Tragedy Strikes Windsor Spitfires

Sad news came to Windsor this morning, as Windsor Spifire Captain Mickey Renaud has passed away.Renaud collapsed in his home early this morning. He was rushed to the hospital but doctors failed to revive him.
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with Mickey’s family as they go through this very difficult time.

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12 Responses to Tragedy Strikes Windsor Spitfires

  1. greatlife15 says:

    Although I’ve never watched the Spitfire play, it’s always sad to hear something like this happen. Condolences go out to his family and friends.

  2. leafy says:

    Indeed awful news.  They need to seriously consider testing players with thorough physical examinations prior to allowing them to play in any hockey league, whether it's amateur or pro.  A lot of players with congenital heart defects out there.  There's no way this should happen given today's medical advances.

  3. gambit101 says:

    Playing spring and summer hockey with him a couple times and being a follower of the spitfires. Hits hard to home to think that only the age of 19 your life could be all of a sudden be over. I feel the pain for mickey's family and he will be truly missed. Thursday spits are supposed to be doing a moment of silence before game. Greatest sympathy to the Renaud family.

  4. Libbs says:

    My understanding is that it was a brain annurism and not his heart.

  5. Libbs says:

    Mickey was just such a wonderful young man. He was just so happy and absolutely loved hockey and everything that came along with it.

    I’ve known Mickey since he was just a little guy. He’s gone to school with my brother since kindergarden. My brother has special needs and Mickey always made him feel like the was “one of the boys”.

    When my grandmother passed 2 years ago, Mickey got a stick signed by the entire team.

    I will forever cherish the one time that I was able to play hockey with Mickey. Thanks for letting me stop those wicked slapshots of yours!

    He’s lived every day to the fullest. I only wish i could have his strength and passion. He was the ultimate definition of “real”.

    You were an amazing person, Mickey. I know your spirit will be even stronger. He will forever be in our hearts and in our minds!

    My condolances to his father, mother, brother, and little sister. I also feel bad for his teammates. This is a terrible loss to everyone.

    Keep your spirts up Spits! Mickey’s going to be right there with you, pushing you to get better! Go out and win it for Mick!

    Reast in peace my friend. You’ll be greatly missed by all!

  6. RoenickTheGreat says:

    I guess we should go by what leafy says, and the world would be a better place. Give me a break leafy, its life, it happends, yes its sad how young he was, but give me a break, players go through examinations already to see if their healthy enough to play, god your an idiot sometimes leafy, as dumb as your team is, I guess you can't help it either.

  7. Libbs says:

    I have a feeling that the kids will be in no condition to play on Thursday (or even Saturday). Sundays game against Oshawa will probably be thier next game.

    Its my personal opinion that they should retire his number (#18)…although they may wait till next season before they do that.

  8. leafy says:

    Aneurysms are completely unpredictable, unlike heart ailments.

  9. leafy says:

    What do you know about medical testing?  Since you're so smart, feel free to educate us.  Who gets tested, at what level, and what exactly to examiners look for?  Explain.

  10. leafy says:

    Ok idiot, check out the link below to a major study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  You'll note that it emphasizes the lack of medical screening of athletes at the amateur level.

    So, before you criticize, just make sure you know what you're talking about first. Moron!

  11. RoenickTheGreat says:

    Well I don't know leafy, fill me in if you know it all son.

  12. habsrock99 says:

    Man, WTF's your problem? Leafy's comments made perfect sense because they do not test for certain medical conditions thoroughly enough. He makes a very valid point that with today's technology, they should be able to spot health problems like congenital heart disease. They don't even thoroughly test it in the Pro ranks, let alone down in amateur.

    Case and point, Darryl Kile, former 20 game winner in the MLB, up and died all of sudden back in 2002 because he had blockage in 2 coronary arteries, which resulted in a massive heart attack. Something that had been over-looked for several years by team Medical Staffs and team doctors.

    Another example is Joe Kennedy, who played for the Toronto Blue Jays last season. He died in his Florida home after collapsing due to Hypertensive Heart Disease and the degeneration of the mitral valve. Again, something that he had for a while and was over-looked by trainers, medical staff and physicians through out his career.

    So, next time, be somewhat compassionate and don't start a meaningless argument just for the sake of arguing under these types of circumstances. It's incredibly disrespectful and unwanted.

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