Another paramedic goalie credited with saving life at hockey game
A goaltender in St. John's is being hailed as a hero for saving a man's life at Mile One Centre, the second such incident in the province in a week.
Chris Dunphy, a firefighter and paramedic with the St. John's Regional Fire Department, was playing recreational hockey on Nov. 20 when another player collapsed on the ice.
Dunphy sprung into action to help the man, performing CPR while another person ran for a defibrillator.
Dunphy, in full goalie gear, used the defibrillator to revive the collapsed player. Using one shock, he revived the player, a huge relief to Dunphy.
"It was pretty exhilarating," he said.
"All of his friends and I let out a bit of a cheer and kind of welcomed him back, weirdly enough."
Dunphy denies he's a hero, but has been hailed as one since the incident.
"When I came back to the station, they said at least I made one save that night," he quipped.
"It wasn't only myself down there ... it's just about helping one another. That's all it comes down to."
Last weekend, another goalie helped revive a fan using CPR after he collapsed just before a senior hockey league game in Gander.
In both cases, the men who collapsed were stabilized and are recovering.
With files from Mark Quinn