Roughly one month before the one-year anniversary of the game that saw Craig Cunningham collapse on the ice, beginning a hectic ordeal that brought his professional hockey career to a close, the courageous AHLer will have his number retired by his former club. The Tuscon Roadrunners’ manager of digital operations, Alexander Kinkopf, tweeted out the good news. Cunningham suffered cardiac arrest on Nov. 19 of last year, collapsing on the ice before a game against the Manitoba Moose. Given CPR and rushed to Tuscon’s Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, Cunningham was then transferred to the Banner – University Medical Center to receive advanced oxygenation therapy reserved only for the most dire of cardiac cases, according to Coyotes beat writer Craig Morgan.
Craig Cunningham to have number retired by Coyotes’ AHL team
Sportsnet | Aug 19