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Nova Scotia hockey player seriously injured after on-ice incident

NEW GLASGOW - New Glasgow Regional Police are investigating after an incident at Sunday night’s Junior B hockey game that resulted in serious injuries for Scotians forward Luke Spicer.

This photo of Luke Spicer was posted to the Scotians Facebook page, stating that he is doing well and is on track for a full recovery.  

The 18-year-old was transported to the Aberdeen Hospital before being taken to the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax with head injuries.

The Scotians were up against the Glace Bay Jr. Miners on Sunday night at the Trenton Rink.

Scotians president Art Forsyth didn’t want to comment on the incident because it’s under police investigation, but he did say it took place during the first period.

A post on the Scotians’ Facebook page said: “Just wanted to let all our fans, player families and friends that Luke is doing well and on track for full recovery! Some tense and scary moments for sure, but he is strong and bouncing back!”

Const. Ken MacDonald said the Major Crime Unit is looking after the investigation, noting that is due to the severity of the incident and injuries. He said the player is still in hospital and has both head and body injuries. 

Police are asking anyone who took photos or video, or who witnessed the incident to call the New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit at 902-752-1941.

- with files from The Canadian Press

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