After suffering a gruesome injury during a fight against the Knights of the OHL in London on Thursday, Niagara IceDogs goalkeeper Tucker Tynan tweeted a thank you to his supporters on Friday.
“I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the kind words, it really means more than I can ever know,” Tynan wrote on Twitter on Friday. “An unfortunate situation, we look forward to recovering and returning stronger and healthier than before.”
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the kind words, it really means more than it can ever know. An unfortunate situation, we look forward to recovering and returning even stronger and healthier than before
– Tucker Tynan (@ TuckerTynan1) December 13, 2019
The 17-year-old was injured in Thursday’s game against London after a collision in front of the net, with Tannan skating and bleeding from his leg. Trainers and paramedics worked on the ice for about 10 minutes before being removed and transported to the hospital, where he underwent successful surgery.
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Thursday’s game was canceled shortly after the incident and the team is also postponing upcoming weekend games to allow players to recover from the incident.
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During the OHL game between the Niagara Icedogs and the Knights of London, Niagara goalkeeper Tucker Tynan went down after a serious skateboard cut. The game has been postponed and Tynan is happily in stable condition pic.twitter.com/YD2thQMZaA
– Chasing the Puck (@CTPHockey) December 13, 2019
Niagara announced on Friday that Tynan will make a complete recovery.
In 24 games for Niagara this season, Tynan is 11-8-0 with a 3.80 GAA and a .911 save percentage, which ranks seventh among all OHL goalkeepers. It also has the league with 834 saves.