Dubuque vs. Cedar Rapids Game Suspended
Saturday October 12, 2013
The United States Hockey League announced that the game between the Dubuque Fighting Saints and Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on Saturday, October 12th has been suspended.
Dubuque Fighting Saints defenseman Dylan Chanter was injured after falling to the ice at the 8:02 mark of the second period during the game, played at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was immediately attended to at the arena by medical personnel before being transported to a local hospital for further care. While all parties are awaiting further information, Chanter was conscious as he was transported from the arena.
The Office of the Commissioner and general management of both the Fighting Saints and the RoughRiders concurred that it was in the best interest of the players not to continue the contest.
Further details as to the player’s condition, as well as a rescheduling of the game, will be issued by the Commissioner's Office as soon as they are available.
UPDATE 11:23 PM - Chanter has been released from an area hospital and is returning to Dubuque.
At 11:02 PM, Chanter posted a message on Twitter that read, "Wanted to let everyone know I'm awake and okay. Thank you so much for all your thoughts (&) prayers. Nothing compares to the hockey community."
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