The ASHL community mourns the loss of 22-year-old Noah Trulsen who tragically passed away during an October 3rd ASHL game at Canlan Ice Sports – Langley Twin Rinks.
The situation took place during the 2nd period of the game during a stoppage in play with life-saving measures taken into effect, including an immediate call for emergency services. A follow-up decision was made to finalize the game at that point.
“This is a tragic situation and the last thing you want to hear during a recreational hockey game. By all accounts, Noah was an outstanding young man who was well respected in the community. He continued his love of hockey by playing on multiple ASHL teams over the past couple of seasons,” Canlan Ice Sports Director of Leagues, Scott Campbell, said.
“I’d like to thank our on-ice officials, facility staff, and players from both teams for their quick action in an attempt to save Noah’s life. Furthermore, we thank Langley Emergency for their quick response to the situation. This is a tragic loss of life and on behalf of the entire ASHL community, our sincerest condolences go out to Noah’s family, friends and teammates. It’s absolutely gut-wrenching to hear about and we can only imagine what the family is going through in this trying time,” Campbell added.
The Aldergrove, B.C. resident joined the ASHL in 2017 after his minor hockey career with the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association.
Grief counselling has been made available to both teams in the wake of Noah’s passing.