Pirates top-scorer recovering after collapse

Posted by: MBR on Tue Jul 10th, 2012 9:03 am
AHL: Pirates top-scorer recovering after collapseBy Glenn Jordan Brett MacLean, the leading goal-scorer for the Portland Pirates last season, continues to improve in his recovery from a cardiac emergency last week when his heart stopped beating during a pick-up hockey game in his native Ontario."In general, he's doing well," said Brad Treliving, assistant general manager of the Phoenix Coyotes, Portland's parent club, by phone from Arizona on Monday afternoon. "He's communicating and he's up and moving around."MacLean, 23, has been in University Hospital in London, Ontaria since last Monday night, when he was air-lifted there from Owen Sound. According to a story in the Calgary Sun, MacLean collapsed on the ice and fellow players Jason Gallagher and Jason Silverthorn began performing CPR. A firefighter who was in the stands called 911 and grabbed the rink's portable defibrillator machine.read more: http://www.kjonline.com/sports/pirates- ... 07-09.html