Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Jordan Boyd was pronounced dead at a New Brunswick hospital after collapsing on the ice during individual workouts on Monday, the first day of training camp. Boyd was 16 years old and attending his first QMJHL camp.
According to the Titan, he was skating Monday morning and suffered some sort of discomfort. Boyd then collapsed and fell to the ice, where the Acadie-Bathurst medical staff tried to revive him several times. He was brought to hospital and his death was confirmed.
The QMJHL in a release said Boyd underwent a full medical evaluation prior to camp opening Monday, and there were no red flags that would have prevented the Bedford, N.S., native from participating. The team and family are awaiting autopsy results to determine exact cause of death.
Boyd was a fourth-round pick of the Titan in the 2013 QMJHL entry draft. Last season he had 39 points in 41 games for Rothesay Netherwood School in Rothesay, N.B., just outside of Saint John, as well as three points in five games with Cole Harbour Major Midgets in Cole Harbour, N.S.
According to the QMJHL, the Titan have decided to resume their training camp as scheduled on Tuesday, with grief counselors on hand for the players.