19-year-old German hockey player dies after match
19-year-old German ice hockey player Markus Wechter died in hospital after the match, during which he fell under the power reception opponent and lost consciousness. This is reported official website of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Doctors have revealed Wechter heart disease. Will the German hockey authorities investigate the incident, was not specified.
Wechter,playing for Kaufbeuren at the 11-th minute of the match with the Augsburger Panther, which took place on November 1, collided with an opponent and fell to the ice.
After that, Wechter tried to get up and go to the bench, but fell unconscious. Player was taken to hospital where he died without regaining consciousness.
The Secretary-General of the Association of hockey in Germany (DEB), Franz Rayndl said Wechter died in an accident.