the gruesome injury, and play never resumed.