17 Year Old Hockey Player Passes Away, Stick Taps For Brian

Published June 26, 2023 at 1:13

The hockey community was struck with a devastating loss this Thursday as Brian Renaud, a beloved player and cherished son, tragically passed away at the age of 17.

His father, heartbroken and shattered, shared the devastating news on Twitter. Brian's father, who had coached him for many years, expressed the immense pain and disbelief, stating that their hearts were shattered beyond repair.

His father shared the following message on Facebook:

I love him so much and dont know how to live without him. The comments, condolences, prayers mean a lot but I want my baby back!!!! I want to hug him so tight and never let him go. Im shattered. I just want him back. My Brian. My Brian. My Brian.

Im emotional and so down. I wrote the above and didnt hit post as I was having a tough moment. They come and go often.
There are things that are happening that are comforting but this is so f-ing hard. I post this GoFundMe created not to be greedy, not for ourselves but for others. There are and will be costs that we arent prepared for and will struggle paying them but for Brian we find a way. We always did. This Fund helps us but helps him. Funds over and above will be used for good. Will be used to honour Brian but help others in the community. He wouldve of absolutely loved that. He was a helper and pleaser by nature. So if able, I know lifes difficult, contribute anything you can. Everything is appreciated. Nothing is expected. The money will be used for Brian, getting through this most difficult time and in Brians name after. Love all you guys. I love you Brian! Mom and Dad love you so much!


The hockey world, filled with grief, has come together to offer support and love during this difficult time.

As we mourn the loss of a talented young player, let us keep Brian Renaud in our thoughts, prayers, and hearts, sending him the love and energy his family desperately needs.

And don't forget, #SticktapsforBrian

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17 Year Old Hockey Player Passes Away, Stick Taps For Brian


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