A youth hockey coach in Massachusetts narrowly avoided tragedy on Feb. 28, likely saving the lives of several of his Norwood Youth Hockey players.
About two dozen kids were taking the ice at Canton Metropolis Skating Rink around 7 a.m. when the coach heard a loud snap over his head. He immediately yelled for everyone to clear the ice, and they are lucky he did.
Less than a minute later, the roof came crashing down. As reported by New England Cable News (NECN), no one was injured.
Mike Fanizzi told NECN. “We just looked at each other. … Right as we get to probably where the penalty box is, one of the other coaches and a mother went past us, and the roof collapsed right in front of us.”“We were like, ‘Why are we alive?'” coach
Another coach added that at least seven players had been standing right where the pieces of roof landed.
The Canton fire department said the roof collapsed under the weight of the snow piled on top. The Boston area has been pummeled by near-record amounts of snowRead More »from Ceiling collapses during youth hockey practice