Brush high school is in mourning today after the death of a 17-year-old hockey player who died after collapsing during hockey practice.
Alec Kornet became short of breath while practicing at the Cleveland Heights Recreation Center with his teammates from the Arcs hockey team.
Paramedics took Kornet to Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital where he later died, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. A cause of death has yet to be released.
“The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools formally and regrettably releases the sad news that on Tuesday evening, one of our high school students, Alec Kornet, a junior, unexpectedly passed away,” the district said in a statement released on Wednesday.
“Alec was an honor student, involved in the Charles F. Brush High School band, soccer and hockey teams. Alec was an incredibly well-liked and well-respected student by his fellow classmates. This SEL Schools is deeply saddened by his death, and extends our deepest sympathy to the Kornet family at this time.”
The junior was an honor student and also played soccer and baseball, and was a member of the school’s band.
Grief counselors are on hand today at Brush High School for staff and students.