If you havent heard about it yet........a week ago a freind of mines brother named Ben Fanelli played hockey for the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) and was hit by an Erie Otters player. Ben went down immediately and was air lifted to Hamilton Hospital. He has a fractured skull and a fractured orbital bone. it was a bad hit, and ben did expose his back. but the Otter player had enough room to avoid the hit... its hard to judge.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1a12G5xWYE&feature=related<-----BETTER VIDEO ON THE HIT
Ben had a future in hockey.and hopefully he will be able to play again. i had the chance to play with him at the local ice rink last year, and man did he have dirty dangles.
HOPE YOU GET BETTER BEN ++