Sad Details Emerge on The Passing Of Eli Palfreyman During His Hockey Game

S. Harper
September 5, 2022  (1:02)

One of the biggest fears as a parent is your child dying before you. Unfortunately for the parents of Ayr Centennials captain Eli Palfreyman that's tragically what happened.

Earlier this week Eli Palfreyman had tragically passed away during a hockey tournament in their local rink.
After entering the dressing room after the second period, Palfreyman collapsed to the floor. According to witnesses:
"The team's trainer was not immediately available as he was on the ice tending to an injured player when he heard shouts from the dressing room.

Palfreyman's mom, who is a nurse was in the stands. She made her way to the dressing room while the team's trainer started chest compressions. Resuscitation attempts were completed by medical staff, but they were unsuccessful. Palfreyman was transported to a local medical facility via ambulance with a "weak pulse",where he was later pronounced deceased. His passing came suddenly and an autopsy was completed determine cause of death, but no cause has been released at this time.

An obituary for Palfreyman provided the following information:
Palfreyman, Eli
Doing what he loved most, in Ayr on Tuesday August 30, 2022.

Beloved son to Tammy and Brett; much loved brother to Ella; cherished grandson to Francois and Betty and Dalt and Karen; dear nephew to Chad and EmmyLou and cousin to Tyler and Kaela. He will be forever remembered by his friends and teammates past and present.

Friends are welcome to pay their respects to the family at the North Dumfries Community Centre (2958 Greenfield Rd. Ayr) on Tuesday September 6, 2022 from 10:30-1:30 PM. Eulogies will be offered in the Arena at 2:00 PM

No Flowers please. Donations to Jumpstart or a Go Fund Me campaign would be appreciated. Online condolences and donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com

Palfreyman's parents took some time to speak to their son's team to share the following message :
He said the happiest day in Eli's life was when he was named captain, and he said you cannot take a shift off the rest of the year because Eli's spirit will be pushing you to do your best every shift, and I want to see it.

Hockey is a game. Life is bigger than hockey and do your best and remember, Eli will be there with you.

As a father myself I can't imagine what the Palfreyman is going through this is a truly heartbreaking story we here at Hawks Insider want the Family and friends of Eli to know we give our sincerest condolences...
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