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Neck cut sends Fargo youth hockey player to hospital

FARGO — A youth hockey player was taken to a hospital after suffering a cut to the neck during practice Monday, Feb. 11, according to a manager for Fargo's youth hockey association.

Emergency responders were called at 4:39 p.m. to Fargo Park District's Southwest Youth Ice Arena. A boy suffered a cut to his neck, but it is not yet clear what happened, said Jeff Lockhart, operations manager for the Fargo Youth Hockey Association.

The incident involved a player in the squirt league, which includes players between the ages of 9 and 10, Lockhart said, adding that when paramedics arrived, the child was conscious and alert.

Parents who were at the arena after the child was taken to the hospital said alarm spread throughout the local youth hockey community upon hearing on social media that a child was "bleeding out" at the rink. Many rushed to the hockey arena to confirm it wasn't their child.

Dave Olson
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