During last night’s game between the Kitchener Rangers and the Erie Otters, Rangers’ defenseman, Ben Fanelli took an awkward hit from Otter’s forward Michael Liambis behind the Ranger’s goal. His helmet was removed during the hit, and his head hit one of the partitions in the glass. The Rangers released news this morning that Fanelli is currently at Hamilton General Hospital, and is in intensive care. They are stating his current condition as critical, but stable.
Fanelli, 16, was a third round selection of the Rangers in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection last May. He has played seven games with the team this season, assisting on one goal.
Here at TSR, we would like to extend our best wishes to Ben, and his family. Our prayers are with you guys, and we can only hope that he can make a full recovery at this point. Good luck, Ben.