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Swedish referee dies after getting hit by puck

Swedish referee dies after getting hit by puck

A Swedish ice hockey referee has died after getting hit in the neck by a puck during a junior game.
Police spokesman Borje Ohman says the 62-year-old man was refereeing an under-18 game in northern Sweden on Saturday and was hit in the back of the head when a player tried to lob the puck into the offensive zone.
It was not immediately clear whether he died from being hit by the puck or from hitting his head on the ice when he fell.
Police did not name the man, but local media identified him as Roland Hedberg.
Police say the man received CPR by an off-duty ambulance driver within 10 seconds of the accident, but that he was pronounced dead upon arrival at a hospital.


Updated : 2021-04-18 08:57 GMT+08:00