In this Corona/COVID (CC/33) dominated world one wonders if any other fakery is going on.
Without hockey being played, we have a hockey “death” of a player most have never heard of.
Here’s an odd CC/33 story about player rather anonymous Colby Cave, with a spooky wiki to go with it.
The 25-year-old native of Battleford, Sask., had been in a medically induced coma in a Toronto hospital. The Oilers confirmed Cave’s death with a statement from Cave’s wife, Emily. “I and both our families are in shock but know our Colby was loved dearly by us, his family and friends, the entire hockey community, and many more. We thank everyone for their prayers during this difficult time,” the statement said.
Here’s the COVID angle that is probably the punchline you’re supposed to take away from the story, complete with quite the narrative from his wife.
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“We need a miracle,” she wrote on Instagram. “Colby’s parents and myself got to see him through a window and talk to him with a walkie-talkie last night. We are no longer allowed to be in the hospital because COVID-19 rules. We have no idea when we will be allowed to see him again.
“The nurse has tied his wedding band to his ankle. I am dreaming of being able to touch you, hear your voice, squeeze your hand (three times) and kiss you again. I love you so much, and my heart is shattered into a million pieces without my best friend.”
A memorable goal for Edmonton
Cave’s agent, Jason Davidson, said Tuesday that the situation didn’t appear to be linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cave scored once in 11 appearances with Edmonton this season. He had 11 goals and 23 points in 44 games with the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors this season.