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 Brittanie Cecil

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Brittanie Cecil

  • Birth 20 Mar 1988 West Alexandria, Preble County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 18 Mar 2002 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial West Alexandria, Preble County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 7072744

Brittanie died on March 18th as a result of injuries sustained after being hit by a hockey puck at a Columbus Blue Jackets game on March 16th. She did not actually die when the puck hit, but due to a rare injury to an artery that was damaged when her head snapped back upon impact. She is the only recorded fan fatality in NHL history. Brittanie was an honor student at her middle school. She was described as a really nice person who was always friendly to everyone. Brittanie was an eighth-grader, cheerleader, soccer player and student council member. She received her ticket to that fateful game as an early fourteenth birthday present from her father. The NHL has taken measures to prevent something like this from ever happening again by installing additional safety nets behind the goals.

Bio by: John Sheets


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John Sheets
  • Added: 10 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7072744
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Brittanie Cecil (20 Mar 1988–18 Mar 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7072744, citing Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria, Preble County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .