Roadrunners’ Craig Cunningham taken to hospital after collapsing on ice

A scary situation has the hockey world sending their thoughts and prayers to the AHL Tuscon Roadrunner's captain Craig Cunningham who collapsed on the ice during pregame ceremonies.

Saturday’s game between the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners and Manitoba Moose was postponed after Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham collapsed on the ice prior to puck drop.

The Arizona Daily Star reported that medics worked on Cunningham, who was lying on his back, performing chest compressions before moving him from the ice surface.

The Coyotes released a statement later on Saturday:

“Arizona Coyotes center Craig Cunningham suffered a medical emergency on the ice prior to the start of tonight’s game between the Tucson Roadrunners and the Manitoba Moose at the Tucson Convention Center,” Coyotes general manager John Chayka said via press release. “Cunningham was taken to a local hospital where he is receiving medical treatment. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig and his family. We will provide a medical update once we receive more information.”

A number of NHL players tweeted out support for the player and his family.

No make-up date for the game has been announced.

Cunningham was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fourth round of the 2010 entry draft. In 63 NHL games, he has three goals and eight points.

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