Hard slapshot kills hockey player
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01-26-2005, 02:45 AM
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Kitimat, BC
^I remember the incident with Pronger, that was scary stuff.
This happened in Vancouver some time ago as well; some kids were playing roller hockey, one of them took a slapshot in the chest and was killed.
On this note, my mother and her sisters were having a discussion along similar lines a while ago. Apparently there is a pulse that beats very rapidly in the chest area; if you strike the chest at the exact moment between beats of this pulse(the name eludes me at the moment), the heart skips and goes into arrest. This has happened in a number of obscure ways--for instance, a child was mouthy to his mother so she bent him over her knee to smack his butt--his arm smacked into his own chest and it killed him. Instances like this.
I'm not sure if this is what happened with the people who were struck by pucks, and don't quote me on everything I said in the above paragraph as it was all hearsay, but it's an idea.
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