Brittanie Cecil



Age: 13


Summary: hockey fan who had been hospitalized on life support in critical condition from serious head injuries suffered when a hockey puck shot by Norwegian-born professional ice-hockey player Espen Knutsen was deflected into the crowd and struck her in the left temple during an NHL hockey game at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio earlier this week, in which it became the first and only fan fatality in the NHL's 85-year history that also made it mandatory to install protective nylon mesh nets above the glass behind both goals.



Cause of Death: Injuries sustained after being hit by a hockey puck


Born: March 20, 1988


Died: March 18, 2002


Location: Columbus, Ohio