By @StefanKubus –
The hockey world lost a brother this past weekend.
Rochester Hills native and Northland College player Chris Morgan passed away after being struck in a hit-and-run, according to Fox 2 Detroit. Morgan’s body was found Sunday morning.
Northland coach Seamus Gregory called Morgan, 22, “an unbelievable teammate” in his statement on the tragedy:
“This past weekend we received some untimely and tragic news that one of our current players; Junior Defeneseman, #27 Chris Morgan has passed. Chris was a true LumberJack – hardworking, dedicated and passionate. He will be missed by everyone in our locker room, Athletic Department, campus community & beyond. Chris was a competitor, an unbelievable teammate who believed in LumberJack Hockey. He had great respect for its past and was a key piece of where we are today and where we are going tomorrow. For the alumni, family and friends and future players who didn’t have the opportunity to play with “Miggy”, the best way to describe him is he would block a shot for anyone, anytime, up by 3 in the 1st period or down by 5 in the 3rd, it didn’t matter. He will forever be missed, never forgotten and always loved. Please keep his family, loved ones and teammates in your thoughts and prayers.”
Morgan played high school hockey locally for University of Detroit Jesuit and was a three-year letter winner and former captain of the Cubs varsity hockey team. There, he also earned all-league and all-state honors. He then went on to play for the Gloucester Rangers of the Central Canada Hockey League before heading to Northland College.
The MiHockey staff’s thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.