By: Jordan Mady
A Rams player was taken off on a stretcher in a 4-2 loss to UOIT Saturday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Forward Maddison Clouthier collided with a UOIT player, and while she was conscious, couldn’t get up.
“The feedback from everybody was that it was incidental contact,” said head coach Lisa Haley. “It’s unfortunate … it’s a part of the game and there’s certainly no hard feelings on our end.”
Forward Emily Poplar, one of two goal scorers for the Rams, said the team was worried when Clouthier first hit the ice.
“We didn’t see her move when she was down,” said Poplar. “We were all scared and then we heard that she was talking to the trainer.”
Haley said Clouthier was alert when speaking with the team’s medical staff, and confirmed she had suffered a concussion.
“I know that when they did remove her from the ice, she had all the feeling in her hands and her feet,” she said. “We’re hoping that everything is okay.”
The Rams will next face the York Lions on the road on Sunday Feb. 3.