The AHL Tucson Roadrunners have cancelled their games tomorrow and Wednesday, two days after team captain Craig Cunningham collapsed on ice before a game.
The team says the decision was made out of respect for the former Vancouver Giant.
Cunningham was hospitalized Saturday night, after suffering a medical emergency minutes before faceoff in a game against the Manitoba Moose.
Horrified fans looked on as the 26-year-old Trail, B.C. native fell to the ice and appeared to suffer a seizure. Paramedics ran onto the ice and performed CPR before rushing him to an ambulance on a stretcher.
The game was postponed following the incident.
“Craig remains in stable but critical condition at a local hospital,” said Roadrunners General Manger Doug Soetaert in a statement.
“He is receiving excellent medical care but out of respect to Craig and his family we are refraining from further comment or discussing any details at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig and his family.”
What sparked Cunningham’s medical incident remains unclear.
With files from Jon Meyer