Born: March 3, 1992 (Simcoe, Ontario)
Died: June 3, 2014 (Simcoe, Ontario)
Tyler Norrie, who completed his first season with the University of Waterloo Warriors hockey team earlier this year, died after collapsing at a motel fitness centre in his hometown. He was 22.
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound defenceman skated in nine games for the Warriors in 2013-14, scoring three goals.
“Tyler was exactly the type of person that coaches look for,” Warriors coach Brian Bourque said. “He showed up every day with a hard-working, positive attitude. His hockey sense was great and he was determined to have a positive impact on the team.”
Before joining the Warriors, Norrie spent three seasons playing junior-B hockey in Ontario as a forward with the Brantford Golden Eagles and Caledonia Corvairs. He scored 45 goals with 51 assists in 146 games. The Corvairs announced via Twitter that Norrie’s No. 22 sweater will be retired.
Norrie is reported to have collapsed during or shortly after a workout at a fitness centre within a Travelodge in Simcoe. He died soon after at Norfolk General Hospital. Norrie leaves his parents, Duncan Norrie and Karen Hishon; a sister; and, four grandparents.