Thursday, September 27, 2007

A moment of serious......


ASIAGO, Italy - Darcy Robinson, a Canadian playing for Asiago of the Italian hockey league, died during Thursday's season-opening game. He was 26.

The native of Kamloops, B.C., fell to the ice without being hit during the first period of a game with Renon and was rushed to a local hospital where he died, Asiago said. No cause of death was given. The game was suspended.

Robinson was beginning his second season with Asiago. The defenceman, who held dual Canadian-Italian citizenship, played junior hockey in Saskatoon and Red Deer. He was selected 233rd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1999 draft.

Prior to playing in Italy, Robinson played for the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers.

He had six goals and three assists with 66 penalty minutes for Asiago last season.

He might not have been the best hockey player in the world, but he was a good guy. I'm sure that he'll be missed by the people that knew him. Hell, I miss him and I only knew him from the Chasing the Dream vids.

RIP, Darcy Robinson. We remember you.

(edit: more info coming in on google news at this point... still no cause of death, but some of his former teammates saying some awfully sweet things.)

(also at talk hockey to me)


Nadine said...

teka, looks like a guy we should have had years to enjoy. keeping a sense of humor in this crazy life is so important. darcy appeared to be blessed with a great one.

Elly said...

Holy about something out of left field. Poor Darcy...who would have thought?

No word yet on cause of death?

Sasky said...

I loved the Chasing the Dream series so so so much.

"Come on Colby. This won't hurt a bit. I swear".

Darcy was one of my favourite favourite guys to come out of that, a friend and I kept track of him and were laughing over a CTD story just yesterday.

I don't know if I'll be able to watch them again. It just seems so...

I can't even put it in words.

Sherry said...

That is too unfortunate...our prayers will definitely be with his family.

Kerriberry7228 said...

That is so sad, and so scary. He's in my prayers.