In devastating news, a Swiss League player was rendered a paraplegic after a hit during a playoff game this week.  Ronny Keller, a 33-year-old defenceman, was hit from behind by Stephan Schnyder. While Keller’s status will be better known in the coming weeks, the chief physician at the Swiss Parapalegic Centre in Notwill released the following statement after evaluating Keller:

“Following the serious injury of the fourth thoracic vertebra, Ronny Keller will be a permanent paraplegic. There is neither head nor brain injuries.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Keller and his family during this trying time and the months ahead.

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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