"I lost my best friend and my only sibling," Therien said in a statement released Thursday by the Flyers.
"We were very, very close. She was an absolutely wonderful, wonderful person that was cherished by many and touched many lives."
"We are deeply saddened but at the same time we will fondly remember her cherished smile and the times that we were able to share with Sarah."
"In lieu of flowers, the Therien family is asking memorial donations be made to the Canadian Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (SADS) Foundation (877-525-5995); 15-6400 Millcreek Dr., Suite 314, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3E7. -- Chuck Gormley"