Jay Bouwmeester’s cardiac episode was a scary expertise for the St. Louis Blues.
Even for a bunch of robust hockey gamers, having dad round definitely helps.
St. Louis is on its annual father’s journey, and the dads are offering some invaluable counselling after the 36-year-old Bouwmeester collapsed within the first interval of Tuesday’s sport at Anaheim. A defibrillator was used to revive the veteran defenceman earlier than he was taken to a hospital.
The Blues and their fathers stayed in a single day in Southern California earlier than taking a chartered flight to Las Vegas for Thursday evening’s sport towards the Golden Knights.
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Brian O’Reilly, the daddy of centre Ryan O’Reilly and a high-performance coach, shared a personal dialog together with his son and was additionally requested to talk to the staff.
“Simply being a dad, I had the identical type of dialog that I had with [Ryan],” the senior O’Reilly stated. “It was an vital facet of ‘You are going through a state of affairs of trauma and there is vicarious trauma for folks in it.’ Mentioning folks’s consciousness about what occurs to efficiency and the way you course of and the necessity to course of it and course of it in your individual means. That was type of the theme of our dialog.”
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