Former Vancouver Giants captain collapses during AHL warm-up
Craig Cunningham, now the captain of the Tucson Roadrunners, was taken to a hospital Saturday night
A former captain of the Vancouver Giants was taken to hospital Saturday night after collapsing on the ice during the warm-up for a game in Tucson, Arizona where he now plays with the American Hockey League's Roadrunners.
The teams says Cunningham, "suffered a medical emergency," and was taken to a local hospital where he is receiving treatment, according to a statement.
The Associated Press reported that Cunningham, 26, appeared to convulse after hitting the ice and that medics cut away his jersey and performed chest compressions before moving him off the ice.
No update on condition
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig and his family," said Roadrunners general manager John Chayka in the release. "We will provide a medical update once we receive more information."
Craig Cunningham played for the Vancouver Giants from 2006 to 2011.
The Trail B.C. native played 63 games in the NHL for the Boston Bruins and the Arizona Coyotes, before joining his current minor league team.
Fans and his former junior team have offered messages of support for his health over social media.
The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with former Giant Craig Cunningham.—@WHLGiants
Have had the pleasure of dealing with Craig Cunningham on a number of occasions. One of the good guys. Praying for him now.—@Batchelor1040
Thoughts and prayers to Craig Cunningham and his family:(—@h_mccarthy1
with files from the Associated Press