totalViews: function() { “You knew he was hurt, but not to what extent. “It was a lot more fun having a passion to play hockey, but the last 20 years I’ve found a purpose in trying to give back with the Travis Roy Foundation,” Roy said. for (var i = 0; i < cookies.length; i++) { Travis Roy was an inspiration far beyond the hockey arena. } Roy was a freshman forward with Boston University in 1995 when he was paralyzed just 11 seconds into his NCAA career while attempting to hit a North Dakota opponent on the forecheck. We cannot thank you all enough for your love and support.”, BU and “Miracle On Ice” legend Mike Eruzione tweeted: “Perhaps the saddest day in the history of Boston University hockey and yet Travis has become a role model for so many people and the money he has raised over the years has helped so many.”. He was just 20. Travis Roy, the inspirational former hockey star paralyzed during a game, dies at 45 by Larry Mahoney October 29, 2020 October 29, 2020. Son of Lee Roy and Brenda Roy and brother of Tobi, Roy passed away at the age of 45. Yarmouth native Travis Roy, whose promising college hockey career was cut short by a spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic, has died at the age of 45. (Getty Images), History was made in Exeter, N.H., earlier this month, as an all-minority team led by former NHL players Bryce Salvador and Mike Grier (Holliston, Mass. var val = 0; Tributes to Roy’s philanthropy and impact on others spread across social media Thursday. Our sincere thoughts are with his wonderful family as well as his vast support group of friends and colleagues.”, Five years ago, Roy was celebrated in a gala at Agganis Arena by BU and the city of Boston, which declared October 20 “Travis Roy Day.”, “Twenty years ago tonight, I lived out my dream of playing Division 1 hockey,” Roy said at the Agganis gala. “His story is the epitome of inspiration and courage, and he was a role model and a hero to so many people. return 0; Create a commenting profile by providing an email address, password and display name. document.cookie = cookieString2; “In talking to him, one of the messages that came through loud and clear was this overwhelming sense of gratitude he had for the entire New England community, but more importantly the places he was from,” VanOrden said. "use strict"; When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code. Boston University associate director for marketing and communications Brian Kelley said he couldn’t imagine a greater response to adversity than that which Roy demonstrated. In this April 15, 2015, file photo, former Boston University hockey player Travis Roy poses in his apartment in downtown Boston. The ice rink at North Yarmouth Academy was renamed in Roy’s honor in 1998. “After the game, it was a pretty horrible message that Coach (Jack) Parker had to deliver. by metsbp October 31, 2020. written by metsbp October 31, 2020. In 1997, Roy established the Travis Roy Foundation to help spinal cord injury survivors and to fund research for a cure. MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN NEW ENGLAND HOCKEY, Travis Roy Travis Roy was one of the most cherished members of our family and his legacy will live on for generations to come.”. “He had the time for anyone. Please write a brief description and someone will get back to you shortly! Success. Travis Roy, an inspirational advocate for spinal cord research who was paralyzed in a freak injury 11 seconds into his Boston University hockey career, died Thursday afternoon. Low 27F. the entire conference family mourns Travis’ passing.

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