. hockey player dies after ramming boards during rec. league game
VANCOUVER—A young British Columbia hockey player who died after slamming into the boards during a game in Metro Vancouver is being remembered by a teammate as a “gentle giant,” and “one of the best players out there.”
Noah Trulsen, 22, was playing with the Bolts in an adult recreational league in Langley on Oct. 3 when team member Gerry Leiper said his friend may have caught an edge while rushing to the bench for a line change.
Leiper said he saw Trulsen’s forehead hit the top of the boards and his face shield came down on the bridge of his nose, sending him sprawling to the ice.
The referee and the team’s goalie rushed to help, administering multiple rounds of CPR after Trulsen lost consciousness, he said.
“I can’t re…