Teen athlete dies from stroke complications on Christmas Day

A teenage hockey player died on Christmas Day after suffering a stroke in early December.

The St. Paul Capitols Hockey Association said that Cormick Scanlan “passed away peacefully last night surrounded by family” adding that “Our strength is with the Scanlans and all who loved Cormick.”

A GoFundMe created by a Cretin-Derham Hall student and teacher states that Cormick suffered a stroke on Dec. 6 and it was then discovered that he had a rare condition called moyamoya disease.

The St. Paul hockey community paid respects to the Scanlan family during a moment of silent prayer before a game on Dec. 22. Many players also wore #17 stickers on their helmets, according to the CaringBridge website.

Cretin-Derham Hall said in a statement “Our community is heartbroken by the tragic loss of Cormick.”