Ontario Hockey League Mourns the Loss of Sean DeMuynck

The Ontario Hockey League is saddened by the loss of former Windsor Spitfires video coach Sean DeMuynck, a firefighter who died in the line of duty at the age of 35 on July 4.

Sean, a Penn Wynne volunteer firefighter, on his final shift, died while battling a Fourth of July fire in Lower Merion.

Officials say DeMuynck responded to Rosedale Road in Wynnewood around 10:34 p.m. Sunday, along with other members of the Penn Wynne Fire Company. About half an hour later, a mayday call went out, and other firefighters found DeMuynck on the third floor of the home.

“The entire Windsor Spitfires organization is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former video coach Sean DeMuynck,” said Spitfires GM Bill Bowler in a statement. “Sean was an awesome person to be around and always came to the rink well prepared. Sean will be dearly missed by everyone.”

Sean worked for the Spitfires from 2013-17, winning a Memorial Cup in his final season.

Prior to his time in hockey operations, Sean patrolled the blue line for the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs and was a 12th round pick of the Kingston Frontenacs in 2002. He went on to play for the Strathroy Rockets, Leamington Flyers, Petrolia Jets, Wellington Dukes as well as the University of Western Ontario men’s hockey team.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
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