Branson King Death – Obituary – California University of Pennsylvania Ice Hockey Club is mourning the loss of a student-athlete. According to Cal U’s hockey website, Branson King passed away unexpectedly Saturday. The 23-year-old had just finished the fall semester of his junior year as an assistant captain for the Vulcans.
Before coming to Cal U, King played for the Philadelphia Revolution. Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 spoke to a former teammate about the loss of his friend.“If he wasn’t on my team, I was playing against him somewhere,” said Parker DeFelice.
DeFelice said he met King when he was around 10-years-old. Despite going to different teams and schools, the two remained friends. “Honestly, he was probably one of the most unique people I have met. You always make friends team to team, but there are those couple guys that always stay with you,” said DeFelice.