As a former not so good hockey player, a hockey dad, and a current part time hockey referee, I just couldn't pass this one up. With hockey players getting stitched up and getting back out onto the ice, or bleeding from a brawl and getting back on the ice, unlike baseball players....well you know what I mean. Enjoy.
OTTAWA — A 21-year-old man was taken to hospital after he fell about 25 feet from the upper deck of Scotiabank Place during the second intermission of the Ottawa Senators’ victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday night.
According to witnesses, the man sailed headfirst past and over a few stunned onlookers in the rows ahead of his seat before clearing the low railing at the bottom of the third level and falling onto a row of seats in the level immediately below.
Senators president and CEO Roy Mlakar said the man was carrying two beers when he stumbled over a purse.
“He was not inebriated,” said Mlakar, who confirmed that the man had been treated on the scene for lacerations and that he was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.
“He seems fine, he’s totally cognizant. He recognizes that there’s nothing serious.”
He added that two other people the man landed on in the section below also were treated at the scene, and that a third person, a 33-year-old woman, sustained a non-critical neck injury and also was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons.
I wonder if they replaced his beers..