Neck cut sends Fargo youth hockey player to hospital

It was unclear how severe a youth hockey player's injuries were after having his neck cut during practice at Fargo Park District's Southwest Youth Ice Arena, Monday evening, Feb. 11. Dave Olson / The Forum
FARGO — A youth hockey player was brought to the hospital after suffering a cut to the neck during practice Monday afternoon, Feb. 11, according to a manager for Fargo's youth hockey association.


Emergency responders were called at 4:39 p.m. to Fargo Park District's Southwest Youth Ice Arena at 4404 23rd Ave. S. A boy suffered a cut to his neck, but it is not yet clear what happened, said Jeff Lockhart, operations manager for the Fargo Youth Hockey Association.

The incident involved a player in the squirt league, which includes players between the ages of 9 and 10, Lockhart said, adding that when paramedics arrived, the child was conscious and alert.



Parents who were at the arena after the child was taken to the hospital said alarm spread throughout the local youth hockey community upon hearing on social media that a child was "bleeding out" at the rink. Many rushed to the hockey arena to confirm it wasn't their child.