The Ontario Hockey League and Niagara IceDogs announced Friday that they will postpone the next two games the team had scheduled for this weekend following the serious injury goalie Tucker Tynan sufferedThursday against the London Knights.
“To allow IceDogs players time to cope and access resources for support, games scheduled for Saturday, December 14 in Peterborough, and Sunday, December 15 in Ottawa have been postponed and will be rescheduled at dates still to be determined,” the team wrote in a statement.
Tynan was severely cut in the leg by a skate during Thursday’s game against the London Knights following a netfront collision with an opposing player. The 17-year-old netminder was tended to by trainers and paramedics on the ice for roughly 10 minutes before he was stretchered off the ice and taken to a hospital.
The IceDogs announced on Twitter at 9:30 p.m ET Thursday that Tynan was in stable condition and in surgery. Two hours later, the team confirmed his surgery was successful and on Friday, the team said the Chicago, Ill. native is expected to make a full recovery.
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Scary situation in the OHL right now. Skate-first collision in the Niagara crease. Niagara goalie Tucker Tynan had all his equipment removed and was rushed off the ice. The OHL has cancelled tonight’s game. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone. #OHL pic.twitter.com/afXmhpPhDr
— The Hockey Tribune (@tribune_hockey) December 13, 2019
Thursday’s game had also been cancelled quickly following the injury, and fans were given the opportunity to refund or exchange tickets for when the league reschedules the event.
Tynan leads the OHL in saves (834) and owns an 11-8-3-1 record, 3.80 goals against average and .910 save percentage in 24 games played this season.