Mooseheads update medical exams after Jordan Boyd's death

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 will lead to changes in players' medical exams.

Jordan Boyd, 16, collapsed waiting for drill to start at QMJHL practice in N.B.

In this May 26, 2013 file photo, Portland Winterhawks'S Seth Jones, centre, goes to the net in front of Halifax Mooseheads right winger Darcy Ashley, right, as Mooseheads goaltender Zachary Fucale defends during the first period of the Memorial Cup final hockey game in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (The Canadian Press/Derek Mortensen)

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.

Jordan Boyd played for the Rothesay Netherwood School hockey team in New Brunswick. (Facebook)

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.