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News: January 2003

Ed O'Donnell, Ice Hockey Official, Dies of Heart Attack During H.S. Game in Pennsauken, NJ

On Friday, January 10, Ed O'Donnell, a USA Hockey and NIHOA official from Mullica Hill, NJ, suffered a heart attack and died at an arena in Pennsauken, NJ. At the time, he was officiating an NJSIAA game between Brick Township and Bishop Eustace High Schools.

Updates:

Tony Mariconda, Atlantic District Referee-in-Chief, said:


The Atlantic District Officiating Program suffered another loss this weekend. Ed O'Donnell, 45, passed away during a High School game in Pennsauken, NJ Friday night. He was not feeling well during the second period and left the ice. A home team parent who was a doctor went into the locker room to assist him. Unfortunately, Ed apparently suffered a heart attack and could not be revived....

Ed had been a Local Supervisor of Officials and a former member of Seminar Instructors Staff in the Atlantic District. He is survived by his wife Janice and three school-age children.

Read on for information about funeral arrangements.

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