Former Sacred Heart captain Garrett Larson died in a motor vehicle accident over the weekend in his hometown of Rycroft, Alberta.
A 2005 graduate of Sacred Heart, Larson was 31 and leaves behind his wife, Jen, and three children, Cohan (5), Chloe (1) and Lilly (one month).
Larson played four seasons for the Pioneers from 2001-2005 and was named team captain his senior season. He ranks sixth all-time with 55 goals and seventh all-time with 125 points. He earned All-Conference Second Team honors in the inaugural season of Atlantic Hockey in 2003-04, scoring 19 goals with 10 assists for 29 points. The year before as a sophomore, he recorded a career-best 40 points on 13 goals and 27 assists in the final year of the MAAC.
Upon graduating from SHU, Larson made an appearance with the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League before returning to his hometown. He played senior hockey upon his return with the Spirit River Rangers and the Grande Prairie Athletics. Larson’s former junior team, the Grand Prairie Storm, will wear a ‘GL’ decal on their helmets this coming season.
A funeral service for Larson will be held July 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish, 10404 102 St., Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Larson Children Education Trust Fund
RR2 Site 13, Box 78
Grande Prairie, AB, Canada T8V2Z9.