Tragic young hockey player’s heartbreaking Instagram post praising team goes viral

Tragic young hockey player’s heartbreaking Instagram post praising team goes viral


The Connecticut high school hockey player who died after his neck was slit open by a skate in a game collision fondly recalled the “best” years that he spent with his state championship teammates in a touching post before his horrific death.

“It’s been a great 8 years with the winter club and it ended in the best way possible#state champs,” Teddy Balkind, a 10th-grader at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, shared on March 4, 2020, on Instagram along with a photo of the team.

The players are seen sporting their medals at the Northford Ice Pavilion near North Haven, Connecticut.

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Balkind fell to the ice Thursday night during a private-school matchup with Brunswick School. He was struck by another player

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