Grandville High School hockey co-captain dies

The co-captain of Grandville High School's hockey team has died of an enlarged heart.
AP Wire
Mar 8, 2014

School officials said 17-year-old Ryan Fischer was found unresponsive at home Friday morning. Superintendent Ron Caniff said Fischer had gone to bed with no unusual symptoms the night before.

His team was scheduled to play in the Division I state tournament semifinals Friday night against Detroit Catholic Central. His family and school officials decided to proceed with the game, but Grandville lost 3-0.

Fischer assisted in a game-winning overtime goal Wednesday as Grandville defeated Grand Rapids West Catholic 3-2.

Fischer was also a standout football and baseball player, won academic all-conference honors, and served on the student government executive board. He had planned to enroll at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.



Feel just awful for the family and friends involved. Its amazing how our medical communities miss all this happening to young people. They should put all athletes through those cat scans and EKG's or whatever. But its all stereo typing by MSN health. When ya go to the doctor and your overweight they have a field day, all I hear is "diabetes, cancer, blastoma, heart disease oh! your so fat your gonna drop dead" and "get skinny, get skinny and all your problems will go away" And the nice looking skinny people get a pat on the butts with comments on how good their health is.


That's a ridiculous, ignorant comment.

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