SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Frightening moments during a Falcons game Sunday after a player suffers a seizure after a hit on the ice.
The Springfield Falcons were taking on the Adirondack Phantoms Sunday at the MassMutual Center when late in the second period, Falcons forward Wade MacLeod was hit against the boards and his head made contact with the glass.
MacLeod continued to skate for a few moments, then suddenly fell to the ice and suffered a seizure.
MacLeod was taken from the ice on a stretcher to an awaiting ambulance, which took him to Baystate Medical Center. He is currently in stable condition.
At the end of the second intermission, Falcons President Bruce Landon informed those in attendance that the game had been called off and would be rescheduled.
Tickets for Sunday’s game will be honored at the rescheduled date, which has not yet been announced.
Wade MacLeod’s family issued the following statement on Sunday night:
“We would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming show of support for Wade tonight. Wade is alert, in good condition, in positive spirits, and is resting comfortably at Baystate Medical Center. He will remain at the hospital while he undergoes tests. We are deeply appreciative of all the caring and kind words we have received from family, friends, and fans.”