Mooseheads camp to proceed as usual after QMJHL player’s death in Bathurst

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By Ruth Davenport - Metro Halifax

HALIFAX - The general manager of the Halifax Mooseheads says everyone in the organization is thinking of Jordan Boyd’s family, but training camp will begin for the Herd as scheduled Wednesday.

Jordan Boyd

Jordan, 16, collapsed during a training session at the Bathurst Titan training camp on Monday. He couldn’t be revived, and was pronounced dead in hospital.

With dozens of returning and prospective players of a similar age set to take the ice at Cole Harbour Place Wednesday, Mooseheads GM Cam Russell said the team will follow the same precautions regarding athlete health that it always has.

“We’re very diligent with our medicals and our fitness testing and those sort of things,” he said. “We always have been. It’s business as usual for us.”

Russell said the untimely death of the Bedford teen has rattled everyone in the organization.

“It’s one of those things that has us all speechless,” he said Tuesday. “It’s just incredibly sad and tragic when something like this happens to anybody, but especially a 16-year-old kid, I mean he’s still a child.”

QMJHL Commissioner Gilles Courteau says the league is ‘shocked and saddened’ by Boyd’s passing and hopes to get answers to what happened through the autopsy report.

The Titan say Boyd went through a complete medical evaluation and didn’t show any any signs of a medical condition that would have kept him off the ice.

Geographic location: Bathurst, Jordan, Bedford

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