The general manager of the Halifax Mooseheads says the death of a local hockey player while training with a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team in New Brunswick will lead to changes in players’ medical exams.
Jordon Boyd, 16, collapsed on the ice while training with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan last week.
Titan officials said the Bedford, N.S. teen passed a full medical evaluation before the camp. Mooseheads general manager Cam Russell said the league does not have cardiac exams done on its players, but said they’ll likely look into.
"In the past you’d have players came to camp, you’d have a medical form, if it wasn’t filled out 100 per cent properly you’d probably still let a player on the ice. This year nobody stepped on the ice until we got an okay from a doctor on every player," he said.
"I think our league is going to take a good long look into the process we have and make sure we are doing all the right things, taking care of these kids."
Results from Boyd's autopsy have not been released.