These Athletes Lost Their Lives While Playing The Sport They Loved

2. Bill Masterton

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Hockey is a violent sport. Just ask a hockey player to smile so you can get an idea of how rough it is. Missing teeth aside, hockey players take a beating out on the ice (usually from other players). But, in all of NHL history, there’s only been one death that resulted from injuries sustained during a game. On Jan. 15, 1968, Bill Masterton, player for the Minnesota North Stars, died during a game against the Oakland Seals. He was checked by a defending player and fell backwards, slamming his head on the ice. He was not wearing a helmet. He suffered from a severe brain hemorrhage and was taken off life support two days later. He helped spawn the movement that made helmets mandatory in the NHL.

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  1. Interesting take on the period. High aristocracy and ordinary trade. Will be interesting to see how it all turns out. Has Lady Caroline her own secret love interest or is she as vacuous as she presents??? Arliene Greg Antoinetta