Former Boston University standout goaltender Scott Cashman died Monday from a heart-related issue according to the Ottawa Citizen. He was 39.
Cashman was the backbone of Boston Universityâ€™s hockey dominance in the early 1990s. He led the Terriers to the Frozen Four in his freshman year in 1990, where they lost to Colgate in the semifinals, and again in his sophomore season when BU fell to Northern Michigan, 8-7 in triple overtime, in the title game.
The 6-foot-3 netminder has his career end early shortly after college. While playing for the Adirondack Red Wings in the American Hockey League, Cashman cracked his tailbone. Upon examination, doctors diagnosed Cashman with Ankylosing Spondylitis, an inflammation of the vertebrae, which can lead to arthritis. When Cashman learned of this, he immediately retired.
Cashman was a 2005 inductee into the Boston University Hockey Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry, and children Markie and Johnny. A funeral mass will be held in his hometown of Kanata, Ont., on Friday, October 3.