Clay High School hockey player injured during game

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(WTOL) - Members of the Clay High School hockey team will be back on the ice Tuesday morning for a 6 a.m. practice, but with a teammate constantly on their minds. 14 year-old Kyle Cannon is in intensive care at a Dayton hospital after breaking his neck during a hockey game on Sunday.

Cannon was hit from behind and driven into the boards. He is paralyzed from the chest down, but the family is hopeful that surgery will help restore some feeling. He underwent surgery on Monday.

We talked to Clay's hockey captain about what happened. "He fell straight down to the ground, didn't move right away. And we skated over there. He was talking the whole time, but he had no feeling from his neck down," says Mike Wojciechowski.

Start High hockey player also injured this weekend

Our medi partner the Toledo Blade reports On Friday, 18-year-old Dustin Wells from Start High School was seriously injured during a hockey game in Sylvania against Northview High School. Dawn Haynes said her son has no movement or feeling in his right leg and has a swollen spinal chord, but no bones were broken. He is being treated in Toledo hospital and is expected to remain there for another week, she said. Read more.

Fundraiser

The coach of Anthony Wayne's hockey team is organizing a fundraiser for Kyle and Dustin. Fans can make a donation for their medical expenses at any of the local high school games this Friday through Sunday.

Press release from Oregon City Schools:

On Sunday, November 30 the Clay High School Varsity Hockey team was competing in the Beavercreek Tournament in Dayton, Ohio. During a contest with Lexington High School (Kentucky), Clay High School hockey player Kyle Cannon was seriously injured during play.

The contest was suspended and Kyle was taken to the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio where his condition is listed as "critical but stable." The medical staff continues to evaluate Kyle's condition and monitor his progress. The thoughts and prayers of the Oregon City Schools family are with Kyle and his family during this time of recovery.