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Tragic passing strikes the hockey world with somber announcement


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December 12, 2023  (11:57)
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On Monday night, sad news hit the hockey community as the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) mourned the loss of former player Paul Giallonardo.

Giallonardo, who played for the Windsor Spitfires, passed away at the age of 39 after battling cancer.
The OHL expressed their sorrow on their website, saying:
"The Ontario Hockey League is mourning the loss of an alumnus gone too soon. Former Windsor Spitfires player Paul Giallonardo passed away on Sunday night after a battle with cancer. He was just 39 years old."

Giallonardo's hockey journey spanned four seasons in the OHL, all with the Windsor Spitfires from 2001 to 2005.
After his time in the OHL, Giallonardo continued playing for St. Thomas University for three more seasons.
He wrapped up his playing career during the 2008-09 season, taking his skills overseas to Italy. There, he played for Alleghe in 46 games before retiring.
The news of Giallonardo's passing has left the hockey community in reflection, remembering his contributions to the sport and the mark he left in his career.
The OHL's announcement serves as a reminder of the impact individuals like Giallonardo have on the hockey world.
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