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College Hockey:
2 ex-SLU Players, Coach’s Brother, Presumed Dead

Still reeling from the news of Mark Bavis’ tragic death, the college hockey world was dealt another blow as the list grew to three.

Mike Pelletier and Rich Stewart, two members of St. Lawrence’s 1988 NCAA Finalist team, are missing and presumed dead, victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.

The former Saints teammates worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, a London-based firm that has reported 700 of its 1,000 employees unaccounted for. The firm operated offices out of the 101st, 103rd and 105th floors of the North Tower.

The brother of Union assistant coach Kevin Patrick is also among the missing. James Patrick was also employed by Cantor Fitzgerald.

There had been some hope that Patrick was found when his name showed up on ny.com as one of the injured in New York City hospitals, but that report turned out to be false.

“The family and everyone has been on a roller coaster since this happened,” said Union head coach Kevin Sneddon.

There had also been reports that Patrick’s wife had heard from him on his cell phone after the incident, but it turned out that it was his wife trying to contact him.

[Please check back to USCHO as more details come in.]


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