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A Life Cut Short: 19-Year-Old Hockey Prospect’s Passing Leaves Community in Mourning

The USHL announced this morning that 19-year-old defenseman Braydin Lewis has passed away.

Lewis, a defenseman for the Metro Jets of the USHL, the country’s top junior league, died of cancer while surrounded by family.

Despite his diagnosis, Lewis insisted on playing hockey until the end.

“After his diagnosis last summer, he was determined to return for his third season,” wrote the Jets on Sunday.

“Not only did he return, but played while undergoing treatment. Lewey’s strength and willingness was an inspiration to the team and he showed up to support his teammates at every opportunity.”

Rest in peace to an incredible and resilient young man.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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