Jack Jablonski’s team from Benilde-St. Margaret’s will take to the ice Saturday night for the first time since Jablonski suffered the hit that left him paralyzed. And off the ice, the support for “Jabs” has gone viral – in the form on an international trend and tribute.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team plans to raise money for a Twin Cities high school player paralyzed in a game.
High school sports have been in the spotlight this week all across Minnesota and the nation after Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player Jack Jablonski’s paralyzing hit last week.
The story of Benilde St. Margaet’s Jack Jablonski’s paralyzing injury is a chilling reminder, because 15 years ago Ben Peyton was playing hockey for Edina when a hit left him paralyzed. He has made great progress since that day, not just physically.
Students throughout the state wore white to school to show support for injured hockey player Jack Jablonski. Jablonski was paralyzed after taking a hit in a hockey game between Benilde-St. Margaret’s and Wayzata last Friday.
The Minnesota State High School League is reminding hockey coaches and officials about eliminating checking from behind after a player suffered a paralyzing injury.