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Force goalie Boynton hospitalized after on-ice collapse

Fargo Force goalie and University of Minnesota commit Brennan Boynton is hospitalized and waiting test results after collapsing on the ice Saturday night in Des Moines, Iowa

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Brennan Boynton

DES MOINES, Iowa — Fargo Force goalie and University of Minnesota commit Brennan Boynton is in a Des Moines hospital after collapsing on the ice after the first period of the Force's USHL game against the Des Moines Buccaneers on Saturday night.

Force head coach Pierre-Paul Lamoureux said in a statement that Boynton experienced an on-ice episode after the first period of Saturday's game.

"He is currently in stable condition awaiting test results," Lamoureux said in a text message.

Lamoureux said there were no details as to the cause of the episode as of late Saturday night.

"He is in good hands with our trainer and hospital staff," Lamoureux said.


This season, in 42 games, Boynton is 24-14-1 with a 2.43 goals-against average, a .902 save percentage and has three shutouts. Boynton, 20, of Champlin, Minn., announced via Twitter on March 30 that he had committed to play at the University of Minnesota.

After high school at Champlin, Boynton played three games for the Brookings Blizzard in 2018-19 before joining the Force for the 2019-20 season. He played 12 games that season and was 6-3-1.

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