The 25-year-old Oilers Forward dies after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
Colby Cave, Forward at the Edmonton Oilers died on Saturday after an emergency surgery from the consequences of a cerebral hemorrhage. Already on Tuesday, the Oilers informed that Colby Cave had suffered a brain hemorrhage and had to be put into an artificial coma. Now the Club and Cave’s family have announced to the public that the young hockey professional passed away this Saturday morning.
The 25-year-old only switched from the Boston Bruins to the Oilers last summer. In the current season, the Canadian played the most games in the AHL with the Bakersfield Condors 44 (11+12). With the Oilers he played 11 games. The death of Colby Cave – just before Easter – was followed by a deep wave of sadness through the entire hockey world. The NHL stunned this event and made a statement: „He was a passionate and hard-working player who was admired by his colleagues and coaches. And, more importantly, he was a pretty and selfless person.“
The organization of the Boston Bruins also expressed deep regret for the death of Cave alongside the Oilers: „Colby was a fantastic team mate with a great character who was both popular and admired – wherever he played. Our thoughts are now with him Mrs. Emily, his family and all his friends „. Cam Neely, President of the Boston Bruins added: „Colby came into the organization of the Bruins as an untrained free agent. He took the opportunity to show on and off the ice that he was a special player and person. He was, and always will be a bruin and be sorely missed by anyone lucky enough to know him“.