A United States Hockey League player was hospitalized Saturday night after being knocked unconscious following a fight.
Dylan Chanter, a defenceman for the Dubuque Fighting Saints, required a stretcher after losing his balance and falling hard to the ice at the end of the fight. Chanter's helmet came off during the tussle and his head made the first point of contact with the ice.
Chanter convulsed for two minutes during the scary second-period incident, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The 18-year-old was released from hospital later Saturday night, the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald reported.
"Wanted to let everyone know I'm awake and okay," Chanter tweeted early Sunday morning. "Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers."
Chanter, who hails from Armstrong, B.C., was fighting Cedar Rapids RoughRiders forward Corey Petrash.
The American junior A game, played in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was suspended.
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