from Ian Campbell of 660 News, It’s been 10 years since the NHL’s first fan death forever changed the way the game is played.
On March 16th, 2002, a slap shot from Columbus Blue Jacket Espen Knutsen was deflected by Calgary Flame Derek Morris with the puck hitting 13-year-old Brittanie Cecil in the head.
According to an exclusive story in The Calgary Sun, Cecil was able to walk to a first aid station and function normally the following day….
Two days later she lost consciousness; doctors discovered the swelling in her brain too late.
Brittanie died later that evening, two days before her 14th birthday….
The NHL mandated netting in all of its buildings three months later in hopes of preventing similar tragedies from ever happening again.
Calgary Sun Sports Columnist and Jack FM morning show co-host Eric Francis calls initial fan complaints about the nets moronic.
“‘I can’t see the game now, it distracts my view of the game’, are you kidding me?” says Francis. “This is somethin...