Teddy Balkind New Canaan Death, Obituary, what happened to Teddy Balkind

By | January 7, 2022

Teddy Balkind New Canaan Death, Obituary – The St. Luke’s School hockey player who died in a match at Brunswick School in Greenwich on Thursday afternoon has been identified as a 10th-grader, Teddy Balkind.

“There are no words adequate to this moment, and I know all of us will support each other as best as we can,” St. Luke’s Head of School Mark Davis wrote to the school community Thursday evening. Davis said Balkind died as “a result of an injury suffered” in a hockey game at Brunswick. While school was closed because of the weather Friday, Davis said that once roads were cleared, students and staff could gather to grieve.

Teddy Balkind New Canaan Death, Obituary, what happened to Teddy Balkind

“While nothing can take away the pain, just being together can provide comfort and a way for us to absorb the unimaginable,” Davis wrote.

Greenwich police said the injury took place on the ice during a 5 p.m. game at Brunswick. During the normal course of the game, “a player from the other team fell to the ice,” according to a statement from Greenwich Police Capt. Mark Zuccerella released Thursday night.

“Another player who was near the downed player was unable to stop, and collided with the player who fell,” Zuccerella said.