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