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Mohawk Valley hockey player ‘doing good’ after leaving ice on stretcher

Ben Birnell
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Posted 1/18/23

A Mohawk Valley Jugglers hockey player is "doing good" after sustaining "a scary injury" in the team’s contest Tuesday against West Genesee at Shove Park arena in Camillus.

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Mohawk Valley hockey player ‘doing good’ after leaving ice on stretcher

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A Mohawk Valley Jugglers hockey player is "doing good" after sustaining "a scary injury" in the team’s contest Tuesday against West Genesee at Shove Park arena in Camillus.

With about 6:25 left in the second period, senior forward Trevor Dziedzic crashed awkwardly into the boards while trying to battle for a puck with two West Genesee players in the corner. Play was stopped about seven seconds later with Dziedzic down on the ice. At one point, Dziedzic could be seen on both knees before slumping down on the ice, though he appeared to be moving.

After receiving medical attention on the ice for more than 30 minutes, Dziedzic was placed on a stretcher and transported out of the arena, according to video stream of the game on YouTube.

Players from both Mohawk Valley and West Genesee left the ice while Dziedzic was receiving medical attention.

Mohawk Valley coach Todd Manley could not be reached for comment Wednesday. Mohawk Valley is a unified team with players from 12 school districts around the Utica-Rome area and hosted by Utica Notre Dame school.

According to a post on the Mohawk Valley team's Instagram story Tuesday night, Dziedzic was transported to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.

On Wednesday, a post on the Jugglers' Instagram account said Dziedzic had "no broken bones" but did have a concussion that “temporarily caused him to lose feeling in his limbs.” The post stated he was later able to walk out of the hospital on his own. The post said that Dziedzic is “doing good."

The game eventually resumed, though it is unclear how much time elapsed between Dziedzic leaving the ice and it beginning again.

The Jugglers were shut out 10-0 in the Section III Division I contest. The team (4-9 overall) is next scheduled to play Tuesday against Syracuse at Meachem Ice Rink.

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