AJ Quetta, Bishop Feehan hockey player seriously injured in game against Pope Francis Prep, returns to the ice as coach after spinal cord injury

Less than a year after AJ Quetta was seriously injured in a high school hockey game, the teenager returns to the ice, this time as coach of Bishop Feehan.

“His presence on the ice will be a driving force for our boys in their quest for the MIAA Division 1 state title,” the school team said. said in a tweet.

Quetta was injured in a Bishop Feehan and Pope Francis warm-up game in West Springfield in January when he stepped into the boards head first. He was eventually removed from the ice on a stretcher.

It was later revealed that Quetta had a spinal cord injury.

The school announced Thursday that Quetta will be an assistant coach for the varsity team, calling him a “great person”.

Earlier this year, a GoFundMe raised over $ 1 million.

The Boston Bruins also ran an article about their support for Quetta and her family. Boston Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs and the Boston Bruins Foundation have pledged a minimum donation of $ 100,000.

“Despite these tragic circumstances, my family and the Boston Bruins organization are very proud to see such a surge of support from the New England hockey community,” said the CEO of the Boston Bruins, Charlie Jacobs, in an earlier statement. “AJ and his family need to know that they are not alone on the journey and that we will be with him all the way.”

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Catherine J. Martinez