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Gopher hockey team to wear memorial sticker for Eagan teen killed in crash

Gopher hockey team to wear memorial sticker for Eagan teen killed in crash Photo: Vitek family/Eagan Hockey Associaton

Updated: November 02, 2019 04:29 PM

The University of Minnesota Gopher men's hockey team will add a sticker on their helmets this weekend in remembrance of Patric Vitek, the Eagan Hockey Association confirmed.

Vitek, 13, died after his bicycle was struck by a car Friday in Eagan. The logo on the sticker will feature a "V" in front of a ribbon emblazoned with Eagan hockey's team colors, blue and green.

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Vitek was a member of Eagan hockey's peewee A team, and he had played in the Eagan Hockey Association since he was at the mite level, the organization said in a statement Friday.

Eagan hockey community gathers to remember 13-year-old killed in crash

A GoFundMe has been created for the family. The Eagan Hockey Association also tweeted out a list of restaurants that have agreed to donate half of their earnings this weekend to help the Vitek family.

The Gophers will play Notre Dame 4 p.m. Saturday at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

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