High school hockey player dead after ice skate sliced neck in collision

Teddy Balkind died after his neck was sliced open during a collision at a high school hockey match.
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The identity of the high school hockey player who died this week whose neck was slit open by a skate during a tragic incident on the ice has been revealed.

Teddy Balkind, a 10th grader at the St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, was fatally injured Thursday night during a private-school matchup.


During the game, Teddy fell to the ice. As he lay on the ground, another player who was near him was unable to stop in time, and the two collided, officials said.

Teddy Balkind was a member of the St. Luke’s varsity hockey team. He was in 10th grade.

The game was immediately stopped and the young hockey player was rushed to Greenwich Hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said.


“Yesterday, we lost a precious young man in a tragic accident,” St. Luke’s School said in a statement to students, obtained by CBS 2. “Both St. Luke’s School and Brunswick School are in shock as we work to support our students and families. St. Luke’s singular focus at this moment is to care for our devastated community.”

In a statement Issued by Brunswick School to its student body: “Tragedies such as this are hard to process and impossible to understand. We will do all we can in the coming days and weeks to help and support those in our community and in the St. Luke’s community.”


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