Hundreds of #sticksoutforTeddy tweets and retweets flooded the tweetosphere in honor of grade 10 high school student Teddy Balkind of the St. Luke’s varsity hockey team in New Canaan.
Teddy was killed in a tragic accident when he collided with another player in a game between St. Luke’s and Brunswick.
Students and their families gathered outside St. Luke’s School on Friday night to show their respect and mourn the loss of Teddy Balkind. After the tragic accident made national news, a hashtag circulated on social networks to honor Teddy.
As the community mourns this tragic loss, many honor her memory by posting #SticksOut For Teddy.
Bet Teddy’s already got his pads in hockey heaven passing the puck with Gordie Howe and getting some advice from Coach Herb Brooks. Rest in peace and let’s never forget, Teddy Balkind.
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Sometimes pictures are the best way to honor the characters we have lost. When tragedy quickly reminds us that sport is far from the most important thing in life, we can always look back on the winning moment of an athlete who seemed larger than life to us, remaining grateful for their sacrifice. on the ground and bringing joy to millions of people.
Read on to explore the complete collection of 50 images compiled by Stacker, showcasing various iconic moments of victory in the history of the sport. Covering the accomplishments of a multitude of sports, these images depict stunning personal accomplishments, team championships and athletic perseverance.