Tuesday night saw a frightening incident in the American Hockey League, with Kale Kessy of the Hershey Bears (the Washington Capitals’ AHL affiliate) stretchered off after losing consciousness following a fight with Derek Sheppard during the second period of a game against the Charlotte Checkers. Kessy was laying on the ice for several minutes before being stretchered off. Here are some photos and videos of what happened:
Hershey Bears Player, Kale Kessy is in stable condition and being sent to Hershey Medical Center after a fight against Charlotte Checkers Player number 19 pic.twitter.com/n1qO6Q6lXF
— Ian Rapp (@Real_IanRapp) February 26, 2020
VERY scary situation here in Hershey. Bears player just took most vicious hockey punch I’ve ever seen during a fight and was knocked out on his feet. pic.twitter.com/Y1QZXgz0T1
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) February 26, 2020
Lots of concern for Kale Kessy right now. Can’t say enough for how Bob Goodman reacted immediately. Just a stunned silence here. pic.twitter.com/gNG9CKAxX6
— Beids (@juliebeidler) February 26, 2020
#Bears Kale Kessey taken off on a stretcher by his teammates to a standing ovation here.
Kessey was knocked out after a fight in the second period. pic.twitter.com/X6PZo0b3ID
— Allie Berube (@allieberube) February 26, 2020
The team updated that Kessy was “alert, and in stable condition, and being transported to a local medical facility.”
Per our media and medical team, Kale Kessy was struck in a fight. He lost, but regained consciousness on the ice. He is alert, and in stable condition, and being transported to a local medical facility. Kessy told his teammates before leaving the ice, “go win the game.” #HBH
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) February 26, 2020
That’s certainly a scary situation. Here’s hoping that Kessy is okay.
[Photo via Allie Berube on Twitter]