There is sad news from the hockey world today. The NHL has faced its share of adversity this year, and it’s now reached a personal level. Edmonton Oilers player Colby Cave passed away on April 11. He was just only 25 years old. The hockey player had a colloid cyst that was putting pressure on his brain removed through emergency surgery on April 7, according to a report from CBC News. He also went into a coma afterward.”It is one of the great sadness to share the news that our Colby Cave passed away early morning on 11th April. Cave’s wife Emily wrote in a statement, that both our families are in shock but know our Colby was loved dearly by us, his family and friends, the entire hockey community, and many more.
The Edmonton Oilers expressed their condolences to the young player’s family in a statement, writing “Colby was a terrific teammate with great character, admired and liked wherever he played. The hockey world was stunned on Saturday with the passing of Edmonton Oilers player Colby Cave. According to a report from U.S sports, Cave was placed in a medically induced coma on Tuesday following a brain bleed, and emergency surgery to relieve pressure that a cyst was placing on his brain. It is a heartbreaking loss for the Edmonton Oilers, the town of Battle ford, and the entire Western Canadian hockey community.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney also expressed his condolences in a tweet. Several other NHL teams also replied to the Edmonton Oilers message with support and kind messages. Entire Maple Leafs organization is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Colby Cave. Our condolences are with Colby’s family, teammates and everyone in the Edmonton Oilers organization. The Toronto Maple Leafs wrote on their official account. The Oilers Alberta tweeted that our deepest condolences go out to Colby Cave’s family, friends, and the Edmonton Oilers organization. “Rest in peace”