Connecticut high school hockey player Teddy Balkind tragically died after a skate cut his neck during a game last week … the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner announced Monday.
Officials formally ruled Balkind’s death as an “accident” … revealing the cause as an “incised wound of neck.”
Balkind was just a 16-year-old sophomore.
As we previously reported, the horrifying incident happened during St. Luke’s game vs. Brunswick School in Greenwich last Thursday … when authorities say Balkind fell to the ice and was accidentally crashed into by an opponent.
According to the Greenwich Police Department, Balkind was taken to the hospital … but died there from his injuries.
The two schools expressed deep remorse following the tragedy … with Balkind’s St. Luke’s school closing on Friday and reopening on Monday with a “special schedule.”
NHL teams and players, meanwhile, honored Balkind at their games over the last few days … with the L.A. Kings holding a moment of silence for Teddy on Saturday.