A player from a top-tier Ontario senior hockey league is in critical condition after suffering a severe head injury during a game last Friday.
Don Sanderson, 21, struck his head on the ice during a fight in a Major League Hockey game in Brantford, Ont.
His team, the Whitby Dunlops, reported that the defenceman was in a coma in a Hamilton hospital Monday morning.
Sanderson's helmet came off during a third-period fight with an opponent during this game.
Sanderson, a native of Port Perry, Ont., attends York University.
He played previously in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League for the Ajax Attack and the Trenton Sting.
During a game Saturday, Dunlops players wore stickers on their helmets to honour Sanderson.