While this story is unbelievably sad and tragic, the tributes that are pouring in for New Canaan’s Teddy Balkind are truly special and will hopefully bring some comfort to Teddy’s family and friends after an unthinkable loss.
Teddy, who was only 16 years old, lost his life a few weeks ago after an accidental neck injury during a hockey game in Greenwich. The story has rocked the hockey world and Fairfield County community. Teddy is being remembered as a great friend, positive kid, always happy and a born leader.
In the days and weeks since the incident everyone is paying tribute to Teddy in their own thoughtful ways. Including NHL teams across the league. Wednesday night was the New York Rangers first home game at MSG since the accident. During warm-ups they all wore custom jerseys with his last name on the back and hung his St Luke’s jersey up over the bench on the boards.
Many others are posting photos of hockey sticks on social media using the hashtag #sticksforteddy to bring comfort to his family and friends. It’s something Teddy’s friends say he would’ve loved.
You can also bring a new teddy bear in memory of Teddy to any Stamford/Westhill home game this month. The bears will be used for children in need in the community. Next game coming up is this Saturday 1/22.
All of us here at Star 99.9 send our love and prayers to Teddy’s family and friends.
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