Braden Pettinger was playing his first game for the Portage Terriers in the Manitoba Junior League after being acquired from Waywayseecappo. A big defenseman known for playing physical and protecting the house first.
In what many are saying was a freak accident, Braden Pettinger crashed head first into the end boards a few days ago and was removed from the ice by medical personnel.
After undergoing a lengthy surgery it is unknown whether or not he will recover from his injuries.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise money for Pettinger and his family.